Program: Nursing

B.S.N.; RN to B.S.N.

The Nursing Major

With a critical shortage of nurses in our region, the demand for nurses is great. At BMC, prospective nurses experience quality learning in our high-fidelity state-of-the-art simulation labs. Our excellence-driven, Christ-centered instruction, delivered by expert faculty, is designed to produce compassionate professional nurses who are equipped to meet the challenges of the ever-changing profession.

The BSN program at BMCU is seeking initial accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Members of an onsite evaluation team from CCNE along with a Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning team will visit BMCU November 13-15, 2023. CCNE will accept written third-party comments until 21 days (October 23, 2023) before the scheduled evaluation. All comments are to be directed to thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org 

Traditional BSN (Requirements)

The Traditional BSN track is a full-time cohort-based 120 credit hour program that is completed over four years (8 semesters). The curriculum consists of 60 general educational credit hours and 60 major educational credit hours. Upon completion of the curriculum, the graduate nurse is eligible for the NCLEX-RN board exam and to begin serving as a professional nurse.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). To determine the state requirements for professional nursing licensure as an RN, please visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) webpage, https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm, then select the state where you want to know the professional licensure requirements. 

RN-BSN (Requirements)

The RN-BSN track is a cohort-based 30 credit hour program that is offered as a full-time one-year program or a part-time program that is completed in two years. The part-time RN to BSN Program will start in Spring 2023 and the full-time RN to BSN Program will begin in Spring 2024.

Visit: bmcnursing.org

Dr. Tammie McCoy, Dean of Nursing; Professor of Nursing
A.A. Northeast Mississippi Community College
B.S.N., M.S.N. University of Mississippi Medical Center
B.A., Ph.D. University of Mississippi tmccoy@bmc.edu
Dr. Hannah Bascomb, Chair of Traditional BSN; Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S. Mississippi University for Women
M.S.N. University of Mississippi Medical Center
D.N.P., Samford University hbascomb@bmc.edu
Dr. Ashley Mize, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Mississippi Medical Center
D.N.P., University of Tennessee Health Science Center amize@bmc.edu
Dr. Angela Orsborn, Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.D. N., Itawamba Community College
B.S.N., University of North Alabama
M.S.N., Mississippi University for Women
P.M.H.N.P., Northern Kentucky University
D.N.P. University of Alabama, Huntsville aorsborn@bmc.edu

Dr. Stephanie Mullins, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., Union University
M.S., Arkansas State University
D.N.S., University of Tennessee Health Science Center smullins@bmc.edu

Ms. Rebecca Thompson, Instructor of Nursing
A.D.N., Northeast Mississippi Community College
B.S.N., University of North Alabama
M.S.N., University of Alabama, Birmingham rthompson@bmc.edu
Dr. Tamar Jones Lucas, Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.A.S., Northeast Mississippi Community College
B.S.N., University of North Alabama 
M.S.N., University of Alabama
E.D.D., University of Phoenix tlucas@bmc.edu
Dr. Denise Thornton-Orr, Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Mississippi University for Women
M.S.N., D.N.S., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, dthorntonorr@bmc.edu