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School of Nursing

If a career in nursing is your destination, begin your journey at Lander, a trusted leader in nursing education for more than 50 years.
Holisa Wharton

Welcome
from the Dean


Greetings and welcome to the William Preston Turner School of Nursing. As your dean I am thrilled that you have selected Lander University to pursue your dream of becoming a nurse or preparing for a career in health and wellness promotion.  We don’t take your faith in our program lightly. We are here to serve you, to serve Lander University, and the surrounding communities. Join us in making a difference as we advance health care through innovative nursing and health promotion education.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Dr. Holisa Wharton, Dean
864-388-8213  |  hwharton@lander.edu  |  Barratt Hall BH124A

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CCNE

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master’s degree program in nursing at Lander University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. (https://www.ccneaccreditation.org

 

Honors Programming

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.

 

Mission and Vision

Lander University’s William Preston Turner School of Nursing will be known globally for educating well-rounded, professional nurses who provide holistic care and are committed to life-long learning.

Lander University’s William Preston Turner School of Nursing mission is to prepare 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 within a liberal arts environment for the professional nursing roles of care provider, leader, consumer of research, candidate for advanced studies, 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.

 

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.

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