At the University of South Carolina, you will experience a learning climate that thrives
on mutual respect for others, innovation, and excellence. And we do mean Excellence!
Our College is in the top one percentile across the nation for NCLEX pass rates. This
means that our BSN students have the knowledge, preparation, and readiness to enter
the profession of nursing.
Top 1% NCLEX pass rate
1st nursing honors program in SC
10,900+ alumni in 49 states
$474,487 in scholarships, traineeships, departmental support: summer 2019-spring 2020
Our Clinical Simulation Lab 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.
Through Interprofessional Educational, health science students have many exciting opportunities to interact, engage and learn
about and with their colleagues in health sciences. Aligned with the care team model
of most medical settings that is proven to improve patient outcomes, these programs
allow students the opportunity to work in teams and address the multifaceted challenges
in providing optimal patient care in the dynamic health care arena.
Students are placed in State of the Art Medical Centers conveniently located to UofSC.
"I chose UofSC Nursing because I’ve always known that it’s my calling to help heal people and make
a difference in their lives. There’s no place better than UofSC to gain the skills
and knowledge to do so." - Dakota Bruccoli, freshman
"It's super gratifying to watch all the courses I've taken so far come into play
and support what I'm learning and doing in clinicals. Being able to put all the pieces
together and actually use it to take care of real patients is something I've been
looking forward to for a long time." - Elena Mulligan, junior
"My research interest is the stigma against mental health in African American culture
and society, as well as the coping mechanisms. This is my research interest because
the topic of mental heath in black culture is very taboo, and education on this topic
can improve the overall mental wellness of African Americans." - Kennedy Golden, sophomore
"Receiving financial aid has impacted my college experience and time at UofSC by relieving
some of the financial burden of attending college. The scholarships I have received
from the College of Nursing have helped enhance my education, by helping to cover
the cost of textbooks and a portion of my tuition." - Lahsen Grich, senior
Excellence in Nursing Education During a Pandemic
"The hybrid model due to COVID helps us feel safe and provides options for students.
You can attend via Zoom if you can't be in class face to face. The instructors are
doing a phenomenal job at displaying the material on Zoom, and making sure every student's
question is answered." - Class survey, anon
"I’m thankful for my Capstone placement. I was offered a job in the same unit as my
placement. I credit Capstone for my job security right after college." - Caelie Kerns, alumna
Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.