Whether you are searching for an advanced practice degree to expand your clinical
role or training for a new position in nurse leadership or informatics, our online,
nationally ranked master’s programs will prepare you for the next phase of your career.
The South Carolina Experience
“The on-campus skills immersion in Columbia was a great experience. I was able to
interact with other classmates and professors and apply the skills I had been taught
and make lasting relationships. I’m so thankful for the College of Nursing for the
opportunity to further my education and become the best NP I can be!”
As an MSN student at South Carolina, you’ll have the flexibility to learn on your
own schedule with our online courses. If you are enrolled in an advanced practice specialty program, you may be required
to come to campus at least twice per semester during your clinical rotations.
All of the College of Nursing’s MSN programs confer your eligibility to apply for
national certification examinations, such as AGACNP, FNP, PMHNP or Nursing Administration.
However, specialty certification is not automatic and, in some cases, must be combined
with relative work experience.
Admission requirements and application deadlines vary by program. See each program’s
homepage for details.
The Master of Science in Nursing Degree programs at the University of South Carolina
are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education through 2021. Our programs also meet the standards for American Nurses Association
Credentialing Center, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty and the
American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing.
Although the University of South Carolina is a member of SARA, some state Boards of
Nursing or state higher education commissions have recently started imposing restrictions
for offering distance education courses within their state. Check to see if our online
programs are open to residents in your state.
MSN program costs depend on several factors. Estimate your costs by visiting the university’s
Bursar’s Office website.