Division I Chair: M.R. Garrett


Department Chair: L. Turner


Faculty: C. Anyanwu, J. Carr, S. Kaewbua, C. Kirby, L. Ogden, K. Sooksai, L. Turner, and L. Wray


Clinical Instructors: B. Baird, S. Evans, G. Morris, C. Short, and M. Van Outer




Courses: NUR Courses


Course Sequencing Table: Nursing


Entrance to the Major Information: Progression for NUR B.S.


Major/Minor Requirements: Nursing B.S.


The baccalaureate nursing curriculum provides engaging learning experiences that help the student to develop as a registered nurse, as an individual, and as a citizen. The curriculum includes a broad liberal arts foundation as well as didactic and clinical nursing courses essential for developing the competencies expected of baccalaureate graduates. The Nursing plan of study fosters development of self-directed learning, clinical judgment and leadership. Students learn how to identify and meet health needs of diverse groups with emphasis on Southern Appalachians. The graduate is prepared to render entry-level professional nursing practice and pursue graduate education in an area of special interest. The Nursing Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791) and approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN).  The Nursing Department is approved for nurse aide training by the Cabinet for Health & Family Services Department for Medicaid Services. 



In keeping with the learning goals articulated in Being and Becoming Berea College in the 21st Century and the Great Commitments of Berea College, the mission of the Baccalaureate Nursing Department is to prepare students with great promise and limited economic resources from Appalachia and beyond for professional nursing in a changing practice environment. The Department prepares students as leaders, lifelong learners and advocates for health, providing a strong foundation for graduate study in nursing. Graduates of the Nursing Department are prepared to meet the following goals and student learning outcomes.

Nursing Student Learning Goals & Outcomes

Learning Goal 1: Prepare graduates for professional nursing practice in a changing healthcare environment

Learning Outcome 1.1: Students will deliver compassionate patient-centered evidenced-based nursing care respecting patient/family care practices.

Learning Outcome 1.2: Students will successfully manage care for a group of patients that approximates a beginning practitioner's workload.

Learning Outcome 1.3: Graduating senior respondents will rate the extent to which they acquired the knowledge and skills for a career at a mean of > 4.0 on a scale of 5 on the College Outcomes Survey to Graduating Seniors.

Learning Goal 2:  Prepare graduates for community engagement and health advocacy for Appalachia and beyond

Learning Outcome 2: Students will engage in community projects and health advocacy, focused on health promotion and disease prevention across the lifespan.

Learning Goal 3:  Prepare graduates for lifelong learning, graduate study and/or leadership positions in nursing

Learning Outcome 3.1: Graduating senior respondents will rate, "Build a framework to organize my learning within and across areas of study" at a mean > 4.0 on a scale of 5 on the College Outcomes Survey to Graduating Seniors. 

Learning Outcome 3.2: Graduating senior respondents will rate, "Become more independent self-directed learner" at a mean > 4.0 on a scale of 5 on the College Outcomes Survey to Graduating Seniors. 

Learning Outcome 3.3: Graduating senior respondents will rate, "Develop leadership skills" at a mean > 4.0 on a scale of 5 on the College Outcomes Survey to Graduating Seniors.