Programs of Study
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Pre-Licensure Option
- BSN Completion for Registered Nurses Option (Online)
For full degree requirements, program goals and more, visit the department's section of the university catalog.
Why study nursing at Lander?
Lander’s William Preston Turner Department of Nursing is committed to preparing graduates for professional nursing roles of caregiver, leader and consumer of research through didactic and clinical learning experiences. Our graduates have the foundation to enter a variety of medical settings upon graduation, and they can continue on in advanced studies in nursing.
At Lander, you can complement your nursing courses with one of more than 30 areas of minor study, including several that might pique your interests as a nurse, such as health care management, sociology, child and family studies and Spanish.
Lander’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is approved by the State Board of Nursing for South Carolina and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
Did you know…
- Lander was one of the first institutions in the state to offer an online R.N. to B.S.N. option in nursing.
- Over the last five years, Lander nursing graduates have averaged a 93 percent passing rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
The nursing curriculum
At Lander, you’ll find an up-to-date curriculum that builds on a strong liberal arts foundation. You’ll focus on the scientific and theoretical bases of nursing, incorporating the technology required for practice in the 21st century.
Your education will go beyond learning how to care for sick clients – the focus of our program is on health and teaching you to teach others how to prevent health problems. Our curriculum is based on the Neuman Systems Model, an innovative, holistic approach to health care.
Your freshman year, you’ll concentrate on mathematics, anatomy, chemistry and general education. Upon admission to the nursing major in your sophomore year, you’ll begin focusing on nursing courses, working with clients and putting your skills in action in settings like day care centers, schools and senior centers.
During your junior year, you’ll start gaining hospital and community experiences in medical, surgical, maternal-child and mental health settings. Your senior year is a synthesis of experiences in managing clients with more complex health problems, caring for clients in the community, and refining leadership and management skills.
A nursing honors synthesis is also available, promoting the development of the graduate nurse as scholar, leader and world citizen from a global awareness perspective. This course culminates with a project which requires either a presentation at a professional meeting or the submission of an article for publication in a professional journal.
R.N. to B.S.N. completion program
If you are already a registered nurse who graduated from a diploma or associate degree program and you would like to earn a bachelor’s degree, we have an online R.N. to B.S.N. option.
Through Web-based delivery, you can access class at any time of day and participate in clinical experiences close-to-home – all while acquiring professional-level knowledge and skills to practice nursing in traditional and diverse settings or enter graduate study in nursing and related fields. Click here for more information.
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