More About the Nursing Program
Many other facilities and organizations in the Middle Tennessee area contributed seed money, student scholarship money or equipment/supplies to enable Cumberland to meet the needs of the Middle Tennessee area for well-prepared nurses. In the spring of 2004, the school’s name was changed to the Jeanette Rudy School of Nursing in honor of Dr. Jeanette Cantrell Rudy, a retired nurse and longtime friend and benefactor of Cumberland University. Today, the program is growing exponentially–and successfully.
Cumberland has a strong reputation of placing nursing students in jobs of their choice.
Three academic tracks are available to help:
- General students obtain a B.S.N. in eight semesters.
- Registered nurses (RN's) holding diplomas or Associate Degrees upgrade to B.S.N. status. (click here for more information)
- Students holding baccalaureate or university parallel degrees in areas other than nursing obtain a B.S.N. degree without meeting a second set of core requirements.
- Master of Science in Nursing. (click here for more information)
Students seeking BSN must still have met the required prerequisites to enter the upper-division nursing program.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Cumberland University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).
For a complete description of all courses, please review our undergraduate catalog.
Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions
500 Park Avenue
Lebanon, TN 37087
Deadline for Nursing Admissions:
Spring - First Friday in October
Fall - First Friday in June
Admissions Assessment Exam by Kaplan
*In order to reserve your seat for the Kaplan Nursing Admissions Exam you will need to pay a non-refundable $50 Kaplan Exam fee. You can pay your Kaplan Exam fee here.
You may register to take the Kaplan Nursing Admissions Exam by clicking here.