The mission of the Bryan College Clara Ward School of Nursing is to prepare students to become professional nurses who utilize skill, ingenuity, and grace in order to meet the world’s changing needs, and thus represent the Lord Jesus.
We believe that nursing is a calling, and nurses who are called must be competent and compassionate. Our faculty are committed to mentoring, inspiring, and educating you into the role of a nurse, and we will guide and nurture you toward this goal. Come visit the Bryan College Clara Ward School of Nursing – we’d love to meet you!
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Bryan College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Bryan College has received initial approval from the Tennessee Board of Nursing.
You are interacting with people at their most basic levels during their times of greatest need and you will need to demonstrate great competence and great compassion.
We believe that a Christian college campus isn’t meant to be a place of retreat and seclusion, but a place to learn how to creatively engage the world as Christ’s proxies on earth.
We will challenge you to think critically regarding the world of ideas and affirm the truth of the Word of God as the foundation of all life and learning.
Our purpose? To mentor, inspire, and educate born healers into their calling.
What will you become? Professional nurses who utilize skill, ingenuity, and grace to meet the world’s changing needs, and thus represent the Lord Jesus.
Come and see what it means to be part of a group fearlessly dedicated to preparing students to be Christ’s hands and feet to a hurting world.
Pamela Giles, Ph.D., RN
Dean & Professor, Bryan College Clara Ward School of Nursing
We believe that nursing is a calling. Nurses who are called must be competent and compassionate. We will guide and nurture you toward this goal. Our faculty are committed to mentoring, inspiring, and educating you into the role of a nurse.
We believe the Lord Jesus has ordained the timing to launch Bryan College’s new BSN program, and we are excited to see what He has planned to accomplish through you.
Because of a generous grant from the Clara Ward Foundation, we have the resources we need to remodel the upper floor of the Livesay Learning Center into a state-of-the-art health sciences simulation and skills lab, with space for two classrooms, two conference rooms, staff offices, and student lockers.
The first nursing classes will be offered in Fall, 2023.
Our faculty and staff have a heart for God and seek His mind and likeness above all things. They are each outstanding practitioners in their areas of specialty, with real-world experience caring for people in need. And they seek to mentor, inspire and educate each student into their calling as a BSN-prepared nurse.
Our high-quality library facilities, health sciences information resources, services, and programs, center around facilitating informative connections and productive activity, provoking critical thought, and inspiring academic and spiritual excellence. We offer tutoring, student success coaching, calling and career services, testing service, and more through the ARC.
Students wishing to be admitted to the nursing major must first be admitted to Bryan College as degree-seeking students. Admission to Bryan College does not guarantee acceptance into the Bryan College Clara Ward School of Nursing.
Application forms for admission to the nursing major may be obtained from the Bryan College Clara Ward School of Nursing website. Students desiring to enroll in a fall semester must submit a completed application by April 1st of that same year. The School of Nursing faculty approves admission to the nursing major. The review of the pre-licensure applicant is based on the following criteria:
Having the opportunity to mentor and show love was one of the greatest gifts to witness by seeing God work through them during the joyful and challenging times. Now that I have been led to work in the nursing department as the BSN Clinical Coordinator, I am excited to grow with the nursing students, staff, and faculty as we serve in helping heal the world through education.
— Beth Pendleton
BSN Clinical Coordinator | Class of 2021
Throughout the year we offer multiple unique opportunities to experience Bryan, like custom workshops, preview days, or scholarship competitions. You can also request a personalized visit and we’ll tailor a visit for you!
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