Founders Day -Nursing

Person-Centered Healthcare is Needed Now More than Ever

Goal: 3,000

When considering the impact of a particular program or career, it’s rarely easier to demonstrate the importance than in a field dealing, quite literally with life and death. Belmont Abbey’s new nursing program demands student excellence, not only for the student’s sake, or for some ideal – however valid – of quality, but also for our grandparents, our children, our friends and family, who may encounter these future nurses at times of personal crisis.

Though we’re not often forced to reflect on this fact, nurses stand beside us, offering deft care and effective – even life-saving – comfort, at some of the most vulnerable points in our lives. Birth, death, injury and illness: each approaches in ways we can’t always control, or even predict. What we can do is help prepare the next generation of ethical, compassionate nurses, within Gaston County and beyond.

In proportion to its significance and its level of impact, the needs of an accredited nursing program – like Belmont Abbey’s – are substantial. Even beyond the necessary textbooks and materials, Nursing degree programs need to meet strict licensure benchmarks, including properly supervised instruction and training in dedicated, state-of-the-art space. Candidates require the tools and resources to develop and excel in this challenging but essential vocation. 

Your contribution equips young men and women to serve our communities, our loved ones, in profound and critical ways. Consider making a gift to BAC Nursing, as it meets the growing needs of students and establishes Belmont Abbey as a leader in the future of Christian healthcare.

When you make a gift today, you can help provide the necessary support to:

  • Purchase supplemental adaptive equipment to improve hands-on learning with state-of-the-art mannequins
  • Convert a portion of the lab into a pediatric and maternity area
  • Acquire additional exam tables and materials for the new Health Assessment Lab
  • Provide professional development towards maintaining and furthering faculty certification

And, as a special thank you for your donation to the Founders’ Day Challenge, we will send you novelty Belmont Abbey swag!

When you give $10, you receive a glow-in-the-dark ultimate BAC frisbee.

When you give $50 you receive a glow-in-the-dark ultimate BAC frisbee and a BAC canvas tote bag.

To commemorate Belmont Abbey’s 148th year, when you give a gift of $148 (or $13/month) you will receive four BAC black and gold leather coasters, a bag of St. Benedict hazelnut coffee and the BAC canvas tote bag.

Make a Gift to the Nursing Department Today!

Recent Donations

“Our professors just want us to succeed, and it’s so important to know that we can go to them if we have any questions – to have that extra support through hard material. Our professors all want the best for us. I want to make an impact on someone’s life, be someone’s support system through a hard time.”

Albany Bock '25

Albany Bock ’25

“It’s really beneficial that we are a small group; it makes us a lot closer with our professors. I feel like I can easily reach out to them, and I feel like I’m really comfortable with everyone in the class.[As a nurse,] your job is just taking care of someone. For you it could just be a regular day at the job, but for them it could be super impactful – either super scary or super exciting – and you’re helping them through.”

Matthew Orozco '25

Matthew Orozco’25

“Even though we’ve only known each other, most of us, for six months, I feel like we’re one big family. Already we’re so close. I’ve always wanted to do something in the medical field, and when I took Anatomy last semester, I thought, “Yep, this is definitely what I want to do.” Just learning about the human body, understanding how it works, and then applying it to what you’re doing every day: it makes it all worth it.”

Gracie Sweatt '25

Gracie Sweatt ’25