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College of Nursing


Nursing Classroom

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Plan of Study

The curriculum for earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing has two levels.

In the lower division, students take a core of general education classes, including English, history and math, and basic science and nursing courses that focus on health and wellness, communication, the history of nursing, nutrition and pharmacology.

All lower division courses must be completed before students can apply to the upper division. Acceptance into the lower division program does not guarantee a student will progress to the next level. The process is competitive and based on cumulative GPA.

Upper division students combine clinical hours in a variety of settings with classroom instruction and work in the college's patient simulation lab. Students must attend school full-time and take the classes in the sequence offered.

Online Programs

The University of South Carolina College of Nursing - Columbia is now offering an Online RN-BSN program for Nurses who are qualified as RNs.  The program is flexible around your schedule and can be completed in as little as 12 months.  Please visit the Online RN to BSN site for more information about the program and to register today.