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 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
U.S. News: USC retains top rankings in first-year experience and international business, advances in learning communities
This is the fifth straight year that the University of South Carolina has been ranked as the No. 1 public institution for first-year experience and the 25th consecutive year that it has earned the top ranking in international business.
Nursing initiatives embrace academic excellence, service to South Carolina
It's no secret that South Carolina has a nursing shortage. The University of South Carolina is working on all fronts to meet the challenge by attracting, retaining and better training the next generation of nurses. Here's a look at efforts to advance nursing education and help meet the need for more new nurses.
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.
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