Belmont University and Nashville State BSN Degree Completion Agreement
Partnership renewal expands access for students and supports the nursing pipeline for an ever-growing workforce
Belmont University and Nashville State Community College today announced the renewal of a nursing studies partnership between the two institutions. The partnership was created many years ago for students who plan to attend Belmont to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Before transferring, students satisfy the prerequisites needed and earn an Associate Degree in Health Science at Nashville State. Belmont holds a maximum of 16 seats for Nashville State students each year.
With the city of Nashville attracting more and more health care industry, the partnership continues to build a strong pipeline of quality nursing talent for an ever-growing workforce. The agreement’s extension was finalized at a signing ceremony held on Nashville State’s White Bridge campus Tuesday afternoon.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Nashville State through the renewal of this agreement,” said Belmont President Dr. L. Gregory Jones. “Given that Nashville is the health care capital of the world, we understand the role higher education institutions in our city must play in educating the next generation of health care talent. With the shortages health care is seeing amidst the pandemic, we are eager to support the growing pipeline of nurses across this region and beyond.”
"This program creates another Nashville State bridge to Belmont for students seeking a bachelor's degree in nursing," said Nashville State President Dr. Shanna L. Jackson. "The College is focused on increasing the talent pipeline in Nashville and strengthening our transfer pathways is key. We thank Belmont for the continued partnership."