Cumberland University

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.

Mission Statement.The mission of the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions is to support the University's mission by educating individuals to become baccalaureate and/or master's prepared nurses, and/or competent professionals in Health and Human Performance. Graduates of the school will promote and provide healthcare and wellness services to individuals, families, and communities across the life span. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge and experiences that promote critical thinking, integrity, and life-long learning. (Updated 02/05/2015)

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.

At the conclusion of the B.S.N. program of study, the graduate will be prepared to:

  1. Use critical thinking skills to plan and provide care for individuals, families, communities, and populations at risk based on the application of knowledge, evidence based practice (EBP), research from nursing science, behavioral science, and natural sciences as well as the humanities.
  2. Perform nursing care utilizing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in accordance with a biopsychosocial framework to assure the patient/client community to their highest level of wellness.
  3. Use the nursing process to design care that promotes, maintains, and/or restores the optimal functioning of clients' on the wellness-illness continuum in a variety of health care settings.
  4. Communicate effectively, using a variety of strategies and teaching/learning techniques in collaboration with the client, family caregiver, and interdisciplinary healthcare teams to promote optimum health outcomes.
  5. Advocate a standard of care integrating, principles of law, ethics, and recognizing cultural and spiritual diversity within the global market place.
  6. Practice nursing utilizing principles of information technology, health care policy and health care economics within regulatory environment.
  7. Demonstrate leadership for quality care and patient safety with emphasis on improved patient outcomes.
  8. Display a personal commitment to the advancement of professional nursing.


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 our Coordinator of Pre-Enrollment Advising & Nursing Admissions at (615) 547-1393 or by e-mail at for more information on applying.