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Baccalaureate Nursing Program Mission
Congruent with the mission of Baptist Memorial College of Health Science (Baptist College), 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 shares a commitment with Baptist 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 lifelong learning.
The baccalaureate nursing program at Baptist College will be a leader in nursing education by graduating nurses who distinguish themselves and the nursing profession through careers of service.
The goals of baccalaureate nursing education at Baptist College are:
- 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 National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
- 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.