Continuing Education

Growth Is Our Goal

We do a much better job taking care of patients if we first take care of our employees. That's why we offer All Our Best in benefits, which you are sure to find not only first-rate, but also family-friendly.

The benefits of working with Baptist Health extend beyond health, dental, life and disability. You get free access to amenities throughout the hospital, local discounts in the community, paid time off, and more. We want you at your happiest and healthiest so that you can Keep On Amazing.

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.

Baptist Health College Little Rock

Nine Programs of Study

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 laboratory science). 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.

  • Histotechnologists in Training

    Histotechnology

    Histotechnicians prepare tissue for microscopic study by the pathologist to confirm or identify disease processes.

Why BHCLR?

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    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.

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    Program Variety

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

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    Retention and Outcomes

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

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    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.

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    Our Values

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

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    Christian Guidance

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

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.

Increase nursing competency

Promote professional practice

Positively impact quality metrics

Influence a healthy work environment

Improve recruitment and retention

Develop future leaders

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.

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.

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.

R100’s – Clinical Concepts

Emergency Management

Oxygen Therapy Devices / Pain Management

Restraints / Medication Management / Infection Control Issues

Blood Administration / Skin & Wounds / Nutrition

Transfers / Moving / Fall Prevention

IV Therapy & Devices / Urinary Catheters

R200’s – Professional Practice & Healthy Work Environment Concepts

Best Practice for Patients & Nurses

Conflict Management

Professional Development

End of Life & Ethical Decision Making

Professional Communication

Patient Care Delivery & Teams

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