Baptist Nursing Schools

Several Baptist colleges in various states offer undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in nursing. Here we discuss a handful of these schools, their tuition rates and other unique characteristics.

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Baptist-affiliated colleges and universities across the United States offer nursing degree programs. These schools provide hands-on learning programs and stand out in a variety of ways, including the spiritual growth opportunities they provide students. Learn about some of the Baptist nursing schools here.

School Comparison

Baptist nursing schools are available in states like California, Texas and North Carolina. In the table below, compare some of these schools' undergraduate tuition rates.

School Name Institution Type Location Tuition (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
Missouri Baptist University 4-year, private not-for-profit Saint Louis, MO $26,020
Houston Baptist University 4-year, private not-for-profit Houston, TX $31,730
Campbell University 4-year, private not-for-profit Buies Creek, NC $31,190

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Description of the Baptist Nursing Schools

Students considering a Baptist nursing school may want to examine factors like school size, hands-on learning opportunities, spiritual growth opportunities and more. Find out some of these details for a few of the Baptist colleges with nursing programs.

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences in Tennessee had close to 1,080 undergraduate students in 2016, per the NCES. The college offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Registered Nurse (RN) to BSN and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree programs. Students in these programs get hands-on learning experience during a variety of clinical experiences in different settings. Graduates of the programs are qualified to pursue licensure requirements in their particular state of employment. Students on campus can pray in the school's chapel, participate in mission projects, attend worship services and/or join B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers and Sisters in Christ) for Bible study, devotionals, retreats and other spiritual growth opportunities.

California Baptist University

California Baptist University has several nursing degree and certification programs, including BSN, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and DNP options. The university has several clinical partnerships with local hospitals, medical centers and other medical facilities for hands-on learning. The School of Nursing also places an emphasis on global engagement by offering health-related community outreach and international programs. Students on campus of this Southern Baptist school can further develop their spiritual lives by attending small groups (discipleship), cross-cultural service opportunities (Mobilization) and chapel services. In 2016, the NCES stated that the university had about 6,940 undergraduates.

Missouri Baptist University

Missouri Baptist University offers a traditional BSN program, as well as an online and on-campus RN to BSN program. Part of admitted nursing students' tuition pays for a new laptop to allow students to learn about current technology used to manage care and handle patient data. The Saint Louis area has no shortage of unique medical settings for students to complete their clinical experiences. Spiritual life on campus outside of traditional chapel services includes small groups, mission trips, Thursday Night Live (worship service) and Urban Up (local service). According to the NCES, the college had around 4,630 undergraduate students in 2016.

Houston Baptist University

Texas' Houston Baptist University had a little over 2,330 undergraduates in 2016, per the NCES. The university offers an online RN to BSN program and a hybrid MSN program, in addition to a traditional BSN and Honors BSN program on campus. Students in the program get hands-on experience at highly-rated hospitals and form close relationships with their cohort. The Nursing Student Association also offers a Peer-Assisted Learning program where students mentor each other. All students on campus of this Southern Baptist school must complete the Community Life + Worship (CLW) graduation requirement to promote spiritual growth and they can also participate in Bible studies, the Baptist Student Ministry or other spiritual events.

Campbell University

Campbell University in North Carolina offers a bachelor's degree program in nursing that prepares students to become RNs. The program is open to both traditional and transfer students. Nursing students complete hands-on training and gain an understanding of rural healthcare needs. There are also several opportunities for students to strengthen their faith through ministry groups, mission trips and community service. The campus has a ministry house that students can use for Bible studies, meetings, and more. According to the NCES, Campbell had an undergraduate population of 4,560 in 2016.

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