As an art and a science, nursing is a unique professional discipline and valued by society. It enables others to reach their highest potential by fostering wellness, promoting recovery from illness, or allowing dignity in death. Nursing uses and builds on knowledge developed by nursing and other disciplines.

The professional nurse assumes rights and responsibilities to work independently, dependently, and collaboratively with other health care professionals. In health care delivery, the professional nurse serves as the primary direct health care provider, and renders unique services to individuals, families, and communities in diverse settings. The professional nurse is committed to and advocates for quality health care for all. The practice of nursing is multidimensional, requiring critical thinking, therapeutic interventions, and effective communication.

Goals for Nursing Graduates

Successful completion of the objectives/competencies of the Trevecca Nazarene University undergraduate program in nursing requires the students to accomplish the following:

1.  Incorporate knowledge from the arts, humanities, natural, and social sciences in nursing practice.

2.  Demonstrate competency in applying problem-solving methods and a professional ethic of    relationship centered care in the nursing management of wellness and disease states across the lifespan.

3.  Utilize effective communication and information technology to enhance the nursing practice.

4.  Incorporate multiple determinants of health in providing nursing care related to health promotion, illness prevention, health restoration, and rehabilitation.

5.  Provide culturally sensitive health care for diverse populations in a variety of health care settings.

6.  Demonstrate ability to provide relationship-centered care while providing stewardship of human and material resources.

7.  Provide professional nursing care management of wellness and disease states across practice environments.

8.  Collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to improve the delivery of health care to individuals, families, groups, and communities.

9.  Critique and use nursing research findings for applicability to nursing practice.

10. Use leadership and management skills to improve health care outcomes of individuals and populations in a variety of settings

11. Demonstrate evidence of a commitment to lifelong learning in professional practice and personal life.

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to Trevecca’s nursing program must meet requirements outlined in the University’s general admissions materials. In addition to criteria for admissions to Trevecca Nazarene University, applicants to the nursing program must have:

• ACT score of 22 or above

• Minimum of 2.75 GPA

• An interview with _____________

• Two semesters of required courses at Trevecca

Admission is competitive and is limited to 24 students entering the program in the fall semester of each academic year. An application for admission to the program should be submitted during the student’s second semester of enrollment at Trevecca. After beginning the program, a student will proceed through the established program of study as a full-time student in a cohort group.

Application Process

The application process for admission to the nursing program is the following: 

  • Formal application submitted to the program selection committee during the second semester of the program of study.
  • Interview with the selection committee.
  • Completion of all requirements for the nursing courses offered through the Partners in Nursing Consortium at Belmont University (immunizations, criminal background check, etc.).
  • Applicants for the nursing program must have an ACT of 22 and maintain a GPA of 2.75 during the first two semesters of the program of study. Entry into the program is contingent upon a GPA of 2.75 at the end of the second semester.


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Undergraduate Admissions
Cathy Hendon, MA, Coordinator of Nursing Program

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