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College of Health Professionals

The School of Nursing

Serve Mankind Through the Cross

Anderson’s motto, “Humanitatem per crucem alere,” means “Serve mankind through the cross.” It’s a reference to Christians’ call to serve others on behalf of Christ. What better way to serve than to meet the healthcare needs of others? As a nursing student at Anderson University, you’ll learn how to meet spiritual as well as physical needs. Either way, our professors will both train and inspire you: train you to become a skillful nurse and inspire you to use your skills to serve others in the spirit of Christ. Studying at this Christ-centered university also means that your professors will have a heart for you. They see teaching as a ministry. And when you declare nursing as a major, a faculty advisor will be assigned to you; to guide, support, and encourage you along the way. Expect to thrive as a nursing student at AU with our integration of faith, service, teaching, and our belief that the best nursing professors are working nurses, and our multi-million dollar facility.
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BSN in Nursing - Traditional

Trains students to become nurses who can work in pediatric, surgical, adult, geriatric, and other nursing fields

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ABSN in Nursing - Accelerated

15-month-long program that trains students with 59 hours of previous college credit in fields other than nursing

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RN to BSN in Nursing - FLEX

Gives you, the working nurse, a faster route to professional advancement to get your degree at your own pace

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MSN in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

Be trained in a holistic approach to patient care to meet all your patient’s physical needs (BSN to MSN)

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MSN in Nursing: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

In this MSN program, you will learn a holistic approach to patient care (BSN to MSN)

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DNP in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

You’ll learn how to do everything in your power to properly diagnose illnesses and meet patient needs (BSN to DNP)

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DNP in Nursing: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

You will learn a holistic approach to patient care that recognizes the neurocognitive implications of disease & treatment (BSN to DNP)

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DNP in Nursing: Advanced Practice

This program will teach you to use research to design, test, implement, and assess how we deliver healthcare (MSN to DNP)

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DNP Executive Leadership

This program guides you to the exciting intersection between business and nursing (MSN to DNP)

Accreditation and Approval

Anderson University is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a Level V institution, granting baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at: 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Anderson University.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program, and post graduate APRN certificate program at Anderson University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education at: 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001 or call 202-887-6791.

Full approval is granted by the South Carolina Board of Nursing
PO Box 12367
Columbia, South Carolina 29211-2367
or call

Mission Opportunities

The faculty members with the School of Nursing believe in the importance of fostering servant leadership among our students. Nursing mission opportunities, local and international, provide an opportunity to develop servant leadership. For most nursing students, this leads to a “heart transformation.” A “heart transformation” is that moment when a nursing student has a crystal-clear vision of the calling by God to be a nurse to serve him and others.

Our faculty and students serve in Managua, Nicaragua, annually for a week. The team partners with Dr. Rubin Lopez, functioning as a self-contained healthcare clinic for assessing and triaging, diagnosing, prescribing, and dispensing treatments and medications. In addition, lectures are given to the university’s nursing students in Managua. In the past, healthcare was administered to residents in a nursing home, supplies were delivered to children in an orphanage, and bible stories were shared with the parents in a children’s cancer ward.

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Quick Facts

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Cadaver Lab Only for Nursing Students

Anderson’s School of Nursing has the only cadaver lab in the state that’s designed exclusively for nursing students.

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Be Trained by Working Nurses

You’ll be trained from highly credentialed nursing educators who are currently working nurses.

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Learn Using the Most Advanced Tech

You’ll learn using the most sophisticated and advanced technology available to nursing students.

Student Nursing Association

Anderson University’s Student Nurses Association is a pre-professional organization for students enrolled in AU’s nursing program. Through AU-SNA, members are able to obtain educational opportunities, gain leadership experience, and participate in legislative processes, community service, and career networking.

The AU-SNA is an official constituent of the South Carolina Student Nurses Association and the National Student Nurses’ Association.

The Student Nurses Association is led by a board of nursing students elected by the members of our organization.

For information please contact Shelly Walters at or Heather Caldwell

Undergraduate Nursing Student Handbook