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RN-BSN Prerequisites

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

Admission Requirements

Applications to the RN-BSN Completion Track may be submitted for the spring and fall semesters. 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 and completed criminal background check (see link on application). 

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

  4. SC Technical College Equivalents/RN-BSN

    Course NameCourse NumberCredit Hours
    English CompositionENGL 1013
    English LiteratureENGL 1023
    Public SpeakingSPCH 2013
    Intro to PsychologyPSYC 1013
    Developmental PsychologyPSYC 3023
    AnatomyBIOL 243/243L4
    PhysiologyBIOL 244/244L4
    Principles of MicrobiologyBIOL 250 /250L4
    Chemistry of
    Living Things
    CHEM 109/109L4
    HistoryHIST 101, 102, 105, and 1063
    Intro to ComputerCSCI 1383
    (College Algebra)
    MATH 120 or MATH 1213
    StatisticsMATH 1023
    Fine ArtsArt , Music or Theater elective3
    Foreign CultureForeign Language, Art, Anthropology, Government, International Studies, English, Geography, History, Religion3
    ElectiveRecommended: Nutrition, American Government, Intro to Sociology, Logic or Information Literacy3
    Elective 3
    Elective 3
    Elective 3
  5. A copy of transcript from an ACEN (formerly NLN) accredited associate degree nursing program or an accredited diploma program that demonstrates completion of the equivalent of 35 credit hours of nursing.  

  6. 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
Trish Wade, MBA
225 S. Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29607

Contact Us
Katharine Gibb, Ed.D., MSN, RN
Dean, Mary Black School of Nursing

Deborah K. Charnley, Ph.D., RN
Associate Dean, Spartanburg Campus

Sonya Blevins, DNP, RN, CMSRN, CNE

Associate Dean, Greenville Campus 

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

Trish Wade, MBA
RN-BSN Adviser

Giving Nursing

Applications BSN (Four-Year Track) Application Instructions 
Currently Accepting Applications for Spring 2018
Priority Deadlines-in order to complete requirements on time, it is best to apply by:
May 31 for spring applications
December 20 for fall applications

Download Re-Admission Application Four-Year Track Only Download Re-Admission Application  
Application Deadlines:
May 31 for spring semester
Dec 20 for fall semester
Admission Requirements

Download RN-BSN Application  Download RN-BSN Application
RN-BSN Online Application  
Applications available for summer, 
fall and spring semesters

Additional Information
Nursing Student Handbook
Prerequisites for Four-Year Track
Prerequisites for RN-BSN Track  
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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