- The aim of the Nursing Program’s curriculum at Berea College is to provide learning proficiencies that help the student to progress as a professional practitioner of nursing, as, a citizen and an individual.
- The curriculum includes a comprehensive liberal-arts base and core courses and activities that are central to the formulation of principles and concepts applicable to professional nursing.
- This course of study promotes the development of sensitivity, self-direction, leadership and creativity.
- The student is aided in learning to recognize the health needs of people from a multicultural perspective, with prominence on Southern Appalachia.
- The graduate is trained to deliver entry-level professional nursing service and engage in personal development and graduate education in an area of specialty.
- The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredits the nursing program, and it is and endorsed by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
About the school
- Berea College is a liberal arts college in the city of Berea, in the U.S. state of Kentucky.
- It is situated in Madison County, about 35 miles south of Lexington and was established in 1855.
- Berea College provides free education to students and is recognized as the first college in the Southern United States to be racially integrated and coeducational.
- Berea College offers Bachelor’s degrees in 32 majors
Berea College charges no tuition; every admitted student is provided the equivalent of a four-year, full tuition scholarship (presently estimated at $97,200; $24,300 per year).
Following are the minimum requirements for BSN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Applying as a Freshman
Berea College accepts academically capable students who are driven toward success, are not afraid to work hard to achieve their goals, and wish to make a difference in the world. In recent years, admitted applicants have ranked in the top 20 percent of their high-school graduating class, have a high-school cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, and have scored between 20 and 30 on the ACT or 1410 and 1980 on the SAT I.
To be considered for admission to Berea College as a first-year student, an applicant must participate in a personal interview with an admissions counselor and submit the following materials:
- A completed “Application for Admission and Scholarship” form.
- A completed “Financial Resource Questionnaire” (only if applying prior to Jan. 1).
- The Guidance Counselor Evaluation Form (to be completed by the high-school guidance counselor; GED holders and home-school applicants need not submit this form).
- Official high-school transcript (GED holders should submit official GED scores in lieu of high-school transcripts; home-schooled students should submit the Home-School Supplement Form if no transcript is available).
- Official ACT or SAT I scores.
- A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA, available after Jan. 1). All applicants are required to submit a FAFSA.
- Two Evaluation & Endorsement Forms, each from a former teacher, principal, or other school administrator (unless applicant has not recently been enrolled, in which case, evaluation and endorsement forms from professionals in non-educational fields and/or other community leaders will be accepted).
Address: Berea, KY 40404
Phone: (859) 985-3000
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