"By attending Salkehatchie I have become more confident in not only myself but my professional abilities, as well. When you have professors who believe in you and go that extra mile just to see you succeed, you begin to believe in yourself and accomplish your dreams."
- Taylor Brown, Class of 2014
The nursing program at USC Salkehatchie allows students seeking a medical career to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing in their own community. Through a partnership with the USC Columbia College of Nursing, students can complete all four years of the nursing program at USC Salkehatchie. General education and pre-nursing courses are completed as USC Salkehatchie courses. After successful completion of general education and pre-nursing course requirements, students apply to the upper division portion of the program. Upper division courses are offered on USC Salkehatchie’s Walterboro campus in a variety of distance learning methodologies with most clinical practice in local hospitals and clinics.
Thanks to funding from private foundations, USC Salkehatchie now offers high fidelity simulation training. The new lab provides nursing students and area healthcare providers with a centrally located, state-of-the-art, dynamic simulation lab training facility, eliminating travel to the USC Columbia campus for simulation activities.
99% Passing Rate
Graduates of our rigorous program earned a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Licensure Exam (NCLEX) in 2016 and 2017, with an overall pass rate of 99% since our first graduating class in 2010.