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As a nurse, your care of patients is the foundation for any thriving health care system. You are attentive to the physical and spiritual needs of those who are hurting. Here at Lipscomb, you learn from a Christian community of professionals focused on healing and nurturing both body and soul.
The Tennessee Board of Nursing calls our faculty, “Remarkable, with caring characteristics, open and supportive.” In our undergraduate BSN program you learn one-on-one from professors who strive for your success. This learning happens in Lipscomb’s spacious nursing building that houses the region’s best-equipped Health Simulation Laboratory.
In our online RN-to-BSN program, you're not a number — you're seen as a human created in the image of God. Our caring faculty will lead and mentor you along the way.
You'll graduate having already spent hundreds of hours working in health care facilities. Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) includes extensive study in the humanities and social sciences as well as 32 credit hours of clinical placements during your course of study. This partnership of foundational study along with hands-on training in five foundational areas of the nursing field, obstetrics, pediatrics, mental health, critical care and medical/surgical, means you will graduate both experienced and well-rounded.
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Meet the key faculty who will guide you on your way to becoming a nurse.
Executive Director, Nursing
Chelsia Harris is originally from Hartman, Arkansas. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Arkansas Tech University in 2004, her master of science in nursing degree as...Learn More
Tamara Baird is originally from Henderson, Ky. Prior to starting her career in nursing, she earned her master's degree in music theory from the Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music, University of...Learn More
Associate Executive Director for Academics
Mary Hesselrode, assistant professor, earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Harding University in Searcy, Ark., and her Master of Science from Texas Woman's University in Dallas. Hesselrode worked...Learn More
Associate Professor of Nursing
Gail Humes comes to Lipscomb from Cumberland University with over 10 years experience educating BSN and MSN nursing students in the classroom, clinical and online settings. Humes' primary area of...Learn More
Roletha Pillow is a native of Nashville. After her academia appointment, Pillow earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Union University. She holds several nursing licensures, certifications and professional nursing...Learn More
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Jenna Sissom is originally from Nashville. She earned her bachelor of nursing degree from Middle Tennessee State University. After 10 years of practice in cardiac, medical, home health and intensive care...Learn More
Jill Stafford is originally from Tuscumbia, Alabama. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing at the University of North Alabama in Florence. She went on to complete a master...Learn More
Assistant Professor - RN-to-BSN Program
Katie Watson is a Nashville native who graduated from Lipscomb University with a bachelor of science in nursing in 2007. She spent her career as a registered nurse working at...Learn More
Jennifer Weber is originally from Canton, Ohio. She earned her bachelor of science degree from the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. She went on to earn...Learn More
Instructor of Nursing
Kathy Williams brings over 35 years of nursing experience into the nursing program here at Lipscomb University. She grew up in Henderson, Tennessee where she attended Freed-Hardeman College and earned...Learn More
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There are three pathways to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Students may enter the BSN nursing program as a freshman through the direct admit pathway. Undeclared Lipscomb undergraduate students or transfer students from other institutions may enter after earning the pre-requisites through the Transfer Pathway. The third pathway is the RN-to-BSN pathway for registered nurses with an associate degree in Nursing (or equivalent).