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Welcome to BHSLR

On behalf of the Administration, Faculty, and Staff, welcome to Baptist Health Schools Little Rock. BHSLR was established in 1921 and offers nine programs of study. Graduates from our programs are eligible to write their respective professional entry examinations for licensure and certification. We are proud to have extremely competitive student retention, graduate board passage and job placement rates.

Three aspects of our organization make us a leader in health care education.

First, we are proud of the great variety of programs we offer. Our programs include training in patient care (practical nursing, registered nursing, occupational therapy assistant, nuclear medicine technology, radiography, sleep technology, and surgical technology) and laboratory roles (histotechnology and medical technology). Our programs of study vary greatly in length. We offer one-year certificate programs, a two-year associate degree, and a number of baccalaureate degree programs in affiliation with partnering colleges and universities. One of our institutional goals is to offer “something for everyone” interested in a health care career.

A second quality in all programs of study that sets us apart is the clinical experience you will receive as a student. In each of our programs, you will receive extensive clinical experience that begins early in the educational process. We are proud to have the reputation of producing professional, “work-ready” graduates.

A third unique characteristic of Baptist Health Schools Little Rock is our commitment to the overall mission and vision of Baptist Health. The Baptist Health mission places special emphasis on the values of:

Service - Honesty - Respect - Stewardship - Performance

In addition, the vision of our organization places special emphasis on Christian values, high quality services, and continuous improvement.

Thank you for considering our institution for your educational needs. I hope you will consider becoming part of our family. For an appointment and tour, please contact our recruiter at 501-202-7951 or study@bhslr.edu.

Judy Ingram Pile, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President, Education
Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock



Our Mission

MISSION STATEMENT

Committed to Christian principles and quality healthcare education, BHSLR began operation in 1921. BHSLR strives to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Arkansas by providing quality, accessible, and student-focused education for future and current healthcare professionals. Faculty, Administrators, Students, and Staff at BHSLR share a commitment to academic excellence, compassion for others, and professionalism within their scope of practice.

VALUES

In fulfilling our mission, we place special emphasis on the values of:

Service - Honesty - Respect - Stewardship - Performance

OBJECTIVES

  1. Provide healthcare education for students who wish to develop competencies in specific career areas.
  2. Provide education for current healthcare professionals who wish to increase their skills by completing additional certifications or degrees.
  3. Provide extensive, comprehensive clinical experiences for students.
  4. Provide academic advice, counseling, financial aid, and other services to students interested in healthcare education.
  5. Partner and cooperate with other higher education institutions to encourage access to quality healthcare education for students in the state of Arkansas.
  6. Communicate and cooperate with Baptist Health and our regional community in order to provide healthcare professionals who meet the health and wellness needs of central Arkansas residents.


History of BHSLR

1920 Battle Creek Sanitarium purchased and renamed Baptist State Hospital.
1921 Baptist Health School of Nursing began operation.
1924 The first seventeen nurses graduated from Baptist Health Schools.
1936 The School of Nursing was granted approval by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.
1953 BAPTIST HEALTH School of Radiography was established.
1964 BAPTIST HEALTH School of Practical Nursing was established.
1966 BAPTIST HEALTH School of Medical Technology was established.
1978 BAPTIST HEALTH School of Histotechnology was established.
1985 BAPTIST HEALTH School of Nuclear Medicine Technology was established.
BAPTIST HEALTH School of Coding Technology opened and operated until June 2007.
1987 The accelerated RN program (LPN/LPTN to RN) was established.
The BAPTIST HEALTH School of Medical Transcription opened and operated until June 2007.
1989 BAPTIST HEALTH Schools reorganized into one department. All schools operated by the organization were included.
1990 BAPTIST HEALTH School of Nursing-Northwest was established in Springdale, Arkansas and operated under Baptist Health ownership until 1998.
1997 BAPTIST HEALTH School of Nursing-Southeast was established in McGehee, Arkansas and operated for ten years to serve a critical need in the delta region.
1998 American Heart Association approved BAPTIST HEALTH as a Community Training Center located at the Baptist Health Schools campus.
1999 BAPTIST HEALTH School of Surgical Technology was established.
2001

BAPTIST HEALTH Schools entered into a partnership with Pulaski Technical College to offer general education and science courses to students on the BAPTIST HEALTH Schools Campus.

BAPTIST HEALTH Medical Center-Little Rock, became a clinical facility for Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist school.
2005 The Baptist Health School of Occupational Therapy Assistant was established as a partnership program with Pulaski Technical College.
2006 Dr. Shirlene Harris, long time administrator of Baptist Health Schools, retired after 41 years of dedicated service.
2007

In February, Dr. Judy I. Pile was appointed the Assistant Vice President for Education.

In June, the institution name was changed to Baptist Health Schools Little Rock (BHSLR).

In December, the BHSLR-School of Nursing Southeast commences the final class and is closed.
2008

BHSLR is granted institutional accreditation through the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

The School of Sleep Technology is established.

BHSLR entered into a partnership with Arkansas Tech University to offer a seamless Bachelor or Science in Nursing (BSN) degree completion track to Registered Nursing graduates.
2010

BHSLR entered into a partnership with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to offer a seamless Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree completion track to Registered Nursing graduates.

BHSLR entered into a partnership with Pulaski Technical College to offer a seamless Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health (AAS in AH) degree completion track to Histotechnology, Surgical Technology and Sleep Technology graduates.


Accreditation Information

ACCREDITATION and LICENSURE INFORMATION

The following information reflects the numerous state approvals, professional accreditations and institutional memberships held by Baptist Health Schools Little Rock.

BHSLR INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

BHSLR programs approved by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)

  • School of Histotechnology
  • School of Medical Technology
  • School of Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • School of Practical Nursing
  • School of Radiography
  • School of Sleep Technology
  • School of Surgical Technology

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N.
Falls Church, VA 22043
Phone (703) 917-9503
FAX (703) 917-4109
www.abhes.org


BHSLR LICENSURE

BHSLR programs approved by Arkansas State Board of Nursing

  • School of Nursing
  • School of Practical Nursing
  • RN Refresher Course
  • LPN Refresher Course

Arkansas State Board of Nursing
University Tower Bldg.
1123 South University
Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619
Phone (501) 686-2700
FAX: (501) 686-2714

BHSLR program(s) licensed by Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education

  • School of Histotechnology
  • School of Medical Technology
  • School of Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • School of Radiography
  • School of Sleep Technology
  • School of Surgical Technology
  • School of Occupational Therapy Assistant

Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education
501 Woodlane, Suite 312 S
Little Rock, AR 72201-4740
Phone (501) 683-8000
Fax (501) 683-8050
Email: sbpce@arkansas.gov

 

BHSLR  PROGRAMMATIC  ACCREDITATIONS  &  MEMBERSHIPS


School of Histotechnology
The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
8410 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 670
Chicago, IL  60631-3415
Phone: (773) 714-8880
FAX: (773) 714-8886

 

School of Medical Technology
The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
8410 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 670
Chicago, IL  60631-3415
Phone: (773) 714-8880
FAX: (773) 714-8886

School of Nuclear Medicine Technology
The Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)
2000 W. Danforth Rd., Ste 130 #203
Edmond, OK  73003
Phone: (405) 285-0546
FAX: (405) 285-0579
Email: jrcnmt@coxinet.net


School of Nursing
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
*The Board of Commissioners, at its meeting on March 7-8, 2013, granted the School of Nursing continuing accreditation with the condition that the program submits a follow-up report in two years. If the follow-up report is accepted by the Board of Commissioners, the next evaluation visit will be Fall 2020.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
FAX: (404) 975-5020
Membership: Arkansas State Board of Nursing: Nurse Administrators of Nursing Education Programs (NANEP)

School of Occupational Therapy Assistant
The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3449
Phone: (301) 652-AOTA
www.acoteonline.org

School of Practical Nursing
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
* The Board of Commissioners, at its meeting on July 12-13,
granted the Practical Nursing Program continuing accreditation with the condition that the program submit a Follow-Up Report by February 15, 2014. If the Follow-Up Report is accepted by the Board of Commissioners, the evaluation visit will be scheduled for Spring 2020.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
FAX: (404) 975-5020
Membership: Arkansas State Board of Nursing: Nurse Administrators of Nursing Education Programs (NANEP)

School of Radiography
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL  60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
FAX: (312) 704-5304
www.jrcert.org

School of Sleep Technology
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs (CAAHEP): Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoA PSG)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL  33756
Phone: (727) 210-2350
FAX: (727) 210-2354
www.CAAHEP.org

School of Surgical Technology
The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N.
Falls Church, Virginia   22043
Phone: (703) 917-9503
FAX: (703) 917-4109

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL  33756
Phone: (727) 210-2350
FAX: (727) 210-2354
www.CAAHEP.org

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)
6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 210
Littleton, CO  80120
Phone: (303) 694-9262
FAX: (303) 741-3655
www.arcstsa.org
Membership: Association of Surgical Technologists



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