Mary Black School of Nursing
The Mary Black School of Nursing at USC Upstate, fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing, is one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded nursing institutions offering a four-year degree, as well as the largest baccalaureate nursing program and the largest RN-BSN nursing program in South Carolina.
USC Upstate offers programs such as on-site instruction, distance learning and inter-institutional articulation, to accommodate students who are diverse in background, age, race, ethnicity, educational experiences, and needs. The programs rest upon a foundation of partnerships with the community, including health care organizations and health care providers in Upstate South Carolina.
Faculty members of the Mary Black School of Nursing are committed to excellence in teaching, advising, and in providing experiential learning opportunities that empower students to become competent professionals who give high quality nursing care to diverse populations. Our graduates practice in 36 states and on three continents.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
- Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- Program has the approval of the South Carolina Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), which accredits baccalaureate and higher degree programs only
- RN-BSN students can choose to attend class at the University Center of Greenville or enroll in on-line classes.
- Collaborative partnerships with approximately 100 organizations for the provision of quality health care
- Students use state-of-the-art technology in simulation to enhance their clinical and classroom education
- Faculty have received awards for teaching excellence and scholarly activities
- First endowed chair of nursing in South Carolina
- Faculty and students contribute more than $2 million of free health care services to citizens of South Carolina each year