Skip to Content

College of Nursing

  • simulation lab

Meet the Students: College of Nursing Graduate School

Meet the students behind the number one ranked online graduate program in the country (US News and World Report). When looking to advance their career, students trust UofSC Nursing to prepare them for leadership and advanced practice. 

Melissa Richardson, MSN, AGACNP 
Transitioning from the role of a bedside nurse to a provider is a huge change. However, having the opportunity to apply what I’ve learned throughout the program during my clinical experiences and learning from outstanding professors and preceptors has helped me become more confident in my nursing practice and has prepared me to make the transition to that of a provider when I graduate. 

Levi Beck, MSN, NI
I decided to return to school for multiple reasons. I always knew I would obtain my MSN at some point but was unsure of what area. Over the past few years, I have witnessed the integration of technology into healthcare. I realized that I wanted to have an influential role in this shift, so nursing informatics made the most sense to me. After graduation, I hope to either continue developing the behavioral intervention team, or eventually get into a career in clinical informatics. A major benefit of obtaining a master's degree in nursing is that it offers new job opportunities. I am excited for what the future holds.

Maria Moore, DNP, NEL
I love how the professors are accessible and responsive to the students, whether it's via the discussion board, office hours, email or Blackboard live sessions.

Peyton Leach, MSN, MEPN
I just recently accepted a PST1 PRN position on the nephrology unit at Prisma Richland. The collective experiences I have obtained not only in the classroom, but also  through clinical have reassured me in my passion. The instructors are supportive, eager, and exceptionally talented in what they do. After graduation, I hope to become a NICU nurse somewhere in the southeast!

Audrey Lown, MSN, FNP
I ultimately decided to go back to school because I wanted more autonomy. I have really enjoyed our clinical immersion experiences, where we get to learn and practice new skills.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.