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Simulation Lab

Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree

Take the first step to become a licensed nurse with a BSN from South Carolina. Get hands-on training in our innovative simulation lab and learn from an accomplished faculty who’ve led recent classes to perfect national licensure exam passage rates. 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
With admission to the Smart Start Nursing Honors Program, you will have automatic admission into the College's Upper Division with dedicated nursing honors classes as early as your freshman year.

Smart Start Program
With admission to the Smart Start Program, you will have automatic admission into the College's Upper Division with dedicated nursing honors classes as early as your freshman year.
Nursing students

Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree

Take your critical thinking skills to the next level as a bachelor’s-prepared nurse. The 100% online didactic coursework format allows you to learn as you work and is paced for your success at home, at work and at school. Advance your career in as little as 12 months with a bachelor’s degree from a renowned nursing education leader that has prepared nursing professionals for more than 75 years.  RN to BSN program 

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Master’s degrees at South Carolina

Advance your career in your preferred practice specialty area with a nurse practitioner degree from one of the nation’s top-ranked online graduate nursing programs. The online format offers you the chance to earn while you learn and is paced for your success at home, at work and at school. On-site practicums and a handful of on-campus immersion sessions provide you with practical learning experience. Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Family Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Nursing Administration Nursing Informatics

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Certificate Studes

If you’ve earned your MSN but seek to gain additional expertise and qualifications in a new clinical specialty, enroll  in a graduate certificate program from one of the nation’s top online nursing graduate programs. The convenient online format allows you to earn while you learn, and most students complete their program within four to six semesters. At South Carolina, choose from three Advancing Practice Nursing clinical specialty areasPrimary care concentration. Become certified as a family nurse practitioner.Acute care concentration. Become certified as an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner.Mental health concentration. Become certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Certificate of Graduate Studies

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Doctoral degrees at South Carolina

Earning your master’s degree has already shown that you can be successful in the nursing profession. Now it’s time to take the next step and reach your academic pinnacle with a DNP or Ph.D. Our graduates become leaders in research, teaching and practice. Doctor of Nursing Practice Ph.D. in Nursing

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Master's Entry to Practice Nursing

Our new Master’s Entry to Practice Nursing (MEPN) will prepare non-nurse baccalaureate prepared individuals to enter the nursing profession as master’s degree graduates. This unique program provides the opportunity to gain education and experience as a direct-care provider of nursing in a variety of settings. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX).  Master's Entry to Practice Nursing

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