Nursing

Division I Chair: M. Saderholm

 

Department Chair: M. Kennison

 

Faculty: D. Hacker-Taylor, E. Hunter, C. Kirby, C. Lamb, L. Price, L. Turner, and L. Wray

 

Nursing Clinical Skills Laboratory Coordinator: J. Tolliver

 

Clinical Instructors: S. Evans, E. Hunter, D. Madden, B. Sandlin

 

Website: http://www.berea.edu/nur/

 

Courses: NUR Courses

 

Course Sequencing Table: Nursing

 

Major/Minor Requirements: Nursing B.S.

 

The purpose of the Nursing Department’s curriculum is to provide learning experiences that help the student to develop as a professional practitioner of nursing, as an individual, and as a citizen. The curriculum includes a broad liberal-arts foundation and those courses and activities that are fundamental to the formulation of concepts and principles applicable to professional nursing. This course of study fosters development of self-direction, sensitivity, creativity, and leadership. The student is assisted to learn to identify the health needs of people from an intercultural perspective, with emphasis on Southern Appalachia. The graduate is prepared to render entry-level professional nursing service and pursue individual development and 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) and approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN).

Mission:

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.

Department Goals:

1. Prepare graduates for professional nursing practice in a changing healthcare environment.

2. Prepare graduates for community engagement and health advocacy for Appalachia and beyond.

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

In addition to supporting students' achievement of the Aims of General Education, the Nursing Department seeks to assist students in meeting the following learning goals and associated learning outcomes:

Nursing Student Learning Goals & Outcomes

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

Learning Outcome 1.a: Students will deliver compassionate patient-centered evidenced-based nursing care respecting patient/family care practices.

Learning Outcome 1.b: Students will successfully manage care for a group of patients that approximates a beginning practitioner's workload.

Learning Outcome 1.c: Students will achieve a HESI RN-Exit score >900.

Learning Outcome 1.d: 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.a: 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.b: 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.c: 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.