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Nursing Program Options at BCHS
Baptist College of Health Sciences is a college in Tennessee that offers professional nursing education. The baccalaureate nursing program provides quality education that enables students to become skilled, caring health care practitioners who value lifelong learning and can meet the health care needs of the communities in which they practice. Since the first graduation in 1999, the Baptist College of Health Sciences has awarded over 1500 Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.
Two options for attaining a baccalaureate nursing degree are available, providing flexibility for nursing college students.
- Traditional day curriculum option: Four-year degree for first-time licensure students. Course offerings are flexible, (face to face), and hybrid (blended formats. Because of the rigor of the baccalaureate program, commitment and dedication to learning are required. It is recommended that student’s work schedule be adjusted accordingly.
- RN-BSN curriculum option: Completion degree option for licensed registered nurses who wish to obtain the baccalaureate degree. Course offerings are flexible, using online and hybrid (blended) delivery formats. This program accommodates the working professional. General education requirements should be completed before beginning nursing courses. Sample curriculum plan.
Baptist College of Health Sciences provides an innovative teaching environment incorporating traditional classroom education with simulated clinical experiences. Simulation fosters student learning, encourages critical thinking and clinical reasoning, and reinforces clinical skills. The simulation lab includes high level simulators that model human physiological responses allowing the student to perform patient care within the safety of a lab/classroom setting.
In addition, students gain clinical experiences in facilities throughout the tri-state area of Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. Clinical affiliates include a variety of hospitals, clinics, and community-based agencies.