Anderson poised to start nursing school in the fall

May 20, 2012 by  

This week, Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina was given approval by the South Carolina Board of Nursing to open a School of Nursing this fall. The University is no doubt using brochure and flyer printing which describes its programs and courses so as to attract students to the new School.

The University had completed a feasibility study in May 2011 to offer a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, which was approved at that time by the Board of Nursing. The University also hired Pamela Binns-Turner as the Dean of the School, whose primary responsibility has been to head up the program.

According to officials at the University, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accrediting body, needs to approve the School before students can be admitted to the program. Barry Ray, a spokesperson from Anderson University, has said that the School has been receiving applications from interested students and is making provisional decisions on those who will be accepted into the program. Once regional accreditation has taken place, these procedures will be used. Ray added that the construction of a classroom and laboratory facility is almost complete and the entire faculty has been hired.

An accelerated two-year program and a traditional four-year program will be offered by the School. According to Rebecca Eidsen, a spokesperson from Tri-County Technical College, the new program at Anderson will not interfere with other nursing programs offered in the area. Discussions are underway between Tri-County and Anderson so that students who receive their Associate degree from Tri-County can then transfer to Anderson in order to receive their Bachelor’s degree.