School of Nursing

Now Accepting Applications for the
Fall 2024 Cohort

Up to $10k scholarship for students accepted into the Fall 2024 cohort


Compassionate, caring, empathetic, organized, versatile, perceptive, interpretive: these are all characteristics of the nursing profession. Becoming a nurse means not only learning to focus on the care of individual patients but also being trained to provide all-inclusive care to families and the community.

A nursing degree at Brewton-Parker College will teach students how to fulfill the primary role of a nurse. Students will also learn a wide range of additional responsibilities that accompany the title of nurse; such as, patient and caregiver education, patient advocacy, and collaboration and coordination with all facets of the healthcare continuum. Nurses should strive to provide the utmost quality of care for their patients while adhering to high ethical and professional standards. The decision to enter the nursing profession is not one to take lightly but can offer a significant sense of achievement as you help to shape your community through your efforts.

The nursing profession continues to be at the forefront of progression in healthcare. Today, nursing professionals have the opportunity to choose a field of nursing that meets their individual interests and desires. The profession also provides endless opportunities for career advancements from hands-on patient care to leadership roles to implementing new policies and guidelines for standards of care.

The foundational training that nurses receive will ensure they are successful throughout their career. Brewton Parker’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will provide that foundation and prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to provide patient-centered holistic care that is safe and compassionate and meets the healthcare needs of diverse populations while honoring Jesus Christ through their service.

Contact our Nursing Advisor today to get more information and discuss the next step to your nursing education.

Take the TEAS exam at BPC!

More dates coming Fall 2024

Nursing Program Admission Requirements

A cumulative 3.0 GPA and no less than a ‘C’ in all prerequisites.

Students must complete the Test of Academic Skills (TEAS exam).

An paragraph describing the desire to become a professional nurse.

*Must have applied and been accepted to Brewton-Parker College in order to apply for the Nursing Program.

Potential Career Opportunities

Students who graduate from Brewton-Parker College with a BSN degree have many options available to them after graduation, such as

Pediatric Nursing
Case Management
Critical Care Nursing
Nurse Management

Health Education
Quality Coordination
Public Health Nursing
Travel Nursing

Why Nursing at BPC?
The only college in south Georgia to begin a program with a fully integrated concept-based nursing curriculum, consistent with the latest advancements in nursing education
Why Nursing at BPC?
Small class sizes where the faculty know students by name.
Why Nursing at BPC?
Faculty are grounded in their faith and will be there to guide you academically as well as spiritually.
Why Nursing at BPC?
You will experience a learning climate that nurtures, respects, and encourages.
Why Nursing at BPC?
The only faith-based institution in Georgia south of Macon to have a BSN nursing program.
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General Learning Goals:

With our robust core educational program, by the time you earn your degree at BPC, you will have gained the overall knowledge, skills, and values associated with a Christian liberal arts education. Successful graduates earning a B.S.N. will:

GOAL 1: Nursing graduates will possess disciplinary content knowledge


Incorporate knowledge from the liberal arts education into practice as a nurse generalist.

GOAL 2: Nursing graduates will work safely and effectively as novice nurses


Apply nursing skills that represent the caring and professional nurse.


Demonstrate critical thinking in decision-making and incorporate appropriate patient care technology in the provision of safe care.

GOAL 3: Nursing graduates will work effectively as a member of the interdisciplinary team in the healthcare community


Collaborate with others while caring for individuals and the community.


Demonstrate accountability for incorporating the standards of nursing into practice in the global community.

GOAL 4: Nursing graduates will connect classroom knowledge and leadership strategies to the healthcare environment


Implement leadership strategies and evidence-based practice to improve the changing healthcare needs of diverse populations.


Synthesize knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments related to emerging issues in the advocacy of professional nursing practice.

School of Nursing Philosophy

Brewton Parker’s School of Nursing builds our philosophy of nursing by defining the basic concepts that comprise the discipline and science of nursing in accordance with the core values of Brewton Parker College (BPC). These concepts regarding human beings, health, nursing, and the environment are the cornerstone of what we believe nursing should encompass.

We believe that each human being is to be respected and cared for in a way that would maintain dignity throughout all stages of life. We believe all human beings are unique and made in the image of God, deserving of respect and nurturing regardless of how they express themselves, the community in which they live, socioeconomic status, or the culture to which they belong. We believe human beings are influenced by their environment, their culture, their ethnicity, and their life experiences. In accordance with the core value of Characteristic Excellence (having a character that exemplifies excellence in all that they do), the School of Nursing desires our students to honor Christ by striving to do all things with characteristic excellence, even when the students’ own beliefs may not mirror those for whom they care.

We believe that health can mean many things to many people. The School of Nursing agrees with the definition from the World Health Organization (2021), that health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Optimal health can often coexist with illness. Often people with chronic conditions adapt to consider themselves in optimal health for their condition. We also realize health beliefs and practices are often affected by the affordability and accessibility of health care. The School of Nursing is committed to the core value of providing a biblically centered institution where the Bible is the standard and basis for the worldview that undergirds and permeates its academic programs as well as every function of the college to help in the overall health of the student and those for whom they may one day care. We believe that the nurse’s role is to assess the challenges patients may face economically, environmentally, genetically, mentally, and spiritually, and acknowledge the adaptation to health and illness that may arise from those challenges.

According to the American Nurses Association (n.d.), nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. In accordance with the core value of Servant Leadership, the School of Nursing is committed to preparing BSN graduates to become servant leaders by following the example of Jesus in self-sacrifice and service to others, regardless of their race, religion, political belief, economic status, or social condition.

We believe the environment is the accumulation of physiological, social, physical, cultural, economic, mental, spiritual, and political conditions that interact with and influence the experiences of life. The interaction is constant, and the environment is often altered to influence health outcomes, both positive and negative. We believe that nursing can create and sustain a culture of safety and quality healthcare that can transform the environment by creating a safe workspace that produces optimal patient outcomes. In accordance with the core value of Spiritual and Academic Transformation, the School of Nursing seeks to develop the whole student by providing an opportunity for an academically and spiritually transformational college life experience that will be honoring to Jesus.

Department Faculty

Welcome from the Director!

Welcome to the School of Nursing at Brewton-Parker College. Thank you for choosing our school for your nursing education. Nursing is a rigorous program but you will not be alone! Your faculty are committed to using the best techniques to help you be successful. They will help you to master the content but also guide you in what it means to apply biblical truth to the profession of nursing. Christ had compassion on the sick and met them where they were to heal their bodies and their souls. We want to help you learn what that means as a nurse. Your faculty will be your mentors. They have all been where you are! They have all worked in nursing, some for many years, and they know what it takes to be an excellent nurse. They will share their wisdom with you as you progress through this program.

We look forward to helping you achieve your goal of becoming a Registered Professional Nurse!
Feel free to contact me at 912-583-3104 or at any time.

-Debbi Bryarly

Director of Nursing

Degree Completion Plans

NLC Official Disclosure

Effective April 19, 2023, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on April 19, 2025.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.

Joanna Phillips-Mock

Student Enrichment Director

Joanna Phillips-Mock is a proud third generation Baron, both as a student and a staff member.

Beginning her teaching career in Middle Georgia in 1995, Mrs. Mock worked with a state funded program that served some of the most disadvantaged special needs students within the local school districts. She ultimately moved into leadership positions within the organization, serving and training others in multiple initiatives. She enjoys working with students of all ages to recognize and to achieve their greatest potential.

Mrs. Mock holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brewton-Parker College, a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Behavior Disorders, and an Education Specialist degree in Educational Administration from Georgia College and State University. She resides in Ailey, Georgia, with her husband Don, their son Tye Lewis, her mother Carol Joyce, and multiple fur babies. She enjoys traveling, gardening, camping, and attending concerts.

Candace Lilford

Profeessional Tutor

Candace Lilford graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Theatre Generalism in 2021 from Anderson University and with her master’s degree in English Literature in 2023 from the University of Alabama. She presently serves as Professional Tutor for the Student Enrichment Center while also teaching sections of ENG 101 and 102. 

As part of her two-year master's program, Ms. Lilford taught sections of ENG 101 and 102, while also serving as teaching assistant for British Literature Survey courses and volunteering in the university’s Writing Center. Ms Lilford has also presented papers at the Hudson Strode Conference and the South Eastern Christian and Literature Conference as well as working on various theatrical productions.

Born in North Carolina of South African descent, Ms. Lilford has lived in Uganda, Botswana, South Africa, and Trinidad before settling in Mount Vernon with her family in 2016, where she attended Brewton-Parker College as a dual enrollment student. She presently resides in Mount Vernon with her family and spends her free time watching old TV shows.

Linda Armstrong

Academic Advising and Career Specialist

Linda Armstrong earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice Technology from Southeastern Technical College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Walden University. Throughout her career, Linda has worked with diverse populations, including at-risk youth and families and youth in crisis because of mental health and other issues. Her empathetic nature has made her an effective advocate for those in need. In addition to her professional work, Linda is also is committed to volunteerism. She has dedicated countless hours as a youth mentor, and to teaching about her faith at various Christian organizations. She believes in the power of positivity and its ability to transform not only her life but also the lives of others.

"If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you will look forward, do so prayerfully. But the wisest course would be to be present in the present gratefully." ~ Maya Angelou

Willie Ford

Academic Advising and Career Specialist

Greetings, Baron Nation!

It's truly a joy to be back in a place that has shaped me so profoundly. I'm Willie Ford, a proud 2022 graduate of historic Brewton-Parker College, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a Minor in Education. Following my graduation, I embarked on a journey in education, teaching Special Education within the Vidalia City School District. In addition to my role as an educator, I had the privilege of serving as the Unit Director at the J.D. Rabun Boys and Girls Club. All the while, I was honored to pastor at the esteemed New Hope Baptist Church of Rhine, Georgia. With God's grace, I managed these responsibilities, and now, I'm thrilled and ready to contribute to the welfare of our students, aiming to inspire through service.

Dusty Arnold

Mental Health Counselor

Dusty Arnold  is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst as well as a BPC alumnus. He has years of experience working with a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, grief, and challenges related to Autism. He specializes in behavior-related interventions that can help college students build on their strengths to set achievable goals while also learning how to deal with the thoughts and feelings that sometimes get in the way. He incorporates Biblical values and evidence-based treatments to meet students wherever they happen to be on their journey to spiritual and psychological health. 

Carl Anthony "Tony" Wardlaw

Assistant Student Enrichment Director & Student Success Coach

Carl Anthony “Tony” Wardlaw – For over 25 years, Dr. Wardlaw has worked in leadership, counseling, and pastoring. Beginning with working in middle management for a manufacturing company in Douglas, GA, Dr. Wardlaw has also worked in the academic, nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Additionally, he served over 7 years in the United States Military as a Military Intelligence Officer before resigning his commission as a Captain in the Army.

Currently serving as the Assistant Director of the Student Enrichment Center, Student Success Coach, and Adjunct Faculty at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, GA, he also serves as the Pastor of The Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Dublin, GA.

As a member of the renowned International Gospel Singing Group, The Wardlaw Brothers, Dr. Wardlaw has traveled all over the nation and abroad ministering and singing the Gospel of Christ Jesus. Dr. Wardlaw has served as a consultant for various agencies and has worked as a Fatherhood Coordinator and G.E.D. instructor within the Technical College System of Georgia and participates in local and national civic and philanthropic work.

Dr. Wardlaw holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business from the University of Georgia, two master's degrees from Troy University (Master of Science in Clinical Counseling and Psychology and Master of Education in Counseling), and a Doctorate in Education from Argosy University in Organizational Leadership. Dr. Wardlaw is a Lifetime Silver Member of The NAACP and a member of The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He is happily married to the former Mrs. Stephanie Scott. They have 3 Children; Chambria, Marc, and Carleigh.

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