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The professional program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree offers two tracks of study:1. The four-year track for students who wish to begin a career in professional nursing.2. The RN-BSN track for graduates of associate degree and diploma programs in nursing.
The program of study is designed to provide students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills needed for effective professional nursing practice in a wide variety of settings and to provide a broad educational foundation that serves as a basis for graduate study in nursing.
Admission Requirements for the Four-Year Track ProgramApplications for admission to the baccalaureate nursing program should be submitted by December 1 for fall and by May 1 for spring. Students desiring to enter the four-year track should apply for admission toward the end of the third semester of their prerequisites.
The admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree are set by the nursing faculty. The program's admission committee reviews all applications and selects the most qualified students. Applicants must be admitted as regular students to the University of South Carolina Upstate.
Credit by Examination:Some general education and supporting courses may be exempted by having successfully passed Advanced Placement (AP) tests in high school, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, DANTES or challenge examinations prepared at USC Upstate (see the credit by examination section of the USC Upstate catalog).
Licensed practical nurses may obtain credit for Health Assessment (NURS 310), Foundations of Nursing Practicum (NURS 320P) and Integrated Nursing Practicum (NURS 325P) by successfully completing the required validation examinations.
National Council Licensure Examination - Registered NurseUpon successful completion of the four-year track, graduates will be eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse.
Contact UsKatharine Gibb, Ed.D., MSN, RNDean, Mary Black School of Nursing
Kathleen Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., M.Ed., RNAssociate Dean, Spartanburg CampusAngie Davis, Ph.D., MN, RN Associate Dean for Greenville Campus
Terri Whitaker, M.Ed. Director of Nursing Student ServicesAdvisor for four year, BSN track
Lynette M. Gibson, Ph.D., RN
Director of Research in Nursing
ApplicationBSN (Four-Year Track) ApplicationFall 2015 applications accepted Oct. 1 - Dec. 1 only
Re-Admission Application: Four-Year Track OnlyApplication Deadlines:May 1 for spring semesterDec 1 for fall semesterAdmission Requirements
RN-BSN Application/Reapplication Application Deadline:March 1 for fall semester
Additional InformationNursing Student HandbookPrerequisites for Four-Year TrackPrerequisites for RN-BSN TrackBSN Policies and CurriculaFAQ: Four-Year TrackFAQ: RN-BSN
Contact UsUSC UpstateMary Black School of Nursing800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 29303Phone: email@example.com
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?