For you, nursing is a calling.

nursing students in simulation labSomething from within drives you to offer compassion and comfort to the ailing, but you’re compelled to go beyond simply treating the sick. You want to teach others how to prevent illnesses and lead healthier lives. A career in nursing is your destination. 

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.

 

Application Process

Students who wish to be considered for admission to the nursing major as a sophomore must apply in writing to the William Preston Turner School of Nursing. New classes are admitted twice each year, once in the fall and once in the spring. Applications for admission to the major are due by April 30 for fall admission and by October 15 for spring admission.

Learn more about the nursing application process here.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT HOURS

Humanities and Fine Arts

6

Behavioral and Social Perspectives

6
CHEM 105 or CHEM 111 4

MATH 211

3
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3

MATH 121MATH 123, or MATH 141

3-4
Approved Foreign Language 3
LINK 101 1
FALS 101 (15 FALS-approved events) 0

CHEM 106 or CHEM 112

4
Approved General Education Electives2

6-7

Total General Education Requirements 42

For approved courses see the General Education section
2 Students are required to take at least one Global Issues and Cultures course prior to graduation

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 202 4
BIOL 203 4
BIOL 204 4
NURS 232 2
NURS 233 3
NURS 235 3
NURS 242 5
NURS 345 5
NURS 346 5
NURS 392 4

NURS 393

4
NURS 408 4
NURS 409 4

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS  CREDIT HOURS
NURS 165 2
NURS 240 3
NURS 303 3
NURS 304 3
NURS 412 4
NURS 417 5
NURS 460 2
NURS 499 2
   
Total Major Program Requirements 75
Additional Electives 3
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120
  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses
  • Clinical Laboratory Credit Ratio: 1 hour credit for 3 hours contact time per week.Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • Registered nurses with an Associate Degree in Nursing from a South Carolina technical college are encouraged to contact the School of Nursing at 864-388-8337 for information on current articulation agreements.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses