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Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is Baptist college with 1101 students located in Memphis, TN.

Medicine and Allied Health School, Religiously affiliated

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Baptist College of Health Sciences was chartered in December 1994 as a specialized college offering baccalaureate degrees in nursing (BSN) and health sciences (BHS). As of December 2008, the College has awarded 1,526 baccalaureate degrees. The educational legacy of the College, however, began much earlier than 1994.

Education has been a key emphasis of Baptist Memorial Hospital from its beginning in 1912, as evidenced by the fact that the School of Nursing opened its doors at this same time. Approximately 4,700 diploma nurses graduated from the nursing school and are employed throughout the United States and abroad. The last diploma class graduated in May 1997. Baptist College now offers professional nursing education through the baccalaureate program, with two options available. One is for the generic student just beginning a four-year nursing degree, and the other track is an RN/BSN completion program for the licensed nurse. The College offers both a day and a night/weekend BSN program.

Radiological Sciences education began at Baptist Memorial Hospital in 1956 with the Radiography program. In response to the need for advanced specialization, Nuclear Medicine was added in 1961, Radiation Therapy in 1975, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) in 1986. Approximately 1,000 graduates of these hospital-based schools are employed in a variety of settings. The College offers baccalaureate majors in Medical Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound), Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, and Health Care Management.

Respiratory Care has evolved from being a hospital-based program in the 1960s to being a clinical site for regional respiratory educational programs. Building upon this history, the College offers a baccalaureate degree in Respiratory Care, and is one of only forty-seven such programs in the nation. In the Respiratory Care major, registered clinicians may enroll in completion programs leading to a baccalaureate degree.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,101
Gender 9% Male / 91% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 44% Full Time / 56% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 52% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 53%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Ethnicity Unknown 11%
Black or African American 33%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Student Services

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Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (78%), Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist (7%), Health/Health Care Administration/Management (4%), Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician (3%), Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist (1%), Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist (1%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to utilize medical ultrasound techniques to gather sonographic data used to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases. Includes instruction in obtaining, reviewing, and integrating patient histories and data; patient instruction and care; anatomic, physiologic and pathologic data recording; sonographic data processing; sonography equipment operation; and professional standards and ethics.

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Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.

A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

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Medical and Health Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

A program that prepares individuals to administer prescribed courses of radiation treatment, manage patients undergoing radiation therapy, and maintain pertinent records. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, oncologic pathology, radiation biology, radiation oncology procedures and techniques, radiation dosimetry, tumor localization, treatment planning, patient communication and management, data collection, record-keeping, and applicable standards and regulations.

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Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Radiation Therapists
Provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiologist according to established practices and standards. Duties may include reviewing prescription and diagnosis; acting as liaison with physician and supportive care personnel; preparing equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices; and maintaining records, reports, and files. May assist in dosimetry procedures and tumor localization.
Radiologic Technologists
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to employ radioactive and stable nuclides in diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic applications while monitoring for patient health and safety. Includes instruction in nuclear physics, health physics, instrumentation and statistics, biochemistry, immunology, radiopharmacology, radiation biology, clinical nuclear medicine, radionuclide therapy, computer applications, safety regulations, equipment operation, quality control, laboratory procedures, taking patient histories, patient evaluation and monitoring, emergency first aid, administration and record-keeping, and personnel supervision.

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Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Prepare, administer, and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies using a variety of radioisotope equipment. Prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be administered by radiologists. Subject patients to radiation. Execute blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following standard laboratory techniques.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical imaging services to patients and attending health care professionals. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management.

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Radiologic Technologists
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to assist in developing respiratory care plans, administer respiratory care procedures, supervise personnel and equipment operation, maintain records, and consult with other health care team members. Includes instruction in the applied basic biomedical sciences; anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the respiratory system; clinical medicine; therapeutic procedures; clinical expressions; data collection and record-keeping; patient communication; equipment operation and maintenance; personnel supervision; and procedures for special population groups.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Respiratory Therapists
Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.
Respiratory Therapy Technicians
Provide respiratory care under the direction of respiratory therapists and physicians.

Administration & Faculty

President BettySue McGarvey, DSN
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 64
Student : Faculty Ratio 12 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 17 : 82
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 46.3% accepted of 365 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite22 - 27
English22 - 27
Math18 - 25
Writing9 - 11
 

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $8,885 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $6,313
$30K-$48K $5,058
$48K-$75K $9,953
$75K-$110K $15,514
$110K+ $14,745

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $11,520, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $11,520 Same as On-Campus
Fees $960 Same as On-Campus
Housing $5,831 $8,767
Books $1,220 $1,220
Total (before financial aid) $19,531 $22,467

Students Receiving Aid

89% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 71% $5,386
Federal Scholarships/Grants 53% $5,095
Institutional Grants 64% $2,385
Other Federal Grants 5% $7,624
Other Loans 3% $6,395
Pell Grants 52% $4,572
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 68% $8,036
Student Loans 71% $5,658

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.bchs.edu.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.bchs.edu.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

38% of students graduated on time.

38% of students graduated in six years.

74% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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