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.
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)
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.
I have definitely enjoyed my time at Lander. I plan on getting a master’s in nursing with the goal of teaching eventually, as my tutoring and my professors both instilled a love of teaching in me.
I was drawn in by how close-knit the campus community was, both in and out of the classroom. I get the feeling that the faculty and staff here not only want me to succeed, but also genuinely care about my well-being.
Lander University’s School of Nursing is the only BSN program in South Carolina to have 100 percent of its graduates to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in the first and second quarters of 2023.
At Lander, we know that leadership begins with scholarship. The impact that Lander University graduates have on their workplace, and the world, would not be possible without the generosity of those who provide scholarship opportunities for our students.
Now, students who have earned their associate’s degree in nursing at any one of South Carolina’s technical colleges have a seamless pathway to their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Lander University.