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  • At this time there is not one. We do encourage applicants to complete and return an application as soon as possible, as housing space is limited.

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  • Returning students select their rooms during the spring term for the following fall term. Students new to BCHS are assigned a residence hall room during the summer and receive their assignments in late July or early August.

    Students whose deposits are received before the May 1st priority deadline will be placed first. Priority is determined by the date on which the housing deposit is received by the Office of Housing/Residence Life. If you request to live with a particular person, and that person requests you, every effort will be made to honor that request. If you do not indicate a preference, the information on the housing application will be used to choose a suitable roommate.

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  • New students to BCHS are assigned a residence hall room during the summer and receive their assignments in late July or early August.

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  • Students may request a private room on the application; however private rooms are not guaranteed and are awarded as space becomes available- with preference going to current residents.

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  • Each room is equipped with a telephone line and is assigned a voice mailbox through the campus system. Phones are available, but most residents tend to bring their own. An answering machine is unnecessary due to the campus's own voice mail system.

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  • Yes. Each residence hall room has two Internet connections separate from the telephone lines. You will need an ethernet card (and cable connections) to access the network. Both PCs and Macs are compatible with our network. For additional information, you can contact the Technology Staff at 901-572-2598. Click here to learn about BCHS's Internet usage policy.

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  • Sorry, no cable in the rooms. Cable service is offered in the Residence Hall TV Lounge (room 302). The room has a large screen TV with basic cable channels. TVs are also located in the Student Activities Center (with satellite TV in the Annex) and in the Fitness Center (with basic cable).

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  • Our mattresses are currently all regular twin mattresses. We will let you know if this changes.

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  • The sizes of rooms are all the same. The living area of each room is roughly 9’x12’. The closet, desk area, some usable balcony space (for inside balconies, and private bathroom (with a full tub) increase the room size a bit. {Click here for pictures}

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  • BCHS is hopeful that all residents will have pleasant roommate experiences. We recommend that you set boundaries with in the first couple of days of moving into the room- even if you already knew your roommate. The next step would be to communicate any issues or annoyances as they arise. Waiting or ignoring issues can create additional problems, which often make reconciliation unattainable. Contact your RA or the Manager of Student Services for assistance with roommate issues.

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  • We believe our program offers flexibility and choice with a combination of online and blended (hybrid) course delivery, which addresses the needs of the adult learner.  Additionally, our track record demonstrates students finish what they start out to achieve!  An added bonus is that our tuition and fees are aligned with state colleges and universities, including no out-of-state tuition and fees.

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  • Provided that you have completed the prerequisite courses before you begin the RN-BSN program, the degree will be 12 months in length.  The program begins each January with graduation the following December.

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  • A progression plan is designed to address your individual needs, with a graduation date in mind!  Once you enroll, you will need to complete all other prerequisite courses at Baptist College of Health Sciences unless you receive permission in advance from the Dean of General Studies to take courses elsewhere.  It is strongly recommended that all prerequisite courses be completed so that you may finish the program in 12 months.  The Dean of Nursing, however, will work with you individually to design a progression plan that best meets your needs.

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  • Official transcripts will be reviewed thoroughly for transfer credit approval.  While any Computer Concepts course must have been taken within the last three years, required science courses are not limited to a time period.  If a student has had a computer science course over three years ago, they may sit for a challenge exam.  Students have a right to appeal if a course was not transferred by providing the Dean of General Studies with additional information.

    Transfer credit for prior professional major course work (nursing courses) must be appealed to the Dean of Nursing.  Professional major courses are not automatically transferred.

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  • The Baptist College of Health Sciences admissions office staff will assist you throughtout this process. Please call the staff for more informtaion at 901-575-2247; or contact Lissa Morgan, manager of admissions, at 901-572-2441.

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  • Print the attached form.  Complete, sign and date.  Be sure to give a complete address of where you want the transcript to be mailed. 

    Fax the request to (901) 572-2461.  We will process the request within 24 hours after it is received.

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  • The Baptist College of Health Sciences Admissions Office will assist you through the application process. Please contact the admissions staff for more information at
    901-575-2247 or Lissa Morgan, the Manager of Admissions, at 901-572-2441.

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  • In this economy, we recognize the need of students to be employed. However, the student is cautioned about full-time employment because of the rigor of the curriculum and the time commitment required for successful completion of the program.

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  • Yes and No. Baptist College of Health Sciences is a four-year degrees granting institution that offers all courses, including general studies, on campus. Although transfer credit is awarded for previous course work, it is strongly recommended that interested candidates connect with college early so that progression to the professional major is not delayed.

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  • Official transcripts will be reviewed for transfer credit approval. The computer concepts course must be no more than three years old; required sciences must have must be no more than five years old. A student who has taken a computer science course more than three years ago may sit for a challenge exam. Students have the right to appeal transfer credit decisions by providing the Dean of General Studies with additional information.

    Transfer credit for nursing courses must be appealed to the Dean of Nursing. Professional major courses are not automatically transferred.

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  • The faculty offers a quality education in a Christian environment.  Small class size allows faculty to plan and oversee all aspects of the student’s experience.  The Baptist College is fortunate to be affiliated with a large respected health care facility that provides sites for many clinical experiences; however, various other facilities in three states are also used to enhance and expand the student’s learning experience. 

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  • In addition to performing and evaluating laboratory procedures, the medical laboratory scientist may also be involved in developing new diagnostic procedures, supervising and conducting biomedical research, providing technical expertise, consulting, teaching and/or analyzing and implementing laboratory information systems.

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