In the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions, you’ll get the training you need to prepare you for a career in healthcare. Our curriculum is taught by experienced healthcare professionals and is designed to prepare you to provide excellent care to individuals, families, and communities around the world. Whether nursing is your passion or athletic training is more your speed, we’ll help you develop the skills you need to continue your studies in one of our graduate programs or jump right into your career of helping others.
Cumberland’s nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
“From day one all of the courses build one another and create a strong foundation for our career. Every single class helped shape and mold me into the nurse I am today. I am extremely thankful for my education from CU. It was a tough journey and I was pushed to my limits many times, but thanks to my dedicated professors and classmates, I made it through.”
Message from the Dean
On behalf of the faculty of the Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions, I want to congratulate you on becoming a member of the Cumberland University family. You are joining us at an exciting time, and I look forward to getting to know you throughout your time at CU.
The Jeanette C Rudy School of Nursing seeks candidates who will bring the qualities of: scholarship, caring, resilience, integrity, collaboration, service, passion, vision, excellence, professionalism, motivation, commitment and excellence to the profession of nursing. We take pride in our nursing programs, and hope you find a great fit with us and find our programs suitable to your educational needs.
I’d like to leave you with some tips to success that I’ve learned throughout my career in higher education:
- Ask questions. College is a time of learning, and asking questions is one of the best ways to learn. Never be afraid to ask a question, whether it’s throughout the registration process, at orientation or in class.
- Ask for help. Remember, we are here because of you. CU is full of people willing to help you, whether it’s another student, a professor, a staff member or a dean. We’re here to help you succeed, but if you don’t ask for help, we may not know you need it.
- Get involved. Many studies have shown that the key to student success and retention is involvement. Find something that connects you to CU, whether you join a student organization, are part of a sports team, participate in an academic club or attend one of our many campus activities, the relationships you build at CU will make all the difference.
I wish you all the best in this coming year, and I look forward to meeting you in person. If you see me on campus, please do not hesitate to come say hello.
Welcome to the Phoenix family!
Dr. Mary Bess Griffith
Dean of the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions