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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Traditional BSN Plan of Study

The curriculum for the bachelor’s degree in nursing has two levels or divisions - pre-nursing lower division and upper division.

In the pre-nursing lower division, students take a core of general education classes, such as English, history, math, and basic science and nursing courses that focus on health and wellness, the history of nursing, nutrition and pathophysiology.

A prescribed number of pre-nursing lower division courses must be completed before students can apply to the upper division. Acceptance into the lower division program does not guarantee a student will progress to the upper division level. The process is competitive and based on overall and progression GPA.

Upper division students combine clinical hours in a variety of settings with classroom instruction and work in the college's patient simulation lab. Students must attend school full-time and take the classes in the sequence offered.

RN-BSN Online Program

The University of South Carolina College of Nursing - Columbia is now offering an Online RN-BSN program for Nurses who hold an unencumbered RN license.  The program is flexible around your schedule and can be completed in as little as 12 months.

Application Notice

Due to current circumstances the RN-BSN program will not be accepting new students until further notice. Please email if you have further questions.

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