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2020-2021 UofSC Student Awards

Each year UofSC celebrates the service, scholarship, leadership and character of our student community with an Awards Day celebration.

READI 2 Work: Nursing Pipeline Program

Junior and senior nursing students at the College of Nursing now have the opportunity to gain additional training as a paid employee in partnership with Prisma Health.

A Family Affair: Mother & Daughter Nursing Duo

As a child, Dakota Bruccoli watched in admiration of her mother's natural ability to care for others and her passion for nursing. When it came time to choose a major as a UofSC freshman this past spring, Dakota was eager to share with her mother she wanted to be a nurse.

Alumni Spotlight: 2020 Alumni Awards Winners

The College of Nursing recognizes excellence in our nursing graduates by awarding Outstanding Nurse Alumnus awards. Get to know our 2020 alumni award winners and what makes them stand out!

Men In Nursing

Nurses care for patients of all backgrounds, genders, and experiences. It is valuable for a patient to feel represented by their healthcare providers. Male nurses provide a unique perspective and offer a varied set of skills.

Donor Feature: Bloom Where You Are Planted

As parents, David and Lynn have always encouraged their son "to bloom wherever you are planted". Through The David and Lynn Wythe Nursing Endowed Scholarship Fund, the Wythe's are able to provide opportunities for nursing students to bloom.

Fall 2020 President's & Dean's List

Congratulations on achieving outstanding academic success for the fall 2020 semester. Your dedication to your nursing classes and electives reflects in your scholarly accomplishments. - Dean Jeannette Andrews

Heart of a Nurse: Brandi Hair

Brandi Hair is a BSN and MSN alumna of the College of Nursing. She is a nurse at Lexington Medical Center in Labor and Delivery. Throughout her career she has displayed leadership and passion for nursing. Brandi's heart is made of resilience, patience, positivity, and empathy.

Critical Conversations

In 1963, black students were admitted to segregated colleges and universities in South Carolina for the first time since Reconstruction. Since then, many things have improved for minority groups, but there is still a large divide that separates African Americans from equality. The College of Nursing is committed to acknowledging these barriers and ensuring inclusion.

Alumni Spotlight- Nate Aranas

Alumnus, Nate Aranas, works at one of the most well-known hospitals in America, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Also known as the President's Hospital.

Gamecocks on Call

Early morning on Tuesday, January 19th Dean Andrews received a phone call from our clinical partner, Prisma Health, sharing an urgent need for volunteers at their newly opened vaccination site at Gamecock Park.

UofSC ranks No. 1 in Nursing

The University of South Carolina's College of Nursing ranks No. 1 among all U.S. universities for its online graduate nursing program, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual online rankings.

A Look Back at the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

2020 has been a memorable year in so many ways - but especially as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Nurses' resilience, compassion, and expertise have been guiding beacons for the entire world this past year.

State Nursing Institutions Collaborate to Spark Change

When it comes to college colors, traditions, and many times collegiate sports, the nursing deans of UofSC, Clemson, and MUSC may not root for the same team. However, on a deeper level, Deans Jeannette Andrews (UofSC Nursing), Linda Weglicki (MUSC), and Kathleen Valentine (Clemson Nursing) are all team, South Carolina.

Calming the Chaos Around Us: A Resource for Caregivers

COVID 19 has brought on significant challenges for families across America and globally. With the mounting demands on parents and caregivers, professionals at the University of South Carolina offer guidance and support you in your parenting and caregiver journey.

Tools for School

The current pandemic has only heightened the financial burden of costs associated with basic school supplies, textbooks being a critical one. Serving as the foundational education tool, textbooks are the gateway to successful learning.

After a 44 Years of a Nursing Career Comes a Well Earned Retirement

Carole Plyler Bundy graduated with her BSN in 1977! After more than 40 years of an accomplished nursing career, Carole decided to retire this past October. We spoke to Carole about her nursing journey and the many adventures she has had in healthcare.

Unwavering Gamecock Spirit

Barbara and Earl Lovelace's story began as two spirited Gamecock students on campus in the mid-1960's. Barbara Huitt was a nursing student and a cheerleader when she met Earl Lovelace, a basketball player, and history major.

He Won a National Title at UofSC: Now He's Working as a Nurse

A couple of weeks ago, in between 13-hour nursing shifts and innumerable diaper changes, Thomas found a little time to reminisce. His mother texted him that the SEC Network was re-airing the 2010 and 2011 College World Series championships, which featured South Carolina defeating UCLA and Florida, respectively.

Alumna & Nurse Leader Elected Richland County Coroner

Naida Rutherford is the first female and African American to serve as Richland County Coroner.

Alumni Spotlight- Nikita Pete

My proudest moment as a DNP student was completing my DNP project and presenting my defense. It was that moment during my presentation that I felt proud and thankful to have chosen UofSC again for my DNP.

Rising to the Challenge: Excellence in Nursing Education During a Pandemic

Since the beginning of COVID-19 we have remained steadfast in our commitment to quality and excellence. The past months have not disrupted our vision to be a preeminent College of Nursing of distinction that pioneers innovation, leadership, and excellence.

Supporting The Future of Nursing

Charles B. "Chuck" Chitty continues his family's philanthropy legacy with the Mary Seymour Kittrell Scholarship.

Getting Involved In Student Organizations

Student organizations within the College of Nursing provide professional development, leadership, and networking opportunities for students.

Remembering Your Clinical Experience

We recently asked our alumni on Facebook to share their memorable clinical experiences. A walk down memory lane showed us the impactful lessons that mentorship clinicals provide to nursing students.


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