Ferrum College Nursing

Find Your Way at Ferrum College

Ferrum College Nursing, Find your way at Ferrum College

About the Program

The Division of Nursing at Ferrum College utilizes experiential and innovative teaching practices in a caring, personalized, and “high-touch” atmosphere that prepares graduates to provide nursing care through the application of knowledge, theory, evidence, and clinical reasoning. Ferrum College’s liberal arts foundation enriches the professional curriculum such that graduates are thoughtful and perceptive, able to think critically, and are effective in their service to mankind, interprofessional teams, and leadership roles. Ferrum College graduates appreciate diversity, and extend care and concern for those in their community, nation, and world.

The mission for the Division of Nursing is to prepare principled, professional, and scientifically grounded nurses who embrace discovery, value the richness of diversity, and exemplify caring and compassion as they serve within their communities, both global and domestic.

Kimberly Brown
Kimberly Brown
Chair of the Division of Nursing
Associate Professor
Garber 133
DNP, Case Western Reserve University
MSN, Jefferson College of Health Sciences
BSN, Jefferson College of Health Sciences
ADN, Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Elaine Critticos
Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
MSN,Walden University
BSN,Radford University
Lisa Pendleton
Assistant Professor of Nursing
M.S., Lynchburg College
B.S., Bluefield College
Kris Peters
Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
MSN, Jefferson College of Health Sciences
BSN, Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Diploma in Nursing, Roanoke Memorial Hospital School of Professional Nursing
Ava Porter
Adjunct Instructor of Nursing
DNP, Case Western Reserve University
MSN, Radford University
BSN, West Va. University
Betsy Smith
Nursing Program Specialist
Adjunct Instructor of Business

Find Out More

Contact the Program Coordinator of Nursing:

Criminal Justice curriculum may include:

  • Fundamentals of Corrections
  • Victimology
  • Restorative Justice
  • Introduction to  Forensic Science
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Police Operations

For full listing of current classes, view the college catalog for Criminology Emphasis, B.A./B.S. or Forensic Investigation Emphasis, B.A./B.S.

  • Internships: Students are strongly urged to explore career opportunities and to establish mentors through an internship.
  • Forensic Crime Scene House: The mock crime scene house is available for use by the criminal justice students. The house consist of three (3) staged crime scene rooms  that students in designated classes have the opportunity to practice hands-on crime scene investigations, evidence collection & processing, photography, and sketches. The house is equipped with a computer lab and forensics lab.
  • Regional and National Student Competitions: Students will travel to regional  and national criminal justice conferences to participate in knowledge and skills competitions against other college and university students.
  • Criminal Justice Club
  • American Criminal Justice Association – Lambda Alpha Epsilon
  • National Criminal Justice Honor Society – Alpha Phi Sigma
  • American Society of Criminologist

What Can I be with a Major in Criminal Justice?

• Probation Officer
• Parole Officer
• Homicide Detective
• Crime Scene Investigator
• Game and Inland Fisheries Officer
• Local, State or Federal Law Enforcement Officer

  • CCNE – New Applicant Status has been applied for.
  • SACSCOC Approval issued February 2020.

Code of Ethics for Nurses

  1. The nurse practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and unique attributes of every person.
  2. The nurse’s primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, community, or population.
  3. The nurse promotes, advocates for, and protects the rights, health, and safety of the patient.
  4. The nurse has authority accountability, and responsibility for nursing practice; makes decisions: and takes action consistent with the obligation to promote health and to provide optimal care.
  5. The nurse owes the same duties to self as to others, including the responsibility to promote health and safety, preserve wholeness of character and integrity, maintain competence, and continue personal and professional growth.
  6. The nurse, through individual and collective effort, establishes, maintains, and improves the ethical environment of the work setting and conditions of employment that are conducive to safe, quality health care.
  7. The nurse, in all roles and settings, advances the profession through research and scholarly inquiry, professional standards development, and the generation of both nursing and health policy.
  8. The nurse collaborates with other health professionals and the public to protect human rights, promote health diplomacy, and reduce health disparities.
  9. The profession of nursing, collectively through its professional organizations, must articulate nursing values, maintain the integrity of the profession, and integrate principles of social justice into nursing and health policy.

 American Nurses Association (2015) Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements