Missions Nursing.

Missions Ministry Major - Nursing Concentration

The Missions Ministry Major-Nursing Concentration provides a major in Missions from Appalachian Bible College and a certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing from New River Community and Technical College. Along with the student's foundational major in Bible/Theology, the Missions-Nursing program is excellent preparation for effective Christian ministry.

Degree & Certificate Earned

  1. Upon graduating from ABC, the student earns a double major with a B.A. degree in Bible/Theology and Missions (2 majors).
  2. Upon completion of the LPN program at New River, the student earns a Certificate in Practical Nursing from New River. Upon earning a Certificate in Practical Nursing the student is eligible to take the NCLEX-PN. This program can serve as a stepping stone for RN programs.

Application & Enrollment

  1. The student must apply and be accepted to ABC and to the New River LPN program.
  2. Both ABC and New River have their own admissions requirements and process.

Academic Schedule

  1. The Freshman and Sophomore years will be spent at ABC taking a variety of Bible/Theology and General Education courses and fulfilling the pre-requisites for the LPN program at New River Community and Technical College (New River). The student spends 3 semesters (Fall, Spring & Summer) of their Junior year attending the LPN program at New River. The student's senior year is back at ABC studying the areas of Bible/Theology and Missions.
  2. The total time extent of these programs is 9 semesters over 4 years: 6 semesters at ABC and 3 at New River.
  3. The average course load per semester at ABC is approximately 19 hours (see downloadable course schedule below).
  4. The average course load per semester at New River is 16 hours (see downloadable course schedule below).
  5. Missions: Nursing Course Schedule.

Room, Board, & Student Life

  1. While attending the LPN program at New River students may stay in the ABC residence halls and eat in the ABC dining hall.
  2. While attending New River students are expected to meet certain responsibilities concerning ABC's campus activities.

Cost

  1. During the six semesters at ABC the student is required to pay normal Tuition, Room & Board.
  2. During the student's semesters enrolled at New River, the student is responsible to the pay Tuition and Fees set by New River and Room and Board costs at ABC.

Financial Aid

  1. Financial Aid is available through both ABC and New River.

Transportation

  1. Students enrolled in the LPN at New River are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the New River campus (15 minutes from ABC).
  2. Students completing their clinicals are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from their assignment (distances vary by hospital).

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