Division of Nursing
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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:

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 Requirements

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).