RN-BSN Prerequisites

The RN-BSN Program is offered to registered nurses who are graduates of an accredited associate degree or diploma program in nursing and leads to the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Admission Requirements

Applications for admission to the RN Completion Track must be submitted by February 1 for the next fall semester. Applications must include the following:

1. Documentation of admission to the University of South Carolina Upstate.
(Official transcripts are required for admission to USC Upstate.)

2. A completed application to the Mary Black School of Nursing.

3. A copy of all college transcripts that demonstrate completion of 61 credit hours of the courses below.

Technical College Equivalents

Course NameCourse NumberCredit Hours
English CompositionSEGL 1013
English LiteratureSEGL 1023
SpeechSSPH 2013
Intro to PsychologySPSY 1013
Developmental PsychologySPSY 3023
Intro to SociologySSOC 1013
AnatomySBIO 232/232L4
PhysiologySBIO 242/242L4
MicrobiologySBIO 330 /330L4
Chemistry of Living ThingsSCHM 109/109L4
HistorySHST 101, 102, 105, and 1063
American GovernmentSGIS 201 or SAMS 1013
Intro to ComputerSCSC 1383
(College Algebra)
SMTH 120 or SMTH 1213
StatisticsSMTH 1023
Fine ArtsArt , Music or Theatre elective3
Arts & HumanitiesArt, Music, Theater, Film, Philosophy, Religion, Language, or Literature elective3
Foreign CultureForeign Language, Art, Anthropology, Government, International Studies, English, Geography, History, Religion3
Elective 3

4. A copy of transcript from an accredited associate degree nursing program or an accredited diploma program that demonstrates completion of the equivalent of 35 credit hours of nursing.

5. Some general education and supporting courses may be exempted by successful completion of Advanced Placement tests in high school, CLEP tests, DANTES, or challenge examinations prepared at USC Upstate. (See the USC Upstate catalog.) Every effort will be made to give RN students credit for all applicable college courses they have completed in the past.

Contact Us for More Information
RN-BSN Program
225 S. Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone:  1-888-551-3858 or 864-552-4248 
Fax: 864-250-6731

Contact Us

Katharine Gibb, Ed.D., MSN, RN

Dean, Mary Black School of Nursing

Angie Davis, Ph.D., MN, RN 
Associate Dean for Greenville Campus  

Margaret Hindman, Ph.D., APRN, FNP, CNL
Director of Graduate Studies in Nursing

Terri Whitaker, M.Ed. 
Director of Nursing Student Services
Advisor for four year, BSN track

Lynette M. Gibson, Ph.D., RN
Director of Research in Nursing

Chasity Ramos
RN-BSN Advisor 

MBSON Newsletter

Giving Nursing

BSN (Four-Year Track) Application
Accepting applications for Spring 2015 between March 1 and May 1 ONLY.
Re-Admission Application: Four-Year Track Only
Application Deadlines:
May 1 for spring semester
Dec 1 for fall semester
Admission Requirements

RN-BSN Application/Reapplication 
Application Deadline:
Feb 1 for fall semester

Additional Information
Nursing Student Handbook
Prerequisites for Four-Year Track
Prerequisites for RN-BSN Track
BSN Policies and Curricula
USC Upstate Student Nurses Association
FAQ: Four-Year Track

Contact Us
USC Upstate
Mary Black School of Nursing
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5440

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