Student Opportunities

Patient Simulation

Beyond the classroom

Nursing is much more than a science to be studied – it’s also an art that must be practiced. We make sure our students receive many opportunities to use their nursing knowledge and skills outside the academic confines of classrooms and laboratories.

You might:

  • Participate in clinical learning experiences in local hospitals, health departments, retirement communities, nursing homes, and other health related businesses and agencies.
  • Participate in service learning projects with the staff from a variety of community agencies interested in improving the health of the community.
  • Share experiences with other nursing students through the Lander Student Nurses Association.
  • Be invited to join the Mu Zeta chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Your nursing studies might also open doors to international adventure. Lander students can take nursing elective courses outside the United States. Some have gained a world view of health-related issues by volunteering on medical mission teams in other countries.

Get Involved

LUSNA is a branch of The Student Nurses' Association of South Carolina (SNA-SC). SNA-SC is a pre-professional organization for pre-nursing and nursing students enrolled in South Carolina accredited associate and baccalaureate degree nursing programs. SNA-SC is a constituent member of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA).

Lander Student Nurses’ Association (LUSNA)
The Lander Student Nurses’ Association is a pre-professional organization that helps student nurses form leadership and professional skills. LUSNA members have the opportunity for leadership experience, educational and service opportunities, career networking, and information about the ever changing profession of nursing. Joining LUSNA is easy! You can just come to one of our monthly meetings (see our Facebook page or contact the faculty advisors Dr. Rebecca Cox-Davenport or Professor Ashley Lee).

Department Awards

  • Prelicensure Nursing Discipline Award
    Given annually by the nursing faculty to the graduating senior majoring in nursing with the highest cumulative grade point average. The recipient must not have repeated any Lander University nursing major program requirement course for a higher grade, must be currently enrolled in senior nursing courses, and must be expected to graduate within one calendar year of the award ceremony.
  • RN-BSN Discipline Award
    Given annually by the nursing faculty to the registered nurse with the highest cumulative grade point average on course work completed at Lander University. The recipient must have earned credit for at least four Lander BSN completion courses after admission to the RN-BSN completion option and must not have repeated any RN-BSN completion courses or BIOL 304 for a higher grade.
  • Barbara T. Freese Scholarly Development Award (nursing)
    Established by nursing professor emeritus Dr. Barbara Freese in memory of her parents, this award is given annually by the nursing faculty to a senior majoring in nursing with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.3 who has not repeated any Lander University nursing major program requirement course for a higher grade and who is currently enrolled in honors study in either the Lander University Honors Program or the Department of Nursing Honors Program.

Life after Lander

Nursing StudentsOur graduates are successful in obtaining entry-level positions in all kinds of nursing settings: county and regional hospitals, private and public clinics, and long-term care facilities, just to name a few. A bachelor’s degree in nursing is also a great springboard into graduate school.

Nursing administrators consider a bachelor’s degree to be an entry-level requirement for professional nurses, so our graduates often find themselves in the enviable position of being hired – and promoted – very quickly.

More information on career opportunities.

Study Abroad Opportunities:

For detailed information on Lander's study abroad opportunities visit the following pages: