The University of South Carolina College of Nursing became the state’s first nationally accredited nursing program in 1957. Since then, we’ve been a leader in improving the quality and accessibility of health care in the state, nation and world.
Whether studying to become a nurse or pursuing advanced skills through the nation’s leading graduate online program, turn to the state’s flagship program, which graduates the largest number of nursing professionals each year. We’re connecting more nurses to patients who need them every day.
Top-Ranked Graduate Programs
South Carolina is committed to supporting working nurses with flexible advanced degrees that help them achieve their goals on their terms. Our graduate students learn in the nation’s #1 online graduate program and graduate program for veterans, according to U.S. News and World Report.GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Partners in Better Health Care
To help address the state’s shortage of nurses, the college is expanding nursing education in partnership with local health care providers. Our students learn state-of-the art patient care from experienced professionals in real world settings such as Lexington Medical Center and Prisma Health while grant support from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation helps build our nursing faculty pipeline.PRACTICE
USC researchers, graduates work to fill health care needs in rural areas
It’s no secret that South Carolina faces a litany of health care challenges, and that these challenges hit especially hard in rural areas. With its comprehensive portfolio of health science and health care offerings, the University of South Carolina is well positioned to help. Here are some of the ways in which university researchers and graduates are working to advance the health of South Carolina residents.
College of Nursing grant will increase family nurse practitioner workforce in rural, underserved areas
Scholarship recipient and graduate student Kayla Lee has seen firsthand the effect lack of access to quality health care can have on a community. She is happy to be furthering her career in nursing and helping to create accessible quality health care throughout the state.
NIH funding will support diversity initiative
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the university $13.2 million to attract and retain diverse, early stage faculty.
Columbia, Upstate campuses to receive Prisma Health funding for nursing programs
The University of South Carolina’s Columbia and Upstate campuses are recipients of an investment in scholarships by Prisma Health to help counter the state’s critical nursing shortage.
The College of Nursing – home to two NLN-designated Centers for Excellence — has centers that provide nurse leaders with tools to innovate, research, plan and implement the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing workforce recommendations. Whether enhancing care for patient populations or improving career development for future generations, our nurses are leaders in the future of nursing.Centers