Total Numbers/Degree Type
South Carolina had a total of 40,520 licensed registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) actively employed in the workforce as of April 30, 2012.
The total supply of RN and APRN workforce in South Carolina has increased 12.7% since 2008 (35,940 vs, 40,520 in 2012).
Percentage of BSN and higher prepared nurses
In 2012, 43% of the SC nursing workforce held a baccalaureate degree or higher, averaging 1% increase per year. Nationally, 55% of the RN workforce held a baccalaureate degree (AACN, 2013). The Institute of Medicine 2020 goal is 80% BSN and higher and the state goal for 2020 is 65% BSN and higher prepared nurses.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Breakdown
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