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UofSC nurse scientist helps survivors of lung cancer breathe new life

Dr. Karen McDonnell's home-based symptom management program helps patients better manage symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Nursing Students Volunteer 5,474 Hours at Midlands Vaccine Sites

Over the semester, 571 nursing students and 49 faculty members modeled a core value of nursing: commitment. Without hesitation, students and faculty committed themselves to the fight against COVID-19 and the health of the greater Columbia, SC community.

Donor Spotlight: The Lee Family

Gary Lee is a passionate advocate and generous donor, financially and with his time, of the College of Nursing. His career in the medical supply industry has provided him with a unique insight into nursing and the important role nurses play in the healthcare system.

Leadership Distinction: Caroline Guynn

May 2021 graduate, Caroline Guynn, shares her Graduation with Leadership Distinction story with us. Students who earn Graduation with Leadership Distinction demonstrate extensive, purposeful engagement beyond the classroom.

Oh, The Places They're Going

The College of Nursing family wishes our May 2021 graduates the very best as they leave our doors and begin their nursing journeys.

SmartStart for Career Advancement

The College of Nursing is thrilled and proud to graduate the first cohort of SmartStart graduates! The Nursing SmartStart program was founded in 2017 in partnership with UofSC's Honors College.

Gamecock Nursing Experience: Brendan Kreag

After graduation in May, Brendan Kreag is eager to begin his nursing career in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit at Duke University Hospital. Over the past four years of nursing school, Kreag has fully lived the Gamecock nursing experience by immersing himself in educational and leadership opportunities.

Nurses Month 2021

Since the pandemic, honoring our nation’s nurses is more profoundly significant, which makes this month of recognition in May even more important.

The Heart of a Gamecock Nurse: Dwayne Alleyne

The Gamecock Nursing Nation is sewn together by thousands of nurses with a common thread- they all have a heart for nursing. Our new series explores and celebrates the characteristics and traits of Gamecock nurses and their hearts.

2020-2021 UofSC Student Awards

Each year UofSC celebrates the service, scholarship, leadership and character of our student community with an Awards Day celebration.

READI 2 Work: Nursing Pipeline Program

Junior and senior nursing students at the College of Nursing now have the opportunity to gain additional training as a paid employee in partnership with Prisma Health.

A Family Affair: Mother & Daughter Nursing Duo

As a child, Dakota Bruccoli watched in admiration of her mother's natural ability to care for others and her passion for nursing. When it came time to choose a major as a UofSC freshman this past spring, Dakota was eager to share with her mother she wanted to be a nurse.

Alumni Spotlight: 2020 Alumni Awards Winners

The College of Nursing recognizes excellence in our nursing graduates by awarding Outstanding Nurse Alumnus awards. Get to know our 2020 alumni award winners and what makes them stand out!

Men In Nursing

Nurses care for patients of all backgrounds, genders, and experiences. It is valuable for a patient to feel represented by their healthcare providers. Male nurses provide a unique perspective and offer a varied set of skills.

Donor Feature: Bloom Where You Are Planted

As parents, David and Lynn have always encouraged their son "to bloom wherever you are planted". Through The David and Lynn Wythe Nursing Endowed Scholarship Fund, the Wythe's are able to provide opportunities for nursing students to bloom.

Fall 2020 President's & Dean's List

Congratulations on achieving outstanding academic success for the fall 2020 semester. Your dedication to your nursing classes and electives reflects in your scholarly accomplishments. - Dean Jeannette Andrews

Heart of a Nurse: Brandi Hair

Brandi Hair is a BSN and MSN alumna of the College of Nursing. She is a nurse at Lexington Medical Center in Labor and Delivery. Throughout her career she has displayed leadership and passion for nursing. Brandi's heart is made of resilience, patience, positivity, and empathy.

Critical Conversations

In 1963, black students were admitted to segregated colleges and universities in South Carolina for the first time since Reconstruction. Since then, many things have improved for minority groups, but there is still a large divide that separates African Americans from equality. The College of Nursing is committed to acknowledging these barriers and ensuring inclusion.

Alumni Spotlight- Nate Aranas

Alumnus, Nate Aranas, works at one of the most well-known hospitals in America, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Also known as the President's Hospital.

Gamecocks on Call

Early morning on Tuesday, January 19th Dean Andrews received a phone call from our clinical partner, Prisma Health, sharing an urgent need for volunteers at their newly opened vaccination site at Gamecock Park.

UofSC ranks No. 1 in Nursing

The University of South Carolina's College of Nursing ranks No. 1 among all U.S. universities for its online graduate nursing program, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual online rankings.

A Look Back at the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

2020 has been a memorable year in so many ways - but especially as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Nurses' resilience, compassion, and expertise have been guiding beacons for the entire world this past year.

State Nursing Institutions Collaborate to Spark Change

When it comes to college colors, traditions, and many times collegiate sports, the nursing deans of UofSC, Clemson, and MUSC may not root for the same team. However, on a deeper level, Deans Jeannette Andrews (UofSC Nursing), Linda Weglicki (MUSC), and Kathleen Valentine (Clemson Nursing) are all team, South Carolina.

Calming the Chaos Around Us: A Resource for Caregivers

COVID 19 has brought on significant challenges for families across America and globally. With the mounting demands on parents and caregivers, professionals at the University of South Carolina offer guidance and support you in your parenting and caregiver journey.

Tools for School

The current pandemic has only heightened the financial burden of costs associated with basic school supplies, textbooks being a critical one. Serving as the foundational education tool, textbooks are the gateway to successful learning.


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