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.

 

Nursing Program Admission Process

Students interested in pursuing the nursing major are automatically admitted to the program upon admission to the University. However, to enroll in Upper Level nursing courses, students must meet specific prerequisite requirements.

Learn more about the prerequisite requirements 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
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
  MATH 121

Mathematics for Business, Life Science, and the Social Sciences
OR MATH 123 Calculus and its Applications
OR MATH 141 Single Variable Calculus I

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)
6
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning  
  MATH 211 Statistical Methods I 3
  CHEM 105 Essentials of Inorganic, Organic, and Biochemistry
OR CHEM 111 General Chemistry
4
E. Founding Documents of the United States  
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement  
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

For approved courses see the General Education section

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
BIOL 202 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 203 Human Physiology 4
BIOL 204 Microbiology 4
NURS 232 Pharmacology Basics 2
NURS 233 Pharmacology 3
NURS 235 Lifespan Wellness Nursing 3
NURS 242 Strategies and Techniques for Nursing Care 5
NURS 345 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 5
NURS 346 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 5
NURS 392 Childbearing Family and Women’s Health 4

NURS 393

Mental Health Nursing 4
NURS 408 Critical Care Nursing 4
NURS 409 Pediatric Nursing 4

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS  CREDIT
HOURS
NURS 165 History and Trends in Nursing 2
NURS 240 Physical Assessment 3
NURS 303 Nursing Research 3
NURS 304 Pathophysiologic Bases of Nursing Practice 3
NURS 412 Nursing Leadership and Management 4
NURS 417 Community Nursing 5
NURS 460 Clinical Problem Solving 2
NURS 499 Professional Development in Nursing 2

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ELECTIVES CREDIT
HOURS
CHEM 106 Essentials or Inorganic, Organic, and Biochemistry
OR CHEM 112 General Chemistry
4
     
Total Major Program Requirements 79
Additional Electives 6
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