Find new career opportunities in nursing.

Impact patient care with a degree from Bellarmine.

Nursing Programs for Every Phase of Your Career

Change lives with nursing, including your own

When you join the Donna and Allan Lansing School of Nursing and Clinical Sciences at Bellarmine University, you become a member of a vibrant academic community committed to growing nurses. From the support you'll receive when you first enter this rewarding profession to your future as a nurse leader, Bellarmine is committed to seeing you succeed. 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.

And, if you’re interested in pursuing a career in healthcare but aren’t sure nursing is the right path for you, we have plenty of options.

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Health Services


Prepare for a range of career opportunities in health services and senior living. Learn to plan, organize, and achieve goals for health organizations. Students may select one of the following degree options:

  • B.A. in Health Services
  • B.S. in Health Services and Senior Living Leadership
  • B.S. in Health Services Executive Leadership

Medical Laboratory Science


Students in this program provide the science that supports health-care decisions. Learn to analyze cells and fluids, identify disease-causing bacteria and viruses, and perform testing prior to transfusions and transplantation.

  • Undergraduate MLS majors have the opportunity to complete a dual BHS/MHS program in five years



Gain the training and expertise needed for a thriving nursing career from distinguished faculty, a state-of-the art simulation laboratory, and clinical and practicum experiences. Students may select one of the following nursing tracks:

  • 4-Year
  • Accelerated

Radiation Therapy


Prepare for an engaging and in-demand career as a radiation therapist. Clinical rotations are performed at a variety of centers, giving students a full range of clinical procedures.

  • Students may take the national board exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) after coursework is completed

Respiratory Therapy


This program prepares students to become a respiratory therapist to treat patients with lung and heart disorders. Students develop intellectual, moral, ethical, and professional competencies needed to become a leader in the field.

  • Prepare for a career as a respiratory therapist working in hospitals, home care, and rehabilitation facilities

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Second-Degree Program

Prepare for a nursing career in this one-year program designed for individuals holding a bachelor’s degree in another field. Master the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills needed to join the healthcare field as a registered nurse.

  • Two-year accelerated option and three-year part-time option available as well

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


Available as a post-master’s program, or BSN-DNP, this program is for nurses seeking a terminal degree. Master evidence-based practice, quality improvement, clinical informatics, health care economics, and more. We also offer a Family Nurse Practitioner track within the MSN program. The DNP program includes two areas of focus to select from:

  • Advanced Nursing Practice Clinical Leadership
  • Executive Leadership

Doctor of Philosophy in Health Professions Education (PhD)


The program prepares students from diverse health-care backgrounds for collegiate teaching, leadership, and research careers. Meant for working professionals, this program is conducted in a blended format, combining online learning with engaging in-person classrooms.

  • Teach healthcare-related fields such as nursing, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, and more

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)


Exposure to the knowledge, skills, and treatments necessary to provide excellence in patient care from knowledgeable faculty. Experiences in service-driven settings, like our unique on-site service-learning clinic, provide valuable experiences.

  • Prepare for a career as a PT in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private practices, pediatric facilities, home health agencies, school systems, and more

Master of Health Science (MHS)


This program of study is based on a core curriculum in health sciences and expanded into two specializations, which permits practicing professionals to assume advanced roles in health promotion and advocacy. Select from two areas of concentration:

  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Health Promotion and Social Change

Master of Health Science in Medical Laboratory Science (MHS)


Learn to analyze blood cells and body fluids, identify bacteria and viruses, and perform testing to support diagnoses.

  • Graduates work in biomedical research, forensics, biotechnology, toxicology, pharmaceuticals, and other industries

Master of Health Science in Respiratory Therapy (MHS)


Designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in another field, this two-year program leads to a career as a respiratory therapist. Graduates work in hospitals, home care, and rehabilitation centers. Students in this program may also specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Healthcare leadership
  • Health promotion and social change

Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)


Coordinate healthcare for active individuals as an athletic trainer, working in schools, hospitals, clinics, and other settings. Athletic trainers are prepared to master the following competencies:

  • Injury/illness prevention and wellness promotion
  • Examination, assessment, and diagnosis
  • Therapeutic interventions

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


Identify and address gaps in healthcare delivery and design with this online Master of Science in Nursing. This program prepares graduates in advanced practice nursing in order to lead change, promote health, and improve care. Students can select from a number of tracks, including:

  • MSN Administration
  • MSN Education

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Family Nurse Practitioner Track


Prepare to provide a wide range of preventive and acute healthcare services to individuals of all ages. Students in this online program will complete selected clinical practica as part of the curriculum.

  • Graduates are eligible to apply for certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • A post-master’s FNP option is available to those with an MSN in another area

Post-MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Track (non-degree program)


Designed for registered nurses who hold an MSN degree in another area of concentration, this non-degree program prepares students to take the FNP certification exams offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Radiation Therapy

Second-Degree Program

Open to students holding a bachelor’s degree in another field, this program prepares graduates for a career as a radiation therapist. This program can be completed within five semesters. Students enroll full-time and start in the fall.

  • Master theory and skills through a combination of classroom learning with hands-on clinical experience

Join an Elite Network of Alumni.

Expand your professional circle – by the thousands. Join the ranks of Bellarmine alumni throughout the region and all over the world. Earn a respected and recognized nursing degree that will open windows of opportunity at top companies and all throughout your career.

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Receive a Quality Education.

Receive an education of competitive excellence from full-time faculty dedicated to your success. Thrive in an environment of high-caliber academics and inclusive spiritual principles needed to serve the common good of our global community. Come see why we’re consistently ranked among the best colleges in the nation.

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Neighborly Feel, Big-City Opportunity.

Students can expect individualized attention from Bellarmine faculty. Many Bellarmine faculty not only teach but also practice in the community setting. This work provides students with the most current methods of patient care and creates a collaborative setting between students and faculty.

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"Bellarmine is well known for producing the best nurses. I was a nursing manager at one point in my career and I always sought out Bellarmine nurses when I was hiring. Not every nursing school has a separate critical care course with hands-on clinical practice. I knew that was going to prepare me to graduate and be able to go directly into critical care – which I did – right out of nursing school."

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