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Profile of Baptist College of Health Sciences

Baptist College of Health Sciences (Baptist College) is a private Christian college that focuses on undergraduate health care education. Building on an educational legacy begun in 1912, Baptist College offers baccalaureate degrees in nine health care majors: biomedical sciences, diagnostic medical sonography, health care management, medical laboratory science, medical radiography, nuclear medicine technology, nursing, radiation therapy, and respiratory care.

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is the legal name of the institution. The college's name is routinely shortened to Baptist College of Health Sciences or Baptist College (abberviation is BCHS).

MISSION

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences provides quality education in a Christian atmosphere to prepare graduates for diverse health care environments.

Grounded in Christian principles and building on the legacy of education since 1912, Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is a private, specialized institution that focuses on undergraduate education in the health sciences. The college seeks to attract a diverse student population who shares commitments to Christian values and ethics, academic excellence, and lifelong professional development. 

In partnership with Baptist Memorial Health Care, Baptist College extends the learning environment beyond the classroom to include experiences found in real-world health care settings throughout the Mid-South.

To fulfill its mission, Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is committed to:

  • Educating individuals to value both competency and caring in their roles as members of the health care team.
  • Developing students to become active and engaged learners.
  • Creating a learning environment in which students are encouraged to develop intellectually, socially, and spiritually.
  • Providing a curriculum that reflects a strong general education foundation.
  • Promoting and rewarding excellence in teaching, professional practice, and scholarly activity.
  • Contributing positively to the health status of the community.

VISION

Baptist College of Health Sciences will be a leading health sciences college distinguished by its graduates and their careers of service in health care.  

VALUES

The shared values of our learning community are:

Integrity

Aspiration Statement
Baptist College of Health Sciences models high ethical standards in all aspects of learning, teaching, service, and business.

Professionalism

Aspiration Statement
Baptist College of Health Sciences provides an environment that promotes the competence, character, and commitment of employees to their careers and vocations.

Service as an Expression of Christian Values

Aspiration Statement
Baptist College of Health Sciences fosters a Christian environment where servant leadership is modeled in all aspects of learning, teaching, service, and business.

Continuous Improvement

Aspiration Statement
Baptist College of Health Sciences promotes ongoing assessment as a means to achieve personal and organizational excellence.

Student Right to Know

The U.S. Department of Education requires every college to report how well they help first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students to complete their bachelor's degree in six years. Please go to the National Center for Education Statistics for this information and more about Baptist College.

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=baptist+memorial+college+of+health+sciences&s=TN&id=219639#netprc

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