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Roger L. Davis, Vice Provost for Health Affairs
Founding Dean & Professor College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
The mission of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is to produce competent, caring and compassionate health care professionals that exemplify a commitment to a Christian life of service. The college is focused on promoting academic excellence and educating individuals for careers in health care delivery. The college provides a variety of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees dedicated to the delivery of patient care and well-being. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences teaches students to live a life of Christian service and is committed to preparing students to serve mankind.
The undergraduate portion of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is comprised of the School of Nursing and the School of Health Sciences. The School of Nursing offers a traditional undergraduate Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) degree pathway and an online RN-to-BSN degree pathway. This program prepares the student for a career in the health care field as a registered nurse upon successfully passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), in accordance with applicable state licensing requirements. It is an exciting time for the School of Nursing as it grows and continues to fill a need for our society. The School of Health Sciences also houses the Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology. Both Nutrition and Kinesiology programs are designed to enrich students’ lives while teaching them the care of others.
The College of Pharmacy, Graduate Studies in Health Care Informatics and Graduate Studies in Exercise and Nutrition Science comprise the graduate programs for the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The College of Pharmacy is steeped in the traditions of public service, focused on health care delivery to the public and committed to the principles of Christian service. The College of Pharmacy curriculum is a four-year doctoral program requiring a minimum of 66 semester credits in pre-pharmacy courses. Graduate Studies in Health Care Informatics offers a dual Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Science in Health Care Informatics degree, a 42-hour Master of Science in Health Care Informatics degree, and a 15-hour certificate program in health care informatics. Graduate Studies in Exercise and Nutrition Science offers a 36-hour master’s degree program combining the disciplines of exercise science and nutrition. Students graduate with a M.S. in exercise and nutrition science. The Graduate Certificate in Dietetics is a 33-hour certificate and is an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), providing the content knowledge needed for a student to apply to supervised practice programs in dietetics.
Off-site learning experiences (i.e., clinical, practicum, internship, etc.) are required in many courses of study at Lipscomb. Successful completion of these experiential courses is required for graduation and/or licensure. Students should be aware that many experiential sites require satisfactory documentation of personal identification in the form of driver’s licenses, social security cards, passports, drug screening and background checks. Students should make sure that they are aware of and can meet all documentation requirements well in advance of the time frame for admission into the respective program and placement into these sites. Failure to provide required documentation for successful entry into these experiential courses will result in failure to complete the desired program of study.
For additional information on any of these programs, please call 615.966.7160.
College of Pharmacy
School of Nursing
School of Health Sciences