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 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. (

Why study nursing at Lander?

At Lander, you will find an up-to-date curriculum that builds on a strong liberal arts foundation. You will focus on the scientific and theoretical bases of nursing, incorporating the technology required for practice in the 21st century.

In your freshman and sophomore years, you will concentrate on mathematics, biology, chemistry, General Education, and introductory nursing courses.  Once you complete your prerequisite requirements, you will begin upper level nursing courses in your junior year.   The Upper Level nursing courses in your junior year are focused on obtaining foundational nursing knowledge and skills as well as clinical experiences in medical, surgical, and mental health settings.  Your senior year is a synthesis of experiences in specialty areas of nursing, managing clients with complex health problems, caring for clients in the community, refining leadership and management skills, and preparation for the nurse licensure exam (NCLEX).


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.


R.N. to B.S.N. Completion

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, Lander offers 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. 


Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader

Today’s healthcare environment is in need of strong leadership from various healthcare disciplines. As America’s population ages, the nation is facing a significant shortage of professional nurses with the diverse skills and experience essential to address the growing needs of the 21st century.

Lander’s online Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader program equips nurse generalists to meet this critical need. Clinical nurse leaders are expert clinicians prepared to lead and manage health care outcomes for client groups within the care environment by using evidence-based knowledge to design, implement and evaluate care.


Learn More

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