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Applications are accepted throughout the year for both the Fall and the Spring semesters.
You can apply to USC Upstate online. Please note that official transcripts from each school that you have attended will be required at the time of application. An acceptance to USC Upstate does not guarantee acceptance to the School of Nursing. The application for the nursing program is available online, but must be printed and sent in. Instructions are included on the application and should be followed with great care.
Yes. You would have to apply for each year in which you would like to be considered.
We recieve anywhere from 200 applications each year.
This could vary, but we typically accept 100-200 students.
We do create a waiting list of 15 to 20 students. If an accepted student declines his/her spot, someone from the waiting list will be placed in the program. This list is only for that particular semester and does not give the student a position in the program or on the waiitng list for any following semester. If someone on the waiting list does not gain a spot in the program, he would have to reapply.
If you applied to for a fall semester by March 1, you will hear by the end of May. Acceptance to USC Upstate does not guarantee acceptance to the School of Nursing.
All RN-BSN students will be expected to attend one Mandatory RN-BSN orientation at USC Upstate just prior to the start of classes.
Tuition for all programs at USC Upstate is based on residency, regardless of the method of instruction.
It does not help to send in letters of recommendation. Qualified students who have completed all requirements will be given priority.
Your GPA is not considered for the RN-BSN program. You must have graduated from an accredited associate degree or diploma program in nursing, hold a current unencumbered RN license, and have completed all prerequisite courses with a “C” or better.
You should submit your transcripts from each college that you have attended for a transcript review. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the unofficial transcript review; however, you must provide official transcripts when you apply to USC Upstate.Your transcripts can be mailed, faxed, or brought in. You should include all contact information, including an email and SS # if you would like us to enter your information into our database for future reference. You can also make an appointment at the Greenville campus, 864-552-4262 or 864-552-4248 or 888-551-3858 to meet with someone in person.
Effective fall 2012: For fall admission, you must complete your prerequisite courses by the end of the previous spring semester. Students who have completed all prerequisites (including NCLEX-RN© if applicable) by the application deadline will receive priority.
The program takes one calendar year to complete if attending full-time.
If you fail any nursing course, you will be required to take that course alone prior to taking any further classes. You can repeat the course only one time. Upon repeating the course, even if you pass it with an “A”, a second failure in another nursing course will result in dismissal from the program.
The faculty at USC Upstate retains legislative powers in all matters pertaining to curricula. USC Upstate strives to prepare its students to participate as responsible citizens in a diverse, global and knowledge-based society, to pursue excellence in their chosen careers and to continue learning throughout life. As such, the faculty has adopted a set of general education competencies – fundamental skills needed upon graduation from a Baccalaureate program. These competencies can be reviewed in the online academic catalog. General education courses have been chosen to allow students to gain these competencies.
Both methods have the exact same curriculum. University Center Greenville classes meet one day a week for face-to-face instruction. Online classes meet over the internet with no set meeting times.
You cannot switch midterm. However, we may be able to switch you at the beginning of a term if there is space available. You would contact your advisor for details.
We receive such a large number of requests for information, that sending out materials through the mail has become cost-prohibitive. All information is available on the website.
You can attend an Open House or a Fab Friday. You can register for those online or call the Admissions Office. Or you can schedule a tour and interview directly through the Admissions Office.
BSN (Four-Year Track) Application Instructions Accepting spring 2017 applications
Nursing Student Handbook
Prerequisites for Four-Year Track
Prerequisites for RN-BSN Track
BSN Policies and Curricula
FAQ: Four-Year Track
Mary Black School of Nursing
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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?