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College of Nursing

Post-Master's Certificates

Gainful Employment Program Disclosures

Advanced Practice Nursing Certificates

OPEID: 23507210

Occupation Information

This program prepares students to enter the Nursing Field as a Nurse Practitioner.

SOC Codes

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Graduate School General Information Gainful Employment page: ainful_employ.asp?page=ge

Program Completion Information

Normal Completion Time
24 - 30 months

Of the 3 students completing the program between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 all 3 completed the program in the normal time.  Eleven students completed the program between July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2011.

Number of Credits required to complete the program:
Family Nurse Practitioner:  18 hours or 27 hours (depending on previous MSN degree)
Acute Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner:  18 hours or 27 hours (depending on previous MSN degree)

Costs and Debts Incurred (as of August 2015)

Debt at Program Completion

Almost all students enrolled in the program are employed as Registered Nurses while enrolled in the program.  Median debt information is not available.  

Scholarship/Financial Aid Information

Many students qualify for scholarship funding and federal aid while completing the program.  A list of scholarships can be found here.

Graduate Director/Program Director Contact Information

Dr. Stephanie Burgess
USC College of Nursing
1601 Greene Street
Columbia, SC  292208
(803) 777-2219 

Job Placement

100% of our the graduates from this program are employed as Nurse Practitioners.  Most APRNs secure employment within 90 days of graduation dependent upon APRN licensure & certification examination date.  State law requires that all APRNs be licensed with national certification examination in order to practice.