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
Improving care in the Stroke Belt
As the state’s flagship institution, the University of South Carolina is well has many strengths in both research and treatment of stroke and aphasia — a common consequence of stroke characterized by difficulty speaking or understanding others’ speech. The research is critically important in the state with the seventh-highest incidence of stroke mortality in the U.S.
2024 heart health faculty experts list
February is American Heart Month. The University of South Carolina is home to many faculty members who are available to offer their expertise in cardio care and research.
US News: USC retains No. 1 ranking in online master's in nursing
For the fourth straight year, the University of South Carolina’s College of Nursing is ranked No. 1 in the country for its online master’s in nursing program, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual online program rankings released Wednesday (Feb. 7).
SC high schoolers get close look at health careers
Nearly 70 rising high school seniors from across the Midlands invested part of their summer vacation toward gaining in-depth insights into health science careers thanks to a partnership of the College of Nursing, the School of Medicine Columbia and Lexington Medical Center.
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