You'll be confident in your choice when you choose USC Nursing. At the masters level
earn your advanced practice degree to expand your clinical role or training for a new position
in nurse leadership or informatics. The College of Nursing ranks number 1 for our online graduate programs by the 2024 U.S. News and World Report —
four years in a row.
#1 for our online graduate programs by 2024 U.S. News & World Report.
Online Nursing Education program ranked #3 by 2024 U.S. News & World Report.
Online NA program ranked #9 by 2022 U.S. News & World Report.
96-100% ANCC pass rate for new nurse practitioner graduates
$789,834 in scholarships, traineeships, departmental support awarded to 414 students in Summer 2022 - Spring 2023.
Director of Clinical Partnerships, Jeanne Cavanaugh works with graduate students to
find clinical placements for required clinical hours.
Our Clinical Simulation Center allows for an an immersive teaching modality that replicates clinical scenarios in
realistic practice environments. Through the use of patient simulators, robotics,
and other sophisticated teaching tools, nursing students experience clinical scenarios
that range from common patient cases to low-frequency, high-risk events.
As a graduate student at South Carolina, you’ll have the flexibility to learn on your
own schedule with our online courses. If you are enrolled in an advanced practice specialty program, you may be required
to come to campus at least twice per semester during your clinical rotations.
Our researchers are examining ways to improve our profession locally and globally as we prepare the
next generation of nurse leaders. Our Office of Research helps develop faculty and
Ph.D. students as scientists and scholars and provides specialized expertise to enhance
success. We also provide support for all phases of the sponsored-award life cycle.
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Work Fulltime and Earn a Degree
“I returned to school to furthermy career, I have alwayswanted to practice in theprovider role. I receivedmy BSN from USC andhad great experience,I loved it so much Idecided to come back.Go Gamecocks! I havebeen able to work full-timewhile attending school part-timeand appropriately balance both. I am thankful for thesupport I have received from faculty and my colleaguesand leaders at work." - Saraann Fagan, ‘16 BSN, DNP student
"I liked the fact that USCis ranked the #1 onlinegraduate nursing programfor public universities by U.S.News and World Report. I feel confident in my choice of school.” - Clare Chiarolanza, 17 BSN, MSN student
"With the experience from my clinicals and the reputation of USC, I received a job
offer from my top choice: Shock Trauma at University of Maryland in Baltimore. Dr. Dievendorf's billing lectures still chime in the back of head while practicing." - Katie Lidard, ‘18 MSN
Local or Long Distance
"When I started in the MSN NA program, I was not sure what to expect. I lived on the
opposite coast, was not terribly familiar with the College nor did I know anyone who
had previously attended. But I was pleasantly surprised every step of the way. Despite
the distance, there was a true sense of community due to the excellent faculty and
wonderful classmates. The program was run so efficiently, and every member of the
faculty and staff embraced us as adult learners. It felt like being part of a team
where everyone worked together to help us succeed in the program." - Allison Williams, '19 MSN
Honing in on Practice Passions
"My certificate has given me the ability to transform the focus of my practice. It
has given me the tools necessary to address complex health issues from a mental-health
perspective. Through obtaining the certificate, I have been empowered to create a
practice that aligns with my values and my clinical interests." - Meredith D'Agostino, ’12DNP, ‘17 Certificate of Graduate Study, Advanced Practice Nursing
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