Continuing Education: 
Growth Is Our Goal

We here at Baptist Health know that we cannot grow as a company if our employees cannot grow individually. We strive to offer the best in continuing education to improve our staff's medical knowledge, execution of best practices, overall competency, and quality of care.

Baptist Health College Little Rock offers nine different programs of study and a ton of flexibility so that you can learn what you want, when you want. Baptist Health also has a Nurse Residency program for graduate nurses to help them ramp up to competency in their nursing career. We also offer plenty of classes on health and wellness that all our employees are welcome to attend. At Baptist Health, growth is our goal and we want you to be a part of it.

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Come Grow

At Baptist Health we encourage our team to extend their skills, discover uncharted paths, find new passions, and challenge their hearts and minds. 

Clinical Experience

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.

Program Variety

With eight different programs of study, two different enrollment times, and varying program lengths, we are proud to offer something for everyone interested in healthcare.

Retention & Outcomes

We are proud to have extremely competitive student retention, graduate board passage and job placement rates.

Our Mission

Baptist Health College Little Rock, a part of Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock, shapes the health of Arkansans by educating and mentoring healthcare professionals with excellence and Christian compassion.

Our Values

Service. Honesty. Respect. Stewardship. Performance. These five values are integral to achieving our mission and ensuring each student’s success and happiness.

Christian Guidance

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

Baptist Health College Little Rock: 8 Progams of Study

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.

Surgical Technology


Surgical technologists work under the supervision of a surgeon or registered nurse, and anticipate the needs of the surgeon utilize surgical equipment and provide for the needs of the patient and surgical team.

Radiography


Radiographers are medical professionals who perform diagnostic x-ray examinations using ionizing radiation and assist physicians in the diagnosis of disease.


Registered Nursing


Registered nurses provide and direct others in the provision of nursing care to patients in acute care settings and a variety of other healthcare agencies. The Accelerated Track is an option for Paramedics and LPN/LPTNs who wish to become a registered nurse.


Practical Nursing


Under the supervision of a registered nurse, a licensed practical nurse provides direct patient bedside care such as personal hygiene, treatments, and medication administration.

Sleep Technology


Sleep technologists are medical professionals responsible for patient care and outpatient procedures associated with the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.


Medical Laboratory Science


Medical Technologists perform tests on blood and body fluids to determine the presence or absence of disease, monitor response to treatment, and aid in health maintenance.

Nuclear Medicine Technology


Nuclear Medicine Technologists utilize small amounts of radioactive pharmaceuticals for diagnosing and treating various diseases.

Occupational Therapy Assistant


Occupational Therapy Assistants help clients of all ages learn or regain the skills required to function as independently as possible with self care, work, play and leisure activities.

"Be ye strong therefor, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded."

-2 Chronicles 15:7

Registered Nurse Residency Program

All new graduate RNs hired into Baptist Health will automatically be enrolled into the residency program. The Baptist Health RN Residency is designed to provide educational development opportunities to equip the new graduate Registered Nurse with the knowledge and skill needed to smoothly transition to practice. Our goal is to develop highly competent, emotionally healthy, engaged employees who practice professional nursing at its highest level and are committed to excellence and life-long learning.

Description

Purpose


Courses are designed to enhance the learning that occurs during the preceptor-based orientation period and throughout the first year on the clinical unit.

Teaching Philosophy


Our curriculum, unlike other residency programs, includes hands-on, interactive, clinically-focused learning experiences to help the RN achieve clinical competency.

Professional Development


We will assist Residents with creating a professional portfolio to utilize throughout their nursing career at Baptist Health and beyond.

Goals

Increase Nursing Competency

Promote Professional Practice

Positively Impact Quality Metrics

Influence a Healthy Work Environment

Improve Recruitment & Retention

Develop Future Leaders

Content


Residency sessions are made up of the R100’s, which include Clinical Concepts, along with the R200’s, which consist of Professional Practice & Healthy Work Environment Concepts.

R100s - Clinical Concepts

Emergency Management

Oxygen Therapy Devices / Pain Management

Restraints / Medication Management / Infection Control Issues

Blood Administrative / Skin & Wounds / Nutrition

Transfers / Moving / Fall Prevention

IV Therapy & Devices / Urinary Catheters

Best Practices for Patients & Nurses

Conflict Management

Professional Development

End of Life & Ethical Decision Making

Professional Communication

R200s - Professional Practices & Healthy Work Environment Concepts

Patient Care Delivery & Teams

Course Structure


12 4-Hour Sessions each offered quarterly. 2 Sessions are paired together each offering, allowing the option of attending morning, afternoon, or all day.

The resident is required to attend all 12 sessions within 12 months.

Rolling Entry Points


To accelerate and streamline the resident’s education, new graduates may begin upon hire at any time throughout the year.

Self-Scheduling


Flexible scheduling allows autonomy and flexibility as to how the resident chooses to complete the program, shaping their classes around their life and not the other way around.

Registered Nurse Residency Program

All new graduate RNs hired into Baptist Health will automatically be enrolled into the residency program. The Baptist Health RN Residency is designed to provide educational development opportunities to equip the new graduate Registered Nurse with the knowledge and skill needed to smoothly transition to practice. Our goal is to develop highly competent, emotionally healthy, engaged employees who practice professional nursing at its highest level and are committed to excellence and life-long learning.

01
Purpose

Courses are designed to enhance the learning that occurs during the preceptor-based orientation period and throughout the first year on the clinical unit.

02
Teaching Philosophy

Our curriculum, unlike other residency programs, includes hands-on, interactive, clinically-focused learning experiences to help the RN achieve clinical competency.

03
Professional Development

We will assist Residents with creating a professional portfolio to utilize throughout their nursing career at Baptist Health and beyond.

Goals

All new graduate RNs hired into Baptist Health will automatically be enrolled into the residency program. The Baptist Health RN Residency is designed to provide educational development opportunities to equip the new graduate Registered Nurse with the knowledge and skill needed to smoothly transition to practice. Our goal is to develop highly competent, emotionally healthy, engaged employees who practice professional nursing at its highest level and are committed to excellence and life-long learning.

01
Increase Nursing Competency
02
Promote Professional Practice
03
Positively Impact Quality Metrics
04
Influence a Healthy Work Environment
05
Improve Recruitment & Retention
06
Develop Future Leaders

Content

Residency sessions are made up of the R100’s, which include Clinical Concepts, along with the R200’s, which consist of Professional Practice & Healthy Work Environment Concepts.

01
R100s - Clinical Concepts

To accelerate and streamline the resident’s education, new graduates may begin upon hire at any time throughout the year.

02
R200s - Professional Practices & Healthy Work Environment Concepts

Best Practices for Patients & Nurses
Conflict Management
Professional Development
End of Life & Ethical Decision Making
Professional Communication
Patient Care Delivery & Teams

Course Structure

12 4-Hour Sessions each offered quarterly. 2 Sessions are paired together each offering, allowing the option of attending morning, afternoon, or all day.

The resident is required to attend all 12 sessions within 12 months.

01
Rolling Entry Points

Emergency Management
Oxygen Therapy Devices / Pain Management
Restraints / Medication Management / Infection Control Issues
Blood Administrative / Skin & Wounds / Nutrition
Transfers / Moving / Fall Prevention
IV Therapy & Devices / Urinary Catheters

02
Self-Scheduling

Flexible scheduling allows autonomy and flexibility as to how the resident chooses to complete the program, shaping their classes around their life and not the other way around.

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