College of NursingAt a Glance
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.
Immersive, Real-world Curriculum
At South Carolina, students learn in innovative health care-based facilities and teaching scenarios such as the Society for Simulation in Healthcare-accredited Clinical Simulation Center. A few reasons our graduates are extremely well prepared for the profession. The proof is in our Top 1% NCLEX pass rates and 97-100% ANCC pass rates for new FNP and AGACNP graduates in 2020.College of Nursing
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 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
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USC women honored on leadership list
Three University of South Carolina faculty members and five alumni are featured in the Top 50 Women in South Carolina list published May 22 by the website Women We Admire.
Nursing program increases health equity for South Carolinians
South Carolina nurses and nursing students learned from leading health professionals about the impact that underrepresented, minoritized and disadvantaged background nurses have on increasing health equity throughout the country during the College of Nursing’s StAND-UP: SC Conference on May 11.
USC researchers improve outcomes for pregnancy, birth and early childhood
When it comes to understanding the challenges related to pregnancy, birth and early childhood, USC’s researchers deliver answers.
US News rankings: USC tops in International MBA
The University of South Carolina’s master’s in international business program retained its spot as the best in the country for the 10th consecutive year, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate School rankings released Tuesday (April 25).
Learn and Grow Globally
Nursing students can take their health care education global. Learn about different health systems and cultures through observation, meetings and tours in places such as Amsterdam and Germany. Gain lifelong memories while progressing forward with degree attainment.EDUCATION ABROAD
The Science of Nursing
In addition to a range of research options for undergraduate students, our Office of Research helps develop faculty and Ph.D. students as scientists and scholars. In the past 10 years, faculty members have generated more than $15.4 million in new research and grant awards. Field-level university researchers are also exploring the demands of high-stress occupations so nurses can enjoy more fulfilling, long-term careers.RESEARCH
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