The Pre-licensure Nursing Program is for students who desire a four-year degree toward obtaining their nursing license. The students are considered nursing candidates in year one and two of their study, making full application to the nursing program during their second year at Lees-McRae College.
The RN to BSN program is a two-year degree completion program for students who already hold an RN license (Registered Nurse) and desire to obtain a four-year degree, leading to the BSN. This program is delivered through extended campus.
Based on student interest, marketplace demand and the generous donation from Daniel and Dianne May, Lees-McRae College is pleased to announce brand new undergraduate degree programs in Nursing and Allied Health
(Pending CCNE and SACS-COC accreditation and NCBON approval).
According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), employment for RNs who hold a BSN degree is expected to grow by 22% by 2018. In addition, the AACN reports that many healthcare institutions are now requiring RNs to hold a B.S.N. degree in nursing in order to be hired, sustain employment, and/or to qualify for promotion. This data and the College’s commitment to providing professional studies based learning warrants offering a pre-licensure undergraduate nursing program.
Groundbreaking construction for the May School of Nursing and Allied Health will begin as early as Spring 2013 on the campus of Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC. Until the building is complete, pre-requisite courses will be delivered in an alternative academic facility.
The May School of Nursing and Allied Health will be located directly across from the main entrance to campus and the Chaffee Administration building on Highway 194. Classes may also be taught in the Bowman Science building.
A new 18,000 sq. ft. facility will be constructed on campus. This state-of-the-art facility will ensure adequate lab space, technology and curriculum specific to successfully administer the nursing program. The facility plan includes two classrooms, a technology lab, two labs for nursing and allied health and six faculty offices.
Allied health professions are developing at a rapid rate as the demands of the healthcare industry become more diverse. Students who major in an allied health field are prepared to work on health care teams as clinicians, technicians, direct health care providers, therapists and so forth.
Lees-McRae College currently offers Health Science programs as well as Athletic Training which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Possible offerings within the allied health field include Healthcare Administration and Emergency Care Management.
Lees-McRae College currently offers a degree in Biology with concentrations in Nutrition and Health Sciences. The Health Science curriculum prepares students for graduate schools in the areas of Dentistry, Medical, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant and Veterinarian studies.
Students may enroll beginning Fall 2013. All Nursing and Allied Health students must complete most of their general education requirements and prerequisite courses during their first two- four semesters of study before fully applying and enrolling in the program.
Transfer students that have already completed general education requirements, pre-requisites for the nursing program and have met the criteria for admission into the nursing program may wish to enroll beginning Summer 2014 to complete the pre-licensure nursing degree program. For questions about transfer enrollment or to have your transcripts reviewed, please contact Candace Silver at email@example.com or 828-898-2417.
No. Students are first admitted to the college. Additional requirements must be met during the sophomore year for entry into the nursing program. Your academic advisor and program coordinator will work closely with you to guide you through this process. Requirements for entering the nursing program will most likely include:
Current students interested in Nursing or Allied Health programs should contact their academic advisor for more information.
Rita Smith MA, LAT, ATC
Chair, Division of Nursing and Allied Health
Director of Athletic Training Education
Senior Woman Administrator for Athletics