Berea College Nursing Program Review

Berea College started from humble beginnings in 1855 when its founder John Gregg Fee sought to establish an institution that would provide excellent education for men of all races. Since the 19th century, the school has been the focal point of much attention given the uncompromising tensions that existed then regarding interracial issues.

Today, it continues to be a dynamic Christian institution that has appeared in the headlines of the New York Times, The Times of London, The Chronicle of Higher Education, ABC World News, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the U.S. News & World Report that rated it the No. 1 regional college in the South. It is particularly noted for the full-tuition scholarships provided to all admitted students. It has also gained recognition for its outstanding work program.

The growth of the College over the years has resulted in the different programs being part of its academic profile. Among these is its BS Degree with a Major in Nursing.

BS Degree with a Major in Nursing

The content of the program provides a sound foundation on which graduates can pursue advanced studies after successful completion. The BS Degree with a Major in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Students are trained throughout the program to identify the health needs of patients, exercise leadership skills and provide entry level professional nursing services. The program approaches all aspects of student’s development throughout each course to ensure that they are professional nurses that are conscious individuals and citizens.

Students that want achieve their major in nursing must complete general education courses and outlined electives to be considered. All applicants must submit proof of current documentation of CPR training for the adult, infant, and child with AED training for the healthcare provider. They must also submit TB skin testing and this must be negative for the presence of TB.

At the end of the program, students are required to take the designed NCLEX style R.N. exit practice exams. Those that do not demonstrate satisfactory grades must take and complete remediation in course content and additional reviews. Some of the nursing courses that are part of Berea College’s curriculum include: Research in Nursing, Nursing of Children & Adults I and II, Pediatric Nursing, Child Health & Assessment (CFS) just to name a few.

Scholarships for Nursing Students

Berea College offers generous scholarships to students that are accepted to its programs. Once accepted they receive a 4-year tuition scholarship that is combined with financial aid and other financial provisions to ensure that the entire costs of studying is fully covered. This is possible through the many donations from companies, past students, private individuals, etc. The different nursing scholarships open to nursing students include:

1) Edd C. Hogg Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to junior students that demonstrate Christian faith and academic achievement.

2) Martha E. Wylie Award: This scholarship is awarded to students that have demonstrated outstanding qualities as nurse.

3) Julie Braden Thompson Award: This is an annual scholarship that has outstanding moral character, professional promise and academic excellence. It is only open to pre-medical or nursing students.

4) W. H. & Mabel Simmons Dean Scholarship

5) Dr. & Mrs. C.P. Tseng Scholarship in Nursing: Awarded to students that have dedicate service career in nursing.

Berea College
101 Chestnut Street,
Berea, KY 40403

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