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Baccalaureate Nursing Program Mission

Congruent with the mission of Baptist College of Health Sciences (BCHS), the nursing faculty is committed to preparing professional nurses at the baccalaureate level for the diverse practice environment of the twenty-first century.

To fulfill its mission, the nursing faculty shares 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 lifelong learning.

Vision

The baccalaureate nursing program at Baptist College of Health Sciences aspires to be the program of choice in the tristate region of Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi for those seeking an excellent baccalaureate nursing education offered in a Christian environment.

Goals

The goals of baccalaureate nursing education at Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences 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 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.