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  AU School of Nursing Development “On Schedule”


New faculty, construction, and curriculum development highlight fall news

The Anderson University School of Nursing is on schedule in its development according to its dean, Dr. Pamela Binns-Turner.

Since arriving at AU this past summer, Dr. Binns-Turner has begun the development of the curriculum for the School of Nursing and recently added the school’s first faculty members. Demolition inside the building where the new school will be housed on the Anderson campus has been ongoing since August and site preparation is fully underway with construction soon to follow.

“While not yet having received approval from the South Carolina Board of Nursing, I am delighted with the significant progress made thus far toward the development of the School of Nursing at Anderson University” Binns-Turner said.  “We are carefully following a time line provided by the Board of Nursing to present information and documentation for the required future review to grant approval for our new School of Nursing. Two exceptional faculty have joined us with extensive nursing backgrounds, not only in nursing practice, but education as well. The work has begun and is moving forward on schedule in our new building, which will feature within its 20,000 square feet a state-of-the-art simulation environment, technology savvy classrooms, large student lounge, and a cadaver dissection lab. I couldn’t be more pleased with the overwhelming support of the Upstate community and Anderson University in the development of this School of Nursing.”

Charlotte Stephens, MSN, APRN-BC, joined the faculty this fall as assistant professor. Ms. Stephens has a background in nursing education and has been a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner for 10 years.  She comes to us after having served as a nurse practitioner managing over 1500 clients and families and has been nationally recognized for establishing a successful work place wellness program.

 Anderson University is a selective comprehensive university offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees on campus and online.  Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier of US News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges and is on that publication’s list of the 46 “Up & Coming” universities in America (#1 in The South).  It is also ranked as one of America’s “100 Best College Buys.”

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