In February 2012, Berry College announced plans to offer the BSN degree. The Berry College nursing program will be leadership and future oriented, placing special emphasis on preparing nurses in the area of health care informatics, gerontology, cancer care, cultural diversity, and community health promotion. In addition, the program will include a cross-cultural immersion experience that will have Berry College students serving diverse populations either domestically or abroad.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program was granted initial approval by the Georgia Board of Nursing (GBON) in November 2012. The college’s new program will apply for provisional membership in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) as a developing program pursuing accreditation from the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) at the earliest possible date. The first nursing classes will be offered in January 2014.
Anticipated Start Date – Monday, August 19, 2013. Teaching responsibilities for the initial year will include teaching full time in the spring and summer 2014 terms. The 2014-2015 academic contract will be for a fall/spring term teaching schedulePosition Summary: Faculty will participate in classroom and clinical instruction, student recruitment, academic advising, retaining and mentoring highly qualified students. The ability to think creatively, a willingness to commit to flexible integrated teaching assignments and work schedules, and the desire to be involved in a caring, learner-centered teaching environment are needed. Candidates must document the use of creative teaching strategies, experience in a simulation-learning environment, evidence of scholarly activity, and they should be knowledgeable of and able to apply QSEN and AACN standards of practice. An interest in health informatics, gerontology, cancer care, community service, global cross-cultural experiences, creative curriculum design, and program development is highly desirable. Required Qualifications for Tenure-Track Appointments: Doctoral degree in nursing or a closely related field and licensure as a registered nursing in Georgia. Specialty areas may include adult health, maternal/child health, or community health nursing. Previous baccalaureate teaching experience preferred.Required Qualifications for Clinical Practice (Non-Tenure Track) Appointments: Master’s degree in nursing and licensure as a registered nursing in Georgia. Specialty areas may include adult health, maternal/child health, or community health nursing. Previous baccalaureate teaching experience preferred. Doctorate in nursing or a closely related field is preferred.
Instructions to Applicants - Applicants should provide a letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the position, a curriculum vita, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: Nursing Faculty Search Committee, Berry College, P. O. Box 495038 Mount Berry, GA 30149. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
Berry College, located on 27,000 beautiful acres near Rome, Georgia, is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with approximately 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students. The college's mission stresses academic excellence, practical work experience, and an interdenominational religion-in-life program. For more information about the Berry College, please visit the Berry Web site: www.berry.edu.
It is the ongoing policy of Berry College to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental handicap, veteran status, and/or whether or not they are disabled veterans; and to conform to applicable laws and regulations. Persons filling out an application for employment with Berry College may be required to submit to a full national background check
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