Undergraduate and GraduateNursing

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Healthcare professionals recognize the value of a Bellarmine degree.


Welcome from the Associate Dean

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Welcome 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.

Heather Owens, PhD, RN
Chief Nursing Officer & Associate Dean of Nursing
Chair, Graduate Nursing Programs

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CCNE Accrediation

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.

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