Anne Plumb, dean of nursing

"Welcome to Baptist College! If you want to pursue a Nursing career in a Christian environment that offers rich clinical experiences, you’ve come to the right place. We provide a well-rounded education that now extends to the graduate level. And because we’re part of the Mid-South’s largest health care system, our students can gain experience in a number of clinical settings. We have been training future nurses for more than a century. Come visit our campus and apply for admission so you can see all we have to offer."

Anne Plumb, DNSc, RN
Dean of Nursing
Wherever you are in your calling, we have the degree path for you.

Our quality programs provide students the opportunity to advance in a successful nursing career.

Baptist College offers a quality education to students who have “a calling” and aptitude to become successful nurses and to nurses who are ready to explore their career potential for growth and advancement from a baccalaureate through the doctoral level.

Program offerings available:

RN
  • Personal, one on one instruction from nursing faculty
  • Outstanding clinical experience that provides you with first-hand training in the most advanced scientific and medical concepts
  • A collaborative learning environment that includes strong mentoring, tutoring and academic support
  • A safe, friendly campus environment
  • Integration of the baccalaureate nursing program with the Baptist Memorial Health Care system

 

RN to BSN
  • Only 30 credits to attain the baccalaureate in nursing degree at Baptist College.
  • A variety course delivery options available, including 100% online.
  • Complete degree requirements within (1) year, if desired.
  • General education courses can be taken concurrently with professional nursing courses, if desired.
  • Enrollment options 3x per year.
  • Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) available through portfolio presentation.
  • Competency-based exams available for Pharmacology and Health Assessment.
  • CLEP Exams for General Education courses accepted.
  • 41 nursing transfer credits awarded for prior nursing education for RNs with an active nursing license.
  • Individual faculty coordinator to provide support and mentoring throughout the program.
DNP
  • Post baccalaureate to DNP degree program.
  • Complete in 3 years, if desired. 
  • Full-time and part-time options available.
  • Much of the course delivery format will be facilitated in an online or hybrid learning format.
  • 63 credit hours and 1080 practice hours.
  • After program completion, you will sit for the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center or through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
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    Licensure 

    Registered Nurse (RN)

    • Students successfully completing all degree requirements in the pre-licensure program will receive the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Upon graduation or successful completion of degree requirements (eligibility for graduation), graduates can make application to become candidates for licensure by exam as a registered nurse (RN) as awarded by the State Boards of Nursing. Additional requirements for licensure may be required by the state in which you practice.

    Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

    • Students successfully completing all degree requirements for the BSN-DNP program will receive the Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. Upon graduation or successful completion of degree requirements (eligibility for graduation), graduates can make application to become candidates for certification in their advanced practice area of specialty. Once certified, they are then eligible to apply for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) as awarded by the State Boards of Nursing. Additional requirements for licensure may be required by the state in which you practice.

    Accreditation

    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (655 K Street NW Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791).

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    The baccalaureate nursing degree program is also approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing (Health Related Boards 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37243, 1-615-532-5166; tn.gov/health).

    The doctor of nursing practice program has been granted initial approval by the Tennessee Board of Nursing (Health Related Boards 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37243, 1-615-532-5166; tn.gov/health).

     

    Notice: On September 18-20, 2019, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at Baptist College of Health Sciences (Baptist College) will undergo initial on-site accreditation review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  The DNP program offers one concentration: a post BSN-DNP in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care.

    As a part of the accreditation process, you have the opportunity to submit written feedback to CCNE regarding Baptist College’s program.  All feedback is confidential and viewed only by the CCNE on-site evaluation team.  All third-part comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE’s policy on Conduct of Business in English. Please send your written comments to:

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    Attn: Third-Party Comments
    655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC 2001

    or

    thirdpartycomments@ccneaccredtitation.org

    Your written and signed comments will be accepted by CCNE until August 21, 2019.