With a strong belief in the critical role of a solid general educational foundation for the health care professional, the Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences grounds its educational system in Christian principles and a specialized college curriculum. It began its mission in 1912 when the Baptist Memorial Hospital’s School of Nursing opened its doors. The Baptist College of Health Sciences was chartered in 1994 and offered baccalaureate degrees in nursing and the health sciences.
The professional nursing education has two options in the form of a general four-year degree course or an RN/BSN Completion Program for licensed nurses. Baccalaureate Majors in Medical Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy, Health Care Management and Respiratory Care are also being offered by the college. Health Sciences Courses are under three divisions: General Studies, Allied Health and Nursing.
The main physical facility of the college is found at 1003 Monroe Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee while the nursing building is located at 1111 Union Avenue. Science classrooms and laboratories are just one block away from the main facility. The College Annex holds the energized radiological sciences laboratories.
The basic tuition is $ 296.00 per credit hour with a $ 25.00 per credit hour technology fee assessed to every class. An additional $ 25.00 per credit hour is assessed for online courses. Housing fee is $ 900.00 for double occupancy and $ 1600.00 for single occupancy. Each course may have varying laboratory fees and special assessments. Average tuition is placed at $ 6,500.00. The present undergraduate enrollment is 796, 78% of which are full-time students. The Baptist College of Health Sciences charges the same tuition rate regardless of residency.