Health Services Program

St. Andrews Presbyterian College
Program Area:
Community-Based Grants Initiative
County of Applicant:

This grant will support St. Andrews’ development of its Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) and nursing programs, instituted to address the shortage of health care professionals in North Carolina. To date, St. Andrews has successfully met milestones that led to accreditation for both programs, including the hiring of three nursing and one OTA faculty members and the construction of a simulation lab. St. Andrews will also hire an additional six nursing faculty, three OTA professionals and two administrative staff. The construction of state-of-the-art facilities to teach future nurses and OTAs should be completed over the next 12 months. Over the next four years, the programs will recruit up to 100 nursing and 100 OTA students and will serve a region of North Carolina identified as a Health Provider Shortage Area. Students will do clinical studies in nine healthcare facilities in the region that have already signed agreements with St. Andrews for clinical rotation slots. Because of the demand for nurses and OTAs in the region and the university’s track record of job placement of graduates from other programs, the college expects many of the programs’ graduates will seek jobs in the region and positively impact the economy of their communities. St. Andrews expects to graduate its inaugural class of students from the nursing and OTA programs in 2024. Golden LEAF dollars will help pay for renovation and upfit of the additional, required laboratory and student support areas.

Mr. Jeff Robertson1700 Dogwood Mile St.Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352(910) 277-5769
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