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Undergraduate BSN Programs (Traditional and Accelerated Courses)


Dr. Hawkins (BSN Chair) and Dr. Minton (Accel 2nd Degree Program Director) are holding weekly virtual Town Halls to answer questions, listen to concerns, and learn more about how the semester is progressing. Please check your Bellarmine email to determine the dates and times of the Town Hall for your class and receive the Microsoft Teams link.


In all NURS and NURA courses an earned grade of D+ or better for which a student elects the pass/fail grade will convert to Pass. Per the BSN Handbook a grade of D+ in the nursing program equals a 75%. Requirements for obtaining a passing grade stipulated in each course syllabus must be met. The pre-nursing requirements outside of the NURS prefix include BIOL 108 and BIOL 109 and the Nursing Department will accept a grade of Pass if taken in the Spring 2020 semester when applying to the BSN program.

Clinical Information

Learn about how Bellarmine's School of Nursing and Clinical Sciences is operating to maintain clinical experiences by reading the Considerations for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response in U.S. Schools of Nursing (pdf) created by AACN.

Bellarmine University Nursing

Dr. Nancy YorkWelcome to Bellarmine University’s Nursing Department! Located in the beautiful Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, the Nursing Department is a vibrant academic community committed to innovative and inter-professional teaching and learning opportunities, inclusivity and diversity, community engagement, and student and faculty success. Our students benefit from the expertise of distinguished faculty, a state-of-the art simulation laboratory, and clinical and practicum experiences with over 100 healthcare and community partners. Our outstanding academic programs and faculty prepare graduates who are highly sought after by employers, and routinely exceed state and national averages on the RN license exam (NCLEX-RN) and nurse practitioner exams.

I invite you to explore our undergraduate and graduate programs and hope you consider Bellarmine as your first choice for nursing education! Plan a visit soon to meet with Nursing faculty and Admission staff and learn more about advancing both your education and professional career.

Nancy York, PhD, RN, CNE
Dean of the School of Nursing and Clinical Sciences


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The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing, Master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Bellarmine University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (