School of Nursing

Overview

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.

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:

#1

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

#2

Apply nursing skills that represent the caring and professional nurse.

#3

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

#4

Collaborate with others while caring for individuals and the community.

#5

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

#6

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

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Synthesize knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments related to emerging issues in the vocation 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

Lynn Addison

Associate Professor of Business

Toni Banks

Interim Division Chair,
Assistant Professor of Business

Keith Barr

Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Health and Wellness Management

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 dbryarly@bpc.edu at any time.

-Debbi Bryarly

Director of Nursing

*NOTE: The Brewton-Parker College Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) degree received initial approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing on May 6, 2021. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the college’s regional accreditor, currently is reviewing the BSN as a new program. Pending that approval, the School of Nursing is reviewing applications for the inaugural class in the fall of 2022.

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