Programs of Study

Why study nursing at Lander?

Lander’s William Preston Turner School of Nursing is committed to preparing individuals to provide holistic nursing care in a variety of settings to diverse clients across the lifespan. The purpose of the baccalaureate program is to prepare graduates in professional nursing roles of care provider, leader, consumer of research, applicant for advanced study, and contributing member of the nursing profession. The purpose of the graduate program is to prepare clinical nurse leaders to address the healthcare needs of the 21st century by implementing outcome-based practice through management of care systems, quality improvement strategies,  utilization of technology, and advanced clinical reasoning.

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 and Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader programs are 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 95 percent passing rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Nursing ClassThe 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.

Learn More

For more information, check out the University Catalog, or follow one of the links below:


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Options Offered:

For full degree requirements, program goals and more, visit the department's section of the university catalog.