Roger L. Davis, Vice Provost for Health Affairs
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 through a undergraduate BSN pathway and a RN-to-BSN pathway. These program prepares the student for a career in the health care field as a registered nurse upon successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The undergraduate BSN class work will occur on Lipscomb’s campus, and the clinical work will take place in a variety of settings. The RN-to-BSN program is an online program. 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 houses the Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology. All major programs of study are designed to enrich students’ lives while teaching them the care of others and promotion of health and wellness through nutrition and exercise.
The graduate programs for The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are comprised of The College of Pharmacy, a dual degree offering with the College of Business, Graduate Studies in Health Care Informatics and Graduate Studies in Exercise and Nutrition Science.
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.
The Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Management in Health Care dual degree program combines graduate Business courses from the College of Business with the required College of Pharmacy courses. Students graduate with a Pharm.D./MM.
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. Student graduate with a Pharm.D./MS.
Graduate Studies in Exercise and Nutrition Science offers a 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.