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null Pediatric Nursing Teaching, Berea College, Berea, KY 10/22

Tenure-track or Continuing Full-time Position Pediatric Nursing

Berea College’s Nursing Department, the oldest program west of the Alleghenies, announces a tenure-track or continuing full-time position to begin in August 2023. The successful candidate will have a teaching record in pediatric nursing. A doctorate degree is preferred. A Master of Science in Nursing degree is required. Candidates must also have a current unencumbered Kentucky RN license. Preference will be given to candidates experienced in simulation. Candidates must be committed to excellent undergraduate teaching in a pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing program and have interest in contributing to the College’s general education program when possible.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, all academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to apply. Those who are currently underrepresented in nursing are especially encouraged to apply. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For 2017 the Nursing Department was nationally ranked #5 in the category Top 50 Best Residential BSN Programs by TopRNtoBSN.com. For the past seven consecutive years, 2015 to 2021, the Nursing Department achieved a 100% NCLEX-RN® pass rate. In 2019 Berea College was the number one nursing program in Kentucky https://www.nursingexplorer.com/states/kentucky.

Founded in 1855, Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. Berea has a longstanding commitment to interracial education and is one of the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. With an emphasis on service to Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 43 states and U.S. territories and more than 70 countries. Berea College admits students who are unable to afford tuition and provides all of them a no-tuition promise, valued at more than $178,000. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to attend college. As one of only nine federally recognized Work Colleges, all Berea students are expected to work 10-12 hours weekly in various positions across campus. Berea College was again named one of the nation’s “Best Institutions for Undergraduates to Earn their College Degree” in the 2022 edition of The Princeton Review’s book, The Best 387 Colleges. Berea also appeared on four other lists within the publication: Best Colleges in the Southeast; Best Value Colleges; Best Green Colleges; and Tuition Free Schools. Berea College is ranked #148 by The Princeton Review–the highest-ranked Kentucky college, and the #3 “Best Value College” in the nation. Berea is one of only two private institutions ranked in the Top 10 for Value in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 College Rankings. The Washington Monthly ranks Berea College #13 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges, recognizing Berea for maintaining “consistently high rankings thanks to their economic diversity, relatively strong graduation rates, and commitment to meeting students’ financial need.” U.S. News and World Report Rankings lists Berea as #30 among National Liberal Arts Colleges, including ranking Berea #1 in Service Learning, #2 for Most Innovative Schools, #3 in Co-ops/Internships, #4 in First-year Experiences, and tied for #13 in Best Undergraduate Teaching.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 16,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.