Tabor College (TC) was founded in 1908 by the Mennonite Brethren and Krimmer Mennonite Brethren. The Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith forms the cornerstone of its operations and students are expected to respect and comply with its teachings.
The school has 28 undergraduate majors and the GPA of the average incoming freshman is 3.31 on a 4.0 scale. Tabor College also has Adult and Graduate programs that are offered at Tabor College Wichita (TCW) which is located to the west of Wichita. Depending on the course, students can enroll in a list of summer courses that are conducted online to accelerate the pace of their area of study.
Tabor College does not have an undergraduate nursing program. What it offers are prerequisite courses that students can take before they enter another college or university. All students are advised to get the necessary information from the institution they plan to attend to ensure that the courses offered at the college meet their admission requirements.
All prerequisite courses are delivered at the Solomon L. Loewen Natural Science Center. The building has eight laboratories and is considered a state-of-the-art facility with the many modern installations that are available. At Tabor College, students can take the following prerequisite courses: Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, General Chemistry I, General Psychology, Human Development, Nutrition, History, Health or Wellness, Public Speaking, Philosophy or Ethics, Statistics and/or Pre-Calculus and English (2-3 courses).
This is a 19-month program that is open to students with a 2-year nursing degree and wish to undertake advanced studies to be eligible for a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. The course offers the possibility to follow course materials online allowing students the flexibility to balance their academic and social life. During the program, students are taught the essentials of the latest nursing issues, management, leadership and community health issues to adequately prepare them for many demanding roles in the health care sector.
Students that prefer a face-to-face approach can also take the onsite alternative. With this option they meet on campus once each week for 19 months. Each one week class is four hours. They can choose between an evening or morning class to get through the program. All incoming students must have 54 credits from an accredited college or university. Those that do not have the required amount of credits can take the 1-2-3 classes at TCW as long as they have a minimum of 24 college credit hours. Only registered nurses can enter the course. The program is not open to CNA or LPN. The RN that wishes to enter the program must present working experience of 1, 000 hours in the last three years. The applicants that have not been actively practicing as a RN must complete an RN refresher course prior to entering the program.
Students interested in furthering their studies, but that encounter monetary hindrances have the option to apply for federal aid through the FAFSA program. There are also different types of loans that are open to students such as William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and Federal Direct PLUS Loans.
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