Forbes: Bellarmine's online nurse practitioner programs among nation’s 10 best

April 23, 2024

Bellarmine University's nurse practitioner programs are among the 10 best online programs in the United States, securing the eighth spot on Forbes Magazine's rankings. The programs stand alongside institutions such as Duke University, Villanova University and George Washington University. 
Forbes, a leading source of business and education news, evaluated numerous RN-to-NP programs across the country. Bellarmine University's nurse practitioner programs stood out for a commitment to excellence and innovation in nursing education. The programs’ online format has enabled students to pursue advanced nursing education while maintaining professional commitments. 
"Bellarmine's nurse practitioner programs produce graduates who fill a critical role in our region's healthcare system," said Dr. Susan M. Donovan, Bellarmine’s president. "The leadership provided by our graduate nursing faculty and their vision to take these programs online is a real testament to the innovation taking place in our Donna and Allan Lansing School of Nursing and Clinical Sciences." 
Bellarmine offers two advanced nurse practitioner degrees that Forbes recognized: 
  • The Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide comprehensive primary care to individuals and families across the lifespan. Through a rigorous curriculum, students develop expertise in health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, and management of common acute and chronic illnesses.  
  • The Master of Science in Nursing – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares professional nurses to provide critically ill and chronic disease management for adult and geriatric individuals in a variety of healthcare settings. Students learn how to perform comprehensive assessments, treat chronic health problems, analyze laboratory results, perform advanced procedures and prescribe medications. 
Both programs’ online format allows students to balance their education with their personal and professional responsibilities. 
Bellarmine University's Lansing School of Nursing and Clinical Sciences is renowned for its commitment to producing highly skilled and compassionate nursing professionals. The faculty members, who are experts in their respective fields, provide students with a supportive and engaging learning environment.  
Prospective students interested in Bellarmine's nurse practitioner programs can find more information on the university's graduate nursing program website

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