About the Program

Baccalaureate preparation in nursing is the basic educational level for entry into the professional nursing practice. This foundational education includes both academic and professional nursing courses that support the provision of patient-centered, safe, quality care in a variety of settings. Cornerstones of this program include patientcentered care, interdisciplinary collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, informatics, patient education, professionalism, leadership, and systems-based practice.

Baccalaureate nursing education builds upon knowledge acquired from the humanities and biological, physical, social and behavioral sciences. By engaging in state-of-theart technologies, high-fidelity simulation, and other advanced teaching strategies, the graduate is prepared to care for individuals, communities, and populations of all ages. The integration of principles of nursing research, leadership and management also assist the graduate to function as an informed member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse (RN).

This program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Program News

May School of Nursing and Health Sciences ranked as #2 up and coming nursing school in the south

Best Master of Science in Nursing has ranked the May School of Nursing and Health Sciences as one of the top up and coming nursing schools in the south. The schools were ranked based on innovative teaching methods, cutting-edge technological resources, facilities and student organizations.

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Dr. Laura Fero elected to Board of Directors for the North Carolina League of Nursing

Dr. Laura Fero, dean of nursing and health sciences at Lees-McRae College, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the North Carolina League of Nursing, the constituent league for the National League of Nursing. This national body promotes excellence in nursing education to advance the health of the nation and global communities through advocacy and public policy. Dr. Fero’s term will begin in the fall of 2015 and run for two years.

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Lees-McRae attends HOSA conference, announces scholarship

Lees-McRae College representatives attended the North Carolina Health Occupations Students of America (NCHOSA) conference to interact with more than 2,400 prospective students and educators by raising awareness about nursing and health science opportunities at Lees-McRae College. In addition to recruiting, Lees-McRae attended as a diamond sponsor, the only institution of higher education to make such a presence at the conference. The conference was held in Greensboro, N.C. in late March.

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May School of Nursing and Health Sciences featured on UNC-TV

UNC-TV recently featured the May School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Lees-McRae College in a special episode of the North Carolina Now program which provided a behind the scenes look at the new facility and Hart Simulation Center.

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Contact Us

Laura Fero, PhD, RN
Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences
Director of Nursing