- Lander’s William Preston Turner College of Nursing is devoted to preparing persons to provide holistic nursing care in various settings to different clients across the lifespan. The objective of the baccalaureate training program is to prepare graduates in professional nursing roles of care provider, an applicant for advanced study, leader, consumer of research, and also contributing associate of the nursing profession.
- At Lander University, you can complement your nursing courses with one of over 30 areas of minor study, which include several that might pique your passions as a nurse, such as sociology, health care management, child and family studies and also Spanish.
- Lander’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing training program is endorsed by the State Board of Nursing for South Carolina and is certified by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
About the school
- Lander University is a public institution situated in Greenwood, South Carolina, United States. It is the state’s second-smallest publicly funded baccalaureate school.
- Lander University was established by Methodist clergyman Samuel Lander in 1872 as Williamston Female College in Williamston, South It remained a non-public institution for 26 years. In the year 1898, the Institution gained the support of the South Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
- The college relocated to Greenwood in 1904 and also was renamed Lander College in honor of its founder who passed away in the same year. It remained a women’s school until the year 1943 when men were first accepted.
Total estimated cost of attendance is approximate $23,550
Following are the minimum requirements for BSN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Applicants must meet all 5 of these requirements to be considered for admission to the nursing major as a sophomore. A student applying for admissions to the nursing major must meet the requirements under the catalog current at the time of application to the major.
- “C” or higher in seven required courses – ENGL 101-102, MATH 121/123/141, CHEM 105/111, CHEM 106/112, BIOL 202 (Human Anatomy) and BIOL 203 (Human Physiology). ***Please note that effective Fall 2016, students must have completed their required science and math courses (MATH 121/123/141/211, CHEM 105/111, CHEM 106/112, BIOL 202, 203, and 204) within 7 years of the date of admission***
A grade of “C” or above is required in mathematics, writing, chemistry, and biology and required nursing courses. Nursing education is a cumulative process, in which the prerequisite course sequence establishes a foundation for subsequent content mastery in nursing courses and successful entry into practice.
- GPA requirement:
- If a current Lander student (prenursing or other majors):
Must have taken at least 30 semester hours of college-level coursework earning a Lander Institutional GPA of at least 2.6 and a GPA of at least a 2.6 on REQUIRED PREREQUISITE COURSES as listed above in #1 INCLUDING THOSE TAKEN AT ANY INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
- If a transfer student:
At least 30 semester hours of college-level coursework including 12 semester hours at Lander with a cumulative Lander Institutional GPA of at least 2.6 and a GPA of at least a 2.6 on REQUIRED PREREQUISITE COURSES as listed above in #1 INCLUDING THOSE TAKEN AT ANY INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
- If already possess a baccalaureate degree (must first be admitted to Lander University):
At least cumulative GPA of 2.6 (not rounded) on previous baccalaureate degree college work AND a GPA of at least 2.6 on REQUIRED PREREQUISITE COURSES as listed above in #1 INCLUDING THOSE TAKEN AT ANY INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION; otherwise, must meet transfer student GPA requirements (listed in b. above).
- Earned Grade requirement
- must not earn a grade of less than “C” in any one required course, more than once each, at any institution of higher education; and
- must not earn a grade below “C” in more than two (2) required courses taken at any institution of higher education. The following courses are considered required courses: English 101, English 102, Math 121, Math123, Math 141, Math 211, Biology 202, Biology 203, Biology 204, Chemistry 105, Chemistry 106, Chemistry 111, Chemistry 112, Anatomy and Physiology I and II if taken at a technical or community college and any required nursing course. A grade of less than C in any of these courses will be counted when applying the earned grade policy.
Note: Students wishing to pursue a nursing degree from Lander with any failures of nursing courses from other nursing programs will be considered on a case by case basis with the following considerations:
- students with any failure of a nursing course from another institution will be required to complete ALL of the nursing curriculum at Lander. Failures of required nursing courses, regardless of institution, will count in the Earned Grade Policy.
- students may be asked to furnish a letter from the previous nursing school’s dean or chair speaking to their eligibility for readmission or progression in their program.
- students may be asked to participate in an interview with Lander nursing faculty.
Providing requested documents or participating in an interview does not guarantee admission into Lander University William Preston Turner School of Nursing.
- Application to Nursing Major submitted by the respective deadline (April 30 or October 15)
- Deadline for completed application is April 30 or October 15, respectively.
- Admission decisions made by May 31 or November 1, respectively. Admission decision letters of notification will follow after these dates.
- Completion of Clinical Agency Health Screening Requirements are due to the vendor assigned by the William Preston turner School of Nursing by July 17 or December 1, respectively; any student not meeting this deadline will forfeit his/her seat in the class.
- ATI Testing REQUIRED Applicants applying for nursing must include a score from the ATI Test with the applications. Applicants meeting all admission criteria, including a score of “Proficient” or above on the ATI Test, are considered first in the admission screening process. If all other admission criteria are met, applicants scoring below “Proficient” are considered for admission on a space available basis. Applicants are allowed multiple attempts on the ATI Test. Applicants who fail to include a score from the ATI Test with the nursing application are not considered for admission.
Address: 320 Stanley Ave, Greenwood, SC 29649, USA
Phone: (864) 388-8000
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