Center for Nursing and Healthcare Professional Development


Cumberland University is the only mid-state university offering a nursing degree in about two years of night & weekend courses.  If you're a working adult looking for a stable, profitable career path that will also allow you to help other people, look no further than the Center for Nursing and Healthcare Professional Development in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

The goal of the Center for Nursing and Healthcare Professional Development is to prepare men and women for professional roles and responsibilities in health care as registered nurses. In keeping with the philosophy of Cumberland University, nursing is a distinct profession that evolves from both formal education and life experiences.

The practice of nursing is grounded in nursing science. Nursing education in a liberal arts environment is based upon the developing body of knowledge of nursing, as well as knowledge from the humanities and the social, natural and life sciences. Nursing education at the baccalaureate level prepares students for entry-level professional practice positions in a variety of community and institutional health care settings and prepares students to become partners in interdependent, multi-disciplinary health care.

After completing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (B.S.N.) you will be prepared to:
  1. Use critical thinking skills to plan and provide care for individuals, families and communities based upon the application of knowledge and research from nursing science, behavioral sciences and natural sciences, as well as the humanities;
  2. Use the nursing process to promote, maintain and/or restore optimal functioning of clients on the wellness-illness continuum in a variety of health care settings;
  3. Communicate effectively, using a variety of strategies and teaching/learning techniques to promote and/or restore health in collaboration with the client, family caregivers and the multidisciplinary health care team;
  4. Advocate a standard of client care, based on biopsychosocial needs, integrating principles of morality, law and ethics and recognizing cultural and spiritual diversity;
  5. Assume a leadership role in the advancement of professional nursing, the maintenance of an effective health care delivery system, and the delivery of quality health care, while assuming responsibility for personal and professional development through life-long learning.



The Center for Nursing and Healthcare Professional Development is conveniently located in Mount Juliet, Tennesse near the Davidson County/Wilson County border.


Center for Nursing and Healthcare Professional Development

Mt. Juliet Site

5000 Crossings Circle, Ste #201

Mt. Juliet, TN. 37122



To qualify, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and you must have completed all college-level General Education Courses (GEC) and all nursing prerequisites.  Click here for more information on requirements. The B.S.N. degree can be completed in less than two years of five full, contiguous semesters, taken at the Center for Nursing and Healthcare Professional Development in Mount Juliet.

Scholarships available.

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Contact Beth Bonner in admissions at 615.547.1224 or by e-mail at for more information on applying.