Chair's Message

Is Nursing Your Calling?

Do you have a desire to care for others or feel that you have a calling to nursing? Nursing is a profession founded on the values of caring, compassion and service to others. Lander's nursing program began more than 55 years ago with the first Associate Degree Nursing program in South Carolina. In the 1980s, the department transitioned to a Baccalaureate Nursing program and has plans for a Master's program in the future. Lander's BSN program is unique by providing students three full years of nursing education in both the classroom and clinical practice settings. The program provides two options in nursing education, the prelicensure option for students desiring to become a nurse and the RN-BSN online option for Registered Nurses with Associate Degrees who return to school to complete the requirements for the BSN. Lander's nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and takes pride in the NCLEX pass rates of its graduates.

Lander Nursing's mission statement is: Lander University Department of Nursing is a baccalaureate nursing program which prepares men and women who demonstrate evidence of potential academic success to provide excellent holistic nursing care in a variety of settings to diverse clients across the lifespan. The purpose of the program of nursing is to prepare graduates for entry level professional nursing roles of care provider, leader, consumer of research, applicant for advanced study, and contributing member of the nursing profession.

The members of the faculty in the School of Nursing have a variety of specialties, certifications, and clinical experiences which enhance the education of students in both the classroom and clinical settings. The nursing faculty includes individuals with certifications in family nurse practitioner, adult nurse practitioner, psychiatric/mental health clinical specialist, community/public health clinical specialist, diabetic education, medical/surgical nursing and advanced preparation in genetics.

Students enjoy the feeling of "family" in the School of Nursing, the small class sizes, faculty advisors and instructors who genuinely care about their success, and clinical experiences in simulation laboratories and in a variety of practice settings in the greater Greenwood area.

As you navigate our website, I hope you will find information that is helpful. If learning the art and science of nursing is what you desire, consider our program at Lander!

Respectfully,

Robbie M South Robbie M. South (Director)
Associate Professor of Nursing, Director of School of Nursing

Office: BH 124A
Phone: (864) 388-8334
Email: rsouth@lander.edu