School of Nursing

The School of Nursing at Aquinas College maintains its long-standing tradition of preparing competent and confident nurses in the Catholic-Dominican tradition to care for the sick wherever they are found—in hospitals, hospice and skilled care centers, schools and community health centers, homes, and even on the streets of our cities.

The School of Nursing offers two undergraduate degree programs:

These programs promote the seamless academic progression in nursing, from the entry-level A.S.N. degree, to the R.N.-B.S.N. program for registered nurses, to the Master of Science in Nursing Education and a Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Nursing Education.

The ASN program is currently being phased out as we transition to a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, commencing in August 2015. Learn more about this innovative, community population-centered nursing program.

All programs support and implement the mission and core values of Aquinas College which are founded on Christian principles of truth and charity in the Catholic-Dominican moral tradition.

Office of the School of Nursing
4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 297-7545 ext. 446
Fax: (615) 783-0562

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I think the nursing program at Aquinas really prepares you. It's very rigorous, but I think that the level of respect that the hospitals and community have for it speak to that,  so it's worth it all in the end.

- Audrey S.

"Going into the medical field, I especially wanted a school that valued the dignity of human life."

- Maria

In high school, I knew I was going to study nursing in college. And so whenever I was wondering where I should go to school, they said go to Aquinas College because Aquinas nurses are selected before anyone else, from the hospitals, they seek us out. So that was definitely a cool thing about Aquinas and why I wanted to study nursing.

- Sarah G.

Here everybody knows each other. Even the teachers, they know you by name and they truly care. In high school with so many students it was so hard to know everyone. Here the teachers interact on a personal level.

- Cinthia J.

Since I wanted to go into the medical field, I really wanted to also have an ethical and philosophical dimension to it where we're focused on the dignity of the human person, and seeing each patient as an individual made in the image and likeness of God.

- Eva M.

The faculty, together with the Dominican Sisters, play a big role in ensuring that my fellow students and I have a very fruitful, and satisfying experience at Aquinas.

- Mary-Frances N.

We are not taught just "book knowledge," we are also taught practical skills that will enable us to behave as professionals in a nursing environment.

- Mary-Frances N.

"I was attracted to Aquinas because it taught the Catholic Faith and had a good nursing program."

- Mary F.

We are not taught just "book knowledge," we are also taught practical skills that will enable us to behave as professionals in a nursing environment.

- Mary-Frances N.

At Aquinas, everybody is considered equal and worthy of the respect and dignity that is due to all human persons made in the image and likeness of God.

- Mary-Frances N.

I wanted to attend a college where I would be allowed to freely and fully practice and grow in my faith, while receiving a dynamic, modern nursing education.

- Mary-Frances N.

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