Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (1 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791) to offer the baccalaureate degree in nursing.
The Honor Society of Nursing is Sigma Theta Tau International, whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. It was founded in 1922 by six nurses in Indianapolis, Indiana, and its name is taken from the Greek letters meaning "love," "courage," and "honor." Today, there are more than 400,000 members in 86 countries.
Upon completion of the nursing program at Baptist College of Health Sciences, the graduate is eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed as a registered nurse. The NCLEX-RN is designed to test the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry-level.
The following technical standards outline reasonable expectations of a student in a nursing program for the performance of common nursing functions. Students enrolled in the baccalaureate program at BCHS must exhibit and acknowledge having the abilities and skills according to the standards below.
Communication Ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and the ability to be easily understood. Reading, writing, recording, and documenting patient information required.
Congruent with the mission of Baptist College of Health Sciences (BCHS), the nursing faculty is committed to preparing professional nurses at the baccalaureate level for the diverse practice environment of the twenty-first century.
To fulfill its mission, the nursing faculty shares a commitment with the college to: