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Nursing Degree Programs at BCHS
Baptist College of Health Sciences is a college in Tennessee that offers professional nursing education through the baccalaureate program. Students who are recent high school graduates, transfers from community colleges, or currently practicing associate degree or diploma nurses are provided avenues to attain the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Find out more about our nursing degree program options.
Baccalaureate Nursing Program Mission
Congruent with the mission of Baptist College of Health Sciences, the Nursing Faculty are committed to preparing professional nurses at the baccalaureate level for the diverse practice environment.
To fulfill its Mission, the Nursing Faculty share a commitment with the College to:
- Provide high-quality liberal and professional education in a Christian environment which enables individuals to become competent providers of care; designers, coordinators and managers of care; and members of the nursing profession.
- Provide a learning environment that fosters intellectual, social and spiritual development.
- Instill respect for humans as diverse, spiritual, emotional and physical beings and for their right to make informed decisions regarding their health.
- Advance knowledge through scholarly activity.
- Serve the communities in which they live.
- Foster a value for life long learning.
The baccalaureate nursing program of Baptist College of Health Sciences aspires to be the program of choice in the tri-state region of Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi for those seeking an excellent baccalaureate nursing education offered in a Christian environment.
The goals of baccalaureate nursing education at Baptist College of Health Sciences are to:
- Prepare professional nurses as generalists who:
- provide comprehensive direct and indirect patient-centered care for diverse populations along the health-illness continuum, in a variety of health care settings.
- promote quality and safety as well as stewardship of health care resources
- use research to guide evidence-based practice.
- Prepare graduates to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN (National Council of State boards of Nursing Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses).
- Provide an avenue for graduates of Associate Degree of Nursing and Diploma programs to attain the knowledge and competencies of the professional nurse at the baccalaureate level.
Core Values of BCHS Nursing Program
The essential core values are emphasized throughout the nursing curriculum:
- Respect for others
- Teamwork, Collaboration
- Problem Solving/Clinical Reasoning
- Compassionate Care
- Service to Community
Baccalaureate Nursing Program Outcomes
Graduates are providers of direct and indirect care. Graduates are prepared to:
Utilize concepts from liberal arts, sciences, and nursing to provide high-quality patient-centered care.
Use critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to address simple to complex situations, and translate research-based evidence into practice for safe, high-quality outcomes.
Practice holistic care in a variety of health care settings, across the lifespan, for diverse populations along the health-illness continuum.
Integrate cultural, economic, social, environmental, genetic, regulatory and political factors in designing care for individuals, families, and communities.
Communication and Collaboration
Graduates work in teams across health care professions to ensure optimal care. Graduates are prepared to:
Use standardized terminology, information systems, and patient care technology effectively.
Use effective communication and collaboration skills with members of the health care team, patients, and support networks.
Graduates function as a member of the nursing profession. Graduates are prepared to:
Synthesize principles of leadership and management, accountability, and life long learning while functioning in the roles of provider, designer, manager, and coordinator of care.
Incorporate legal and ethical precepts, as well as standards of practice, in serving as advocates for the patient and the population.
Demonstrate ethical behaviors guided by the values of altrusim, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice.
Quality and Safety
Graduates practice in complex health care systems. Graduates are prepared to:
Apply leadership concepts and technical skills to ensure a safe practice environment.
Integrate principles of quality improvement and safety to ensure optimum care.