We're always looking at what's on the horizon in health care so that you'll be ready to adapt to technological advances in nursing. Our Christ-centered, professional faculty have dedicated their lives to equipping you. You'll get a high quality education in medical surgical courses and all specialty areas including: critical care, obstetrics, pediatrics, mental health and community-based learning. And our graduates are successful — in fact, 100 percent of nurses who graduated from our program are working in their health care careers. Research shows 79.6 percent of employers want BSN-prepared nurses. And lower mortality rates, fewer medication errors and positive outcomes are an outcome of nurses prepared at the baccalaureate level (AACN, Oct. 2017).
So take advantage of the convenience of gaining experience and connections right here in the health care capital of the U.S. “Practice before you practice" in our on-campus, state-of-the-art high fidelity patient simulation lab. You'll be well-prepared when you get the chance to serve on medical mission trips at home and abroad.
Our faculty will tell you nursing is a rewarding career. It always gives back. Whether you decide to grow in the profession with more degrees or you're content where you are, you'll always be able to serve as a nurse. "Nursing is not only a career. It is a divine calling. The profession of nursing can provide job security and a comfortable income, but it is so much more than that. Aiding in the alleviation of a patient's pain, leading a dying patient in a prayer of salvation, or hearing words of affirmation and gratitude spoken over you after assisting a mother during the delivery her newborn baby — those are the eternal rewards — the ones that money can't buy," says executive director Dr. Chelsia Harris.
Before being admitted to the nursing program, a student must be admitted to Lipscomb University and meet the same criteria for admission to Lipscomb as all other students. In addition, a separate admission process is required for students to be admitted to the School of Nursing. Applicants seeking admission by transfer must meet all the standards required by the university. Admission to the School of Nursing is based on the following factors:
Prior to Entering Upper Division Nursing Courses
The following must be completed prior to entering the upper division nursing courses. An unsatisfactory result in any of the categories below may disqualify the student.
Health History-documentation of appropriate immunizations must be submitted prior to course registration.
Drug Screens and Background Checks-completed annually during enrollment through a third party testing facility. Additional drug screens may be required in accordance with the policies of clinical placement sites.
CPR Certification- BLS-Health Care Provider- must be provided through the American Heart Association. A CPR certification card must be provided prior to the beginning of upper division nursing courses.
Specific courses required:
- BI 3153 - Nursing as Kingdom Vocation *
- BY 2424 - Introductory Microbiology
- BY 2434 - Anatomy and Physiology I
- BY 2444 - Anatomy and Physiology II
- CM 1013 - Introduction to Chemistry or CM 1024 - Chemistry for Health Sciences
- NUTR 2613 - Principles of Nutrition
- PS 1113 - Introduction to Psychology
- PS 2423 - Life Span Development
- PS 4423 - Abnormal Psychology
- MA 2183 - Elementary Statistics or ** PS 2503 - Behavioral Statistics (Statistics) **
- NURS 3013 - Health Assessment
- NURS 3024 - Mental Health Nursing
- NURS 3033 - Pharmacology for Nursing
- NURS 3045 - Foundations of Professional Nursing
- NURS 3056 - Comprehensive Adult Health Nursing I
- NURS 3063 - Evidenced-Based Practice & Nursing Theory
- NURS 3074 - Family Nursing Infant to Adolescent
- NURS 3084 - Family Nursing and Women's Health
- NURS 2103 - Pathophysiology Concepts of Disease
- NURS 4016 - Comprehensive Adult Health Nursing II
- NURS 4026 - Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing
- NURS 4033 - Nursing Leadership and Management
- NURS 4042 - Nursing Capstone
- NURS 4054 - Community Health Nursing
- NURS 4183 - Applied Christian Values in Nursing
- NURS 46nV - Special Topics in Nursing
Medical Terminology online course is required for all pre-nursing students before entering the nursing program.
Requirements for a science minor are included.
*Meets requirement for BI 3213, BI 3433, BI 4213
**Meets ACT Math requirements
Tuition and Fees for 2021-22
* All amounts shown are estimates and subject to change.