Here at Anderson University, the students of the School of Nursing engage in a wide range of activities. From school sponsored organizations, to simply serving in the community at a local nursing home, the students of the School of Nursing serve the motto of the university, as well as the school's motto of imago dei, "the image of God." See below for what our students have been up to:
First Class Orientation
In August 2012, the first nursing class orientation took place with students from the ABSN track. On this day, students, faculty, and staff alike became acquainted with one another, telling stories of how they arrived at the brand new nursing school, preparing for classes the next day, and even got a treat as iStan, one of the full-body simulators, made a special visit to talk with the students in Anderson University attire.
Blessing of the Hands
In a ceremony sponsored by the Baptist Nursing Fellowship, "Blessing of the Hands" dedicated the next 15 months of the Anderson University nursing students' successful educational journey for God's purpose and glory.
In October 2012, Anderson University held a ceremony at the School of Nursing honoring the "silent teachers" in the Human Dissection Laboratory. This event was presided over by President Whitaker, along with other members of the executive team, with all faculty, staff, and students in both the ABSN and TBSN tracks of the School of Nursing. Each silent teacher was recognized during the ceremony, and a tree was planted in honor of their sacrifice outside the School of Nursing. It was a heartwarming event allowing each student the opportunity to see the silent teachers and become familiar with the laboratory.
School of Nursing Dedication
During Homecoming Weekend the School of Nursing was officially dedicated with students from the ABSN and TBSN tracks, nursing faculty and staff, university officials, friends, family, and the final graduating class of the original School of Nursing from 1961 all in attendance. It was a memorable day as the ribbons to the entrance were cut allowing for an open house of the entire school.
On October 31st, the ABSN and TBSN students were all invited to the first ever "Halls of Horrors" where everyone was encouraged to dress up in costume, play games, and brave the haunted halls of the School of Nursing.
Students accompanied faculty to Clean Start during Thanksgiving break. This program allows for homeless citizens to have a place to acquire new clothing, a warm place to sleep, clean up, and have a deliciously, hot meal. Several faculty and students from the ABSN track attended this function.
This past academic year ABSN student Janine Davis was a scholarship recipient for the South Carolina Nurses Foundation award, The Palmetto Gold. This award recognizes nurses and students annually. The faculty of the School of Nursing nominated her, and she was selected by nursing faculty and deans from across the state.
In April 2013 ABSN and TBSN students were invited to a cookout sponsored by the Anderson University Student Nurses Association. This cookout was to honor the completion of the school's first year of service to both the university and community at large, and acted as a sendoff for the TBSN students during the summer. Good eats were a treat for students, faculty, staff, friends, and family alike.