What's Happening at Baptist

On August 13, Baptist College of Health Sciences held a walk-thru graduation and private event for our Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates.

We are so excited to announce that we are becoming a University! Starting September 1, Baptist College of Health Sciences will officially become Baptist Health Sciences University.

When Lois Billings Woods graduated from the then-Baptist School of Nursing in 1944, things were very different.  World War II was still ongoing and three years of tuition cost $86, including books, nursing uniforms and housing.

One of the commitment statements in the mission of Baptist University is “Fostering an atmosphere of respect for cultural diversity and the dignity of all persons.” Underlying this commitment statement is the belief that all persons are created in God’s image and worthy of love and respect.

Like so many, our students set to graduate in April 2020 from the Baptist College of Health Sciences had to reimagine their graduation activities, at least for now. Faculty, staff and administration found a unique, socially-distant and responsible way to honor their spring graduates.

In the 107-year history of the College, the school has never had an officially-recognized mascot. The College recently changed its colors to shades of blue to identify more with the Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation organization. Now with the new colors, comes a fun mascot.

In June 2019, a group of Baptist College of Health Sciences students and faculty from four different disciplines participated in a first-ever collaboration theater using real-life patient scenarios to solve a problem.

OR Nurses Nationwide President/CEO, Denise Stewart, presented Baptist College with a donation to assist senior Nursing students with immediate needs to help complete graduation requirements.

On October 16th, over 360 people attended our annual scholarship luncheon recognizing the scholarship recipients, their families and donors. A total of 210 awards in the amount of $738,050 was given for the current academic year. Alumnae, Ms.

Three Baptist College of Health Sciences students were recognized this term for their quick-thinking and expertise during clinical rotations.

OR Nurses Nationwide President/CEO, Denise Stewart, presented Baptist College with a donation to assist senior Nursing students with immediate needs to help complete graduation requirements.

The American Chemical Society selected the student chapter at Baptist College to receive a Commendable award for its activities conducted during the 2016-2017 academic year. Additionally, Dr. Charity Brannen, faculty advisor of the chapter, received a special commendation.

Baptist College's Cultural Exchange club recently won the Jenzabar Foundation’s Student Leadership Award for 2017.

The thirty-first commencement ceremony of the Baptist College of Health Sciences was held on April 13 at Bellevue Baptist Church. President Betty Sue McGarvey presided over the ceremony. Dr. William Cochran, chair of the College Board of Directors, introduced the featured speaker, Mr.

Congratulations to the Baptist College case competition team of Krista Rinehart, Bretley Agee, Amanda Deering, Taylor Wisdom, and Sarah Johnson on their victory over Christian Brothers University on Tuesday evening at the 2nd Annual Inter-Professional Health Care Case Study Challenge.

Join us Tuesday, February 21st for the 2nd Annual Interprofessional Health Care Case Study Challenge between Baptist College of Health Sciences and Christian Brothers University (CBU).

February 21st

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Want to know more about the upcoming Doctor of Nursing Practice at Baptist College? Join our Twitter Chat on January 23rd, 3pm – 4 pm to get all your questions answered from the Baptist University DNP team.

Baptist College of Health Sciences received approval from the Tennessee Board of Nursing to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). The first cohort of students to begin the post BSN to DNP Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program is targeted for January, 2018.

Please join us in welcoming our four new faculty members joining the GEHS division - Ms.  Kimberly Cotter,  Assistant Professor of Sociology; Dr. Richard Ewool Assistant Professor of Mathematics;  Dr. Sumedhe Karunarathne, Assistant Professor of Physics; and Dr.

Baptist College of Health Sciences was honored as the 2015 "Healthcare Group of the Year" during Lifeblood's seventh Annual Awards Luncheon.

Campus Ministries sponsored the annual Spiritual Renewal Week, February 22 – 26. This year’s theme was “Expressions of Prayer,” praying through color to express your faith. 

Congratulations to the students and faculty from Baptist College for winning the inaugural Baptist College/CBU Inter-Professional Health Care Case Study Challenge. Dr.

God's Blessings

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11