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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    Division of Nursing Mission, Vision, and Values

    Congruent with the mission, vision, and values of Baptist College, the nursing faculty are committed to preparing graduates for careers of service and leadership by providing a comprehensive professional nursing education within an integrated environment of learning and Christian principles.

    Mission

    To fulfill its mission, the nursing faculty share a commitment with the College to:

    • Educate students to value competence, caring and collaboration in their roles as members of the interprofessional health care team.
    • Develop students to become engaged learners, scholars, and leaders in the nursing profession.
    • Provide curricula that reflect a strong general education and scientific foundation.
    • Create a collaborative and supportive learning environment in which students are encouraged to develop intellectually, socially and spiritually.
    • Contribute positively to the health status of the community.
    • Foster an atmosphere of respect for cultural diversity and the dignity of all persons.
    • Promote and reward excellence in teaching, professional practice and scholarly activity.

    Vision

    To be distinguished regionally for innovation and excellence in nursing education that prepares nursing graduates to transform health care.

    Values

    The shared values of the learning community are:

    • Integrity
    • Professionalism
    • Service as an expression of Christian Values
    • Continuous Improvement

    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).