Global Nursing Ministries
Nursing is the profession or practice of providing care for the sick and infirmed. By its very definition, this career choice defines the core of Christianity.
A typical nursing program that results in an A.S. in nursing includes academic and nursing instruction
as well as clinical experience. After this is complete, the student must take the NCLEX-RN exam to complete the Registered Nurse (RN) Licensure.
Clearwater Christian College takes the nursing program to the next level combining two and a half years of core prerequisite courses, and ministry courses
taught on campus from a distinctive Biblical worldview and one year at Christian International School of Healthcare Professions (CISHP). This combination
allows the nursing student to graduate with two degrees-an A.S. in Nursing and a B.S. in Global Nursing Ministries.
CCC has partnered with CISHP to provide an excellent baccalaureate degree program in which the student receives hands-on training in a technologically advanced
Skills lab from highly qualified, Christian nursing faculty. This partnership ensures that the graduate will possess the spiritual foundation upon which a
lifetime of principled nursing service can be built.
Why choose Global Nursing Ministries at Clearwater Christian?
- The student will prepare for the nursing profession through instruction from caring, Christian faculty. The liberal arts core and Bible minor
not only equip the student to meet the needs of the body, but also the needs of the mind and of the soul. The regionally accredited bachelor's degree
received from CCC will enable the student to pursue higher educational goals and service opportunities.
- Graduates of the CCC nursing program will receive two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Global Nursing Ministries and an Associate of Science in Nursing.
- Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the State of Florida's Board of Nursing NCLEX-RN exam to qualify to be licensed as a RN
within the state. Nurses are able to work throughout the United States as a result of reciprocity agreements between individual state boards. (Contact state
boards to determine requirements to practice with a FL license.)
- Nursing students will receive instruction and hands-on training.
CISHP has partnered with local healthcare institutions to provide clinical opportunities.
In order to be accepted into the first two and a half years of the B.S. program in Global Nursing Ministries, you must meet the general
admission requirements for acceptance into Clearwater Christian College and declare nursing as your academic major. Consult the College catalog and
website for further information.
To proceed into the last year of the nursing program, you must complete a CISHP application for admission, pass a physical examination and appropriate
background check/fingerprint screening, provide a satisfactory score on the TEAS test, and comply with other CISHP program policies. These admission
requirements must be completed and found satisfactory during the academic term (fall or spring) prior to the desired term of entry into your
final year of study. Once the student completes all of the above requirements and the liberal arts portion
with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.00 scale, CISHP will determine acceptance status.
CISHP accepts new students into their program bi-yearly. Once begun, you are expected to continue your enrollment through each consecutive term until you
complete your program requirements for graduation.
Interesting Classes I Might Take
- Medical Terminology
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Cross Cultural Communication
- Introduction to Missions
- Nursing Foundations I & II
- Nursing Care of Adults I - IV
- Nursing Care of Family I & II
In addition to the faculty mentioned above, Mrs. Michelle Newell is also teaching a class included in the Global Nursing Ministries major.