Baptist Colleges with Nursing Programs

Oct 10, 2018

Students contemplating a career in nursing will need to earn at least an associate's degree. See what other degree options are offered at the five schools included in this guide.

The programs at these five colleges and universities will prepare students for careers in nursing. Prospective students can gain insight into each school's academic programs, as well as the faith-based opportunities, such as chapel services and student-led worship groups.

School Comparison

All of the nursing programs at these schools align with the Baptist faith. The schools are located in the southern part of the United States.

School Name Institution Type Location Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)*
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences 4-year, Private not-for-profit Memphis, TN $11,542
California Baptist University 4-year, Private not-for-profit Riverside, CA $32,256
Southwest Baptist University 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bolivar, MO $23,358
Anderson University 4-year, Private not-for-profit Anderson, SC $26,970
Averett University 4-year, Private not-for-profit Danville, VA $33,350

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Overview of Schools with Nursing Programs

Degrees offered at these five schools range from an associate's in nursing to a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Students can join nursing-specific organizations at several of the schools.

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences offers three nursing programs: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), registered nurse (RN)-to-BSN, and Doctor of Nursing Practice. The college's four core values are professionalism, integrity, continuous improvement, and service as an expression of Christian values. Nursing students may be interested in joining the Allied Heath Student Association, the National Student Nurses Association, or Sigma Theta Tau, which is a nursing honor society. All students, with the exception of RN-to-BSN ones, are required to earn 100 points for service and worship through opportunities like mission trips and projects, chapel services, and concerts.

California Baptist University

At California Baptist University, students will experience an environment that provides professional development, as well as spiritual and social development. The university has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program that offers courses in mental health and community and public health services. University organizations include Students of Nursing Association, American Medical Women's Association, and the Health Science Society. Spiritual opportunities include weekly chapel services on Tuesday mornings and weekly groups called Tribes.

Southwest Baptist University

Students can choose from four nursing tracks at the Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Southwest Baptist University. The university offers the following tracks: associate's degree in nursing, RN-to-BSN, a pre-licensure BSN program, and a Master of Science in Nursing. Outside of academics, the university offers various service and worship opportunities for students, including domestic and international mission trips, twice weekly chapel services, and small group scriptural study. Student organizations range from the Pre-Health Club to fencing club.

Anderson University

Anderson University's School of Nursing offers a BSN degree and an accelerated BSN program. Both programs integrate the Christian faith into the curriculum, such as ministering to those dying and examining moral issues in healthcare. Students can complete study abroad trips to locations like India and Belize. The university requires that students earn chapel credits by attending services on either Tuesdays or Thursdays. Students can strengthen their faith through the university's gospel choir or 10:07, a student-led ministry.

Averett University

Averett University is centered on six core values, including integrity, diversity, and tradition. Spiritual life at the university includes chapel services on Thursdays, a Christian Student Fellowship, and a Catholic Ministry. Other campus organizations include the National Society of Leadership and Success, Student Government Association, and musical clubs like a handbell ensemble. Students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Averett.

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