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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Health Professions


Dr. Donald Peace
Dean, College of Health Professions & Chair, School of Allied Health
dpeace@andersonuniversity.edu or (864)231-5513

Katherine Davenport
Administrative Assistant
kdavenport@andersonuniversity.edu or (864)328-1460

Center for Medical Simulations

Dr. Chris Hopkins, Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Anatomy Lab
Edith Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Simulations Coordinator
Kelli Hembree, Coordinator, Center for Medical Simulations
Jean Foltz, Technician, Center for Medical Simulations

College of Health Professions Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Health Professions is to educate highly skilled professionals to advance, preserve and improve the health and quality of life of individuals and the community through our service to God, mankind and scholarship to our profession.

School of Allied Health


Dr. Don Peace, Program Chair
Eleisha Garland, Competency Based Education Coordinator

Human Services Department

The Bachelor of Human Services program is designed to provide courses in theory and application associated with human/social services. The degree prepares students to enter a career field related to a variety of service delivery agencies and helping professions. Graduates may work in a variety of positions related to the social assistance and health care industries, frequently in positions related to child welfare, substance abuse, adult services, and elderly services.  In addition, the degree program provides excellent preparation for pursuing a graduate degree in several disciplines. The curriculum has two options. One is a degree completion options for those with an Associate’s Degree or higher and is available online.  The other option is for those without an Associate’s Degree.  All classes are offered online.



    School of Human Performance


    Department of Kinesiology

    Dr. Vanessa Rettinger, Program Chair, Associate Professor of Kinesiology
    Dr. Rodney M. Rutland, Director, Human Performance Lab & Associate Professor of Kinesiology
    Dr. Jennifer Bossi, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
    Ms. Rebecca A. Buck, Lecturer in Kinesiology

    School of Human Performance Mission Statement

    The mission of the Anderson University Human Performance Department is to offer students the opportunity to successfully prepare for a career in either the health and fitness profession or graduate studies.  A secondary purpose of the program is to convey to all students the importance of lifetime wellness.

    The School of Human Performance has the unique ability to prepare students for a variety of careers, while also being very focused in delivery and course options. We have our general Kinesiology degree which can open the doors to many careers, but we also have specific concentrations for students who know specifically what their future goals entail. Our three concentrations are Athletic Training, Exercise Specialist, and Pre-Physical Therapy.



      School of Nursing


      Dr. Carol Kellim, Dean, School of Nursing

      Dr. Charlotte Stephens, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Graduate Chair
      Dr. Beth Schultz, Associate Professor of Nursing, Undergraduate Chair
      Dr. Casey Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Nursing
      Karen Hardin, Assistant Professor of Nursing
      Angie King, Assistant Professor of Nursing
      Andrea Raines, Assistant Professor of Nursing
      Kimberly Speer, Assistant Professor of Nursing
      Dr. Elizabeth Snyder, Assistant Professor of Nursing
      Cynthia Cross, Assistant Professor of Nursing
      Angelina Moon, Assistant Professor of Nursing
      Deanna Hiott, Assistant Professor of Nursing
      Krystal Beeks, Assistant Professor of Nursing
      Sanquinette Brownlee, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
      Dr. Catherine Wilson, Assistant Professor of Nursing
      Crystal Hooper, Instructor of Nursing
      Susan Allen, Instructor of Nursing
      Whitney Williams, Instructor of Nursing
      Stephanie Brock, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
      Marilyn Kretzmer, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
      Donna McIntire, Clinical Instructor of Nursing

      School of Nursing Mission Statement

      The mission of the School of Nursing is to be Christ-centered, people-focused, student-oriented, quality-driven, and future-directed in preparing qualified persons to provide holistic therapeutic interventions with care, competence, and safety for a culturally diverse population.

      Vision Statement

      The vision of the School of Nursing is to be a leading university where learners combine the foundational knowledge of science and the historical art of nursing, while examining and synthesizing current evidence shaping professional practice in a distinctively Christian community dedicated to Christ’s call to service.

      Program Objectives

      1. Provide baccalaureate nursing education within a liberal arts framework which is excellence-driven and which provides opportunity for development of the total personality: spiritual, psychological, sociocultural and professional.
      2. Prepare the nursing graduate for entry into the profession as a generalist.
      3. Provide the foundation in baccalaureate nursing that serves as a basis for future entry into graduate level nursing education.

      BSN Student Outcomes

      The graduate of the baccalaureate degree nursing program will be able to:

      1. Explain the concept that each person is unique and holistic and has rights to self-determination regarding health matters.
      2. Synthesize the nursing process to guide diverse persons toward meeting basic needs within a wellness continuum.
      3. Integrate the professional nurse’s role of advocate, communicator, counselor, change agent, teacher, leader, and provider and manager of care to assist the client toward optimum level of wellness.
      4. Communicate collaboratively in interpersonal relationships with individuals and families, members of the healthcare system, and in effective use of technology and data documentation.
      5. Think critically to integrate theoretical and experiential knowledge from nursing, the humanities, and the biologic and social sciences in the promotion of clients’ health.
      6. Utilize the research process and use evidence-based findings in nursing practice to contribute to the improvement of healthcare and the advancement of nursing science.
      7. Assume legal and ethical responsibility for nursing activities and responsibility for professional growth.
      8. Appraise personal development of character, exhibit servant leadership, and cultural engagement through the perspective of Christian values and utilize this knowledge to guide behaviors and implement decisions.
      9. Evaluate evidence of care process outcomes leading to health system improvement and participate in promoting a culture of safety through increased effectiveness and performance

      Admission, Progression and Dismissal Policies

      A student must earn a minimum grade of C in each nursing course. Some of the specifics about the progressions and dismissal policy include:


      • All traditional students (TBSN) are accepted into the university and categorized as a pre-nursing major (pBSN) during the first two years before being selected to progress into the School of Nursing as a junior. The criterion for being admitted as a pBSN student are a minimum ACT score of 21 with a minimum ACT Math score of 19 or a minimum SAT score of 1000 with a minimum SAT Math score of 450. To be eligible for selection to progress into the School of Nursing as a junior, the student must: 1) complete all required courses as noted in the curriculum model, 2) maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale and 3) maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale in science prerequisites: anatomy, physiology, microbiology and chemistry.

        ABSN (accelerated) follow an admissions process instead of a progressions process in being enrolled in the nursing curriculum. The criterion for being selected as a student in the school of nursing accelerated track are: 1) hold a bachelor degree in any area OR possess adequate college credits matching the university general education requirements, 2) GPA for last 60 hours of college credits > 3.0,on a 4.0 scale 3) Science pre-requisites: anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry with GPA > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 4) Human Growth and Development and statistics, 4) letters of reference, 5) interview with nursing admissions committee , if requested by committee, 6) applicant must be 22 years of age by application deadline.

        An applicant for either the TBSN or ABSN tracks must obtain and successfully pass a physical/function test to be eligible for admission.


      • If a student is admitted into either the TBSN or ABSN tracks, their progression must remain within that track. Conversion from one track to the other is not permitted.
      • The student must maintain a nursing GPA of 2.8 or greater to progress in the nursing program. (NUR courses are used to determine nursing GPA)
      • If a student’s nursing GPA falls below 2.5 at any time the student will be dismissed from the program and not eligible to apply for readmission.
      • If a student’s nursing GPA is 2.5 or greater but less than 2.8 the student will be put on probation for the next semester & given the opportunity to improve their nursing GPA to 2.8.  A plan of action will be determined by the Admission, Retention & Graduation Committee (ARG) and in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor.  If the student does not achieve this they will be dismissed & required to reapply to the program, if they choose.  A student will only be allowed to be on probation one time.    If the nursing GPA of 2.8 is not achieved by the end of the probationary semester the student will be dismissed and not eligible to apply for readmission. 
      • Upon reapplication the ARG committee will review the application.  The committee, if accepted, will determine an appropriate plan of study.  If readmitted, the student will be held to the standards of the cohort they will be joining.
      • Readmitted students are not eligible for probation if nursing GPA falls below 2.8.
      • Within the nursing program a student may repeat one class one time if they receive a D or F in a course.  Until the course is retaken, and a passing grade is achieved, the student is not eligible to take any other nursing courses.  No more than one course will ever be allowed to be repeated in the nursing program.  If a student earns a D or F in a subsequent course they will be dismissed from the program and not eligible to apply for readmission.  AU SON is a cohort based model program.  In order to remain in the cohort there is no option of dropping a single nursing course.