South Carolina Nursing Schools

As of November 22nd, 2017 we have programs across 31 nursing schools in South Carolina. You’ll be able to find different courses that cover an extensive range of topics that include but not limited to LPN/LVN, Accelerated BSN and BSN. You can take these and a range of other course/degree options from schools that include Benedictine University Online, University of Southern California - Online, Western Governors University Online. If you’re looking for other states to start or further your studies we cover programs across the U.S. such as North Carolina and Georgia.

State Nursing Board: South Carolina Board of Nursing

State Nurses Association: South Carolina Nurses Association

State Hospital Association: South Carolina Hospital 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. 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 $40,090 per year (BLS, 2016). Registered nurses earn an average of $63,470 per year (BLS, 2016).

South Carolina's nursing homes are of an exceptionally high quality. Information about how this quality is obtained, measured, and maintained can be found on the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control website.

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

Transition programs for nurses:

Graduate programs for nurses:

Entry level nursing programs:

MSN Programs from South Carolina Schools

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

Online programs may not be available in all areas

Traditional On Campus Programs:

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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