College of Nursing
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. Please visit the Online RN to BSN site for more information about the program and to register today.
Accreditation and NCLEX
The University of South Carolina Bachelor’s of Nursing program is approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at The University of South Carolina is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation ).
Upon Successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to tak e the National Council L icensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).