In keeping with the aims and commitment of Berea College, the mission of the Nursing Department is to prepare students with great promise and limited economic resources for the practice of professional nursing in a variety of health care settings, and to provide a foundation for graduate study in nursing.
The philosophy of the Nursing Department faculty about key constructs and concepts provide the foundation for the program. Caring is viewed as the paradigm for the department. The key concepts existing within that paradigm are critical thinking/teaching-learning, person, nursing, environment, and health.
— Berea College Nursing Department Student Handbook
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Berea College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001, 202- 887-6791. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is also approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.