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College of Nursing Open House

As the state’s flagship nursing program, the College of Nursing is showcasing what it means to be part of the Gamecock Nursing Nation during Family Weekend. Learn how we are leading the way to meet the critical need for registered nurses in the 21st century by using the most innovative teaching techniques and tools to support our students. Thank you to our event sponsor, Lexington Medical Center.

Friday, September 22 | 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Free event


Room 402 at 3 p.m.

Students and families are invited to hear from Dr. Jeannette Andrews, Dean and Helen Gurley Wolford Professor of Nursing, about USC Nursing's exciting collaboration with Lexington Medical Center to expand the clinical education experience for our students. 

Room 105 at 3:30, 4:15, & 5 p.m.

Are you curious how nursing students prepare for hospital clinicals? Stop by the simulation center for an interactive session. Cocky makes a special visit!

Room 315 at 3:45, 4:30, & 5:15 p.m.

Step into an upper-division student's shoes by visiting the skills lab. You will learn introductory nursing skills during this interactive session. 

First-floor lobby, drop-in

Have questions about the BSN program. Stop by our Program Information table to speak with an expert. 

Room 402 at 4 p.m.

Want to learn ways to support your nursing student? This session is for families of undergraduate students. It will demonstrate how upper-division faculty use Mentimeter, an online presentation platform during class, to engage students in learning content and while also providing tips and tricks to support your student.

Room 125 at 3:30 & 4:30 p.m.

Not really sure what it looks like to apply for upper-division nursing? Students and families are invited to hear a short overview of the process of applying to upper division in the BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program from Ms. Heidi Waltz, Director of Undergraduate Student Affairs.

Room 127 at 4 & 5 p.m.

Current students and families come learn from current upper-division nursing students to hear about clinicals and classes.

Room 402 at 5 p.m.

Have you ever considered engaging in research opportunities? Visit this session to hear from current undergraduate students about their research experiences gained in the College of Nursing. 

Room 409 at 4:30 p.m.

Considering a non-traditional nursing career? Join the session to learn about unique and alternative careers in nursing. 

First-floor lobby, drop-in

Students have opportunities to learn about different health systems and cultural competence with a diverse patient population. 

First-floor lobby, drop-in

Learn about the Living & Learning Community, a trans-disciplinary residential environment for BSN students pursuing a career in health care. 

First-floor canteen, drop-in

From DEI to ABCs. We'll show you how we're returning to the fundamentals, embodying the Carolinian Creed, and upholding our college's core values. Join us to explore how we enhance Access, foster Belonging, and promote Community engagement.

Room 315A from 3 - 6 p.m.

Nurses have applied expertise that drives healthcare innovation. Doctors Sara Donevant and Robin Dawson discuss their ongoing collaboration with Verizon and IBM and their role in Verizon’s 5G Innovation Experience Hub, a showcase for applying Verizon 5G Ultra-Wideband Internet technology to cutting-edge discoveries in health care, manufacturing and civil infrastructure. 

Graduate Nursing Sessions

Curious about continuing your education but unsure where to start? Stop by to learn about our graduate programs and opportunities to further your nursing career. 

Room 133 at 3 p.m.

Learn about the experiences of our non-nurse baccalaureate-prepared students entering the nursing profession in our Master’s Entry to Practice Nursing (MEPN) program.

Virtual Option


Room 133 at 4 p.m.

Starting an advanced degree shouldn’t be intimidating. Hear from current students about experiences, support, and opportunities they have gained from various MSN programs.

Virtual Option


Meeting ID: 899 8050 7264
Passcode: USC-MSN

Room 133 at 5 p.m.

Learn the difference between a DNP and PhD degree and determine if one of these programs is the right fit for you. This session will provide firsthand information about the programs from current students and program directors. 

Virtual Option


Meeting ID: 854 2850 2278
Passcode: USC-CON

Learn about the college’s centers and our impact 

Room 303, drop-in

The Center for Nursing Leadership (CNL) offers unique opportunities that enhance professional leadership development of nurses in South Carolina and surrounding states. Programs include the Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Fellowship, the Viana McCown Lectureship, and the South Carolina Health Action Coalition in association with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Campaign.

Room 403, drop-in

Advancing Chronic Care Outcomes through Research and Innovation (ACORN) Center advances chronic care science through research, development, and real-world application. Our vision is to optimize quality of life for those affected by chronic conditions. Participate in some stress-reducing activities while you learn about our center and view student research posters.

Second-floor lobby, drop-in

The center creates, expands, and disseminates knowledge addressing survivorship across the cancer continuum. Their vision is to conduct research that alleviates the impact of cancer in South Carolina, the nation, and the world.

Room 423, drop-in

The Perinatal, Pediatrics, & Family Research Center (PPFRC) conducts research to improve health outcomes of infants and their families before, during and after pregnancy and during childhood. Learn how our research promotes the health disparities related to pediatric care during pregnancy and postpartum using body temperature.


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