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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

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Roger L. Davis, Dean

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 Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) degree. 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. Class work will occur on Lipscomb’s campus, and the clinical work will take place in a variety of settings. 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 32-36 hour program combining the disciplines of exercise science and nutrition. Students graduate with a M.S. in exercise and nutrition science.

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

Beth Youngblood, Professor and Executive Associate Dean Holly Bechard, Instructor
Rachelle Driver, Assistant Professor
Freda Fuller, Assistant Professor

Mary Hesselrode, Instructor

Marty Kennedy, Assistant Professor Roletha Pillow, Assistant Professor Robert Spencer, Assistant Professor Jill Stafford, Assistant Professor Lindsey Waddell, Assistant Professor

Lipscomb University offers a Bachelor of Science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree. The nursing program at Lipscomb University is comprised of four semesters of prerequisite courses that are foundational to the upper-division nursing courses taught the following four semesters. After the student completes the four semesters of prerequisite courses, he/she must then formally apply to the nursing program and complete four semesters of classroom, lab and clinical education specific to nursing. Upon successful completion of the prerequisite and upper-division course work, the student will be awarded a B.S.N. degree from Lipscomb University. Students who complete this program of study will have experienced multiple clinical placements prior to graduation. This degree provides students with training in nursing education strongly complemented by extensive study in the humanities and social sciences. Thus, students are well-prepared to function as a nurse and also have the necessary foundation to pursue master’s and doctoral studies in nursing.

The Bachelor of Science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree offered at Lipscomb University has been fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. 


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