Dr. Denise McCollim
Dean of Arts and Sciences
THE PURPOSE OF THIS DIVISION is to provide a traditional liberal arts education that prepares students to function as Christian professionals in a variety of career settings in their chosen field of study.
This division comprises the engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and nursing departments of Pensacola Christian College, each of which offers undergraduate degrees. The nursing department also offers a graduate degree.
Dr. Denise McCollim, Chair
PCC’s Program Ranked in Top Ten
On August 30, 2010, Soliant Health (a healthcare staffing company in Atlanta, GA) rated the Pensacola Christian College nursing program among the top ten in the nation. The rating went as follows:
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Washington
- University of California in San Francisco
- Johns Hopkins University
- Oregon Health and Science University
- University of North Carolina
- Pensacola Christian College
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- University of Maryland
- University of Pittsburgh
Soliant Health formulated their ranking by analyzing over 30 nursing school ranking lists from various sources. They found that besides the University of Pennsylvania, Pensacola Christian College is the only other nursing program in America to receive an A rating on student survey web sites.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
The purpose of the nursing major is for the students to learn to apply both scriptural and scientific methods to nursing services rendered to individuals, families, and communities. The accomplishment of this dual goal encompasses biblical concepts about the relationships between God and man, man and fellow man, and man and the physical universe.
Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the nursing program will be able to
- implement the nursing process and evidence-based practice (specifically, the student will be able to assess health status, plan and implement appropriate interventions based on research findings, and evaluate outcomes of care);
- implement nursing care for individuals, families, groups, and communities according to their developmental, educational, physiological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual needs (specifically, the student will be able to incorporate theory from the natural and behavioral sciences and from nursing);
- establish therapeutic relationships with the individual, the family, and the healthcare team (specifically, the student will be able to integrate communication principles and interviewing skills for data collection, health teaching, and collaboration);
- perform baccalaureate-level nursing skills safely and competently for individuals at all stages of the life span; and
- make moral and ethical decisions based upon legal standards and biblical principles.