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South Carolina Nursing Schools
(found programs from 28 schools)

State Nursing Board: South Carolina Board of Nursing

State Nurses Association: South Carolina Nurses Association

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You're looking for a rewarding and satisfying job—one that allows you to make a difference, to do work that really matters, and to grow in your professional abilities. You may be the perfect fit for a nursing career in South Carolina. Throughout South Carolina, nurses who can provide evidence-based care, work well with other medical professionals, and keep up with the changing standards of this industry are in high demand.

Contact the nursing schools below to learn more about nursing programs in South Carolina today.

When you become a nursing professional in South Carolina, you may enjoy support from a variety of local organizations. Several South Carolina employers and organizations recognize nurses for their hard work during National Nurses Week.

Nursing Education in South Carolina

When you consider South Carolina's nursing shortage, you may find that this is a great place to establish yourself and get some practical experience. The Herald Online reports that South Carolina has a shortage of workers with two-year degrees. Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in nursing can help you address this shortage.

Attending a high-quality nursing program can make you a valuable asset in nursing homes, clinics, and hospitals around South Carolina. As an LPN student, you may spend about two or three semesters learning core nursing skills and discovering how to work under registered nurses.

Spending two to four years in an RN program may help you learn how to work more independently and take charge in a health care situation. Look at your school's curriculum so you can know exactly what you're going to learn. In your program, you may take courses like Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Introduction to Nursing Concepts, Nursing Care for Adults, Nursing Care for Children, and Nursing Care for Special Populations.

Throughout your education, you may complete a number of clinical experiences. These experiences can help you put your education to use and become skilled at working with different types of patients. On average, South Carolina nursing schools require the completion of 500 clinical hours.

Learn about financial aid opportunities in South Carolina as soon as possible if you want to apply for grants and scholarships. The Student Nurses Association of South Carolina funds numerous scholarships for students with academic success or financial need. Another local resource is the South Carolina Higher Education Foundation. You may also want to look at current grants funded by the South Carolina Nurses Foundation.

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Outlook for Nursing in South Carolina

The South Carolina Board of Nursing is your final stop after you complete your education. You must pass the NCLEX-PN or the NCLEX-RN and then get your nursing license.

South Carolina has a bright future for nursing professionals. O*Net expects LPN jobs to swell by 24% through the year 2022. In this same time frame, they hope to see a 19% increase in RN jobs (O*Net, 2012).

Salary estimates are also promising in South Carolina. The average salary for a licensed practical nurse is $39,410 per year (BLS, 2015). Registered nurses earn an average of $61,110 per year (BLS, 2015).

South Carolina's nursing homes are of an exceptionally high quality. A 2015 report showed that South Carolina nursing homes significantly outperform North Carolina nursing homes.

Ready to change patients' lives and explore an exciting new career field? Use our school listings below to reach out to nursing programs in South Carolina.

Nursing Degree Programs in South Carolina


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MSN Programs from South Carolina Schools

Listed below are all of the nationally accredited MSN programs with campus locations in South Carolina.

Online MSN Programs

Online programs may not be available in all areas

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Charleston Southern University (Charleston, SC)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing (online)
Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
Program Name: Adult/Gerontological Nursing (CNS), Child/Adolescent Nursing (CNS), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP), Nurse Administration, Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC)
Program Name: Adult Health Nursing in Primary Care NP, Family NP, Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Administrator (online), Nurse Educator (online), Pediatric Nursing NP
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
South University Online (Columbia, SC)
Program Name: Accelerated RN-MSN - Nurse Educator (online), MSN - Adult-Gerentology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (online), MSN - Nurse Educator (online)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
Program Name: Acute Care Clinical Specialist, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Community/Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Public Health (Dual Degree), Masters of Nurse Anesthesia, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Family Adult and Pediatric), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Specialist or Clinical Specialist, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited

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