Nursing – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

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The Mary Black College of Nursing offers the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with concentration areas of Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership and Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). Detailed information regarding each MSN concentration can be located within the Graduate Student Handbook PDF Icon

Nursing Education

Graduates of the masters in nursing education concentration will have the opportunity to serve as academicians to educate current and future nurses. Prepared to teach in academic and clinical settings, including staff development. All coursework is delivered online with 375 clinical practicum hours completed in your own clinical settings.

Nursing Leadership

Graduates of the masters of science in nursing leadership degree will be prepared to assume leadership roles in academic and practice settings. Preparing budgets, scheduling, developing and implementing policies and procedures, advocating for patients, and serving on interprofessional teams are all encompassed in the nursing leadership role. All coursework is delivered online with 187 clinical practicum hours completed in clinical settings.

Clinical Nurse Leader

Graduates of the masters of science as a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) are advanced generalist who oversees the care coordination of a distinct group of patients and actively provides direct patient care in complex situations. The CNL evaluates patient outcomes, assesses cohort risk and has the decision-making authority to change care plans when necessary. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be eligible for CNL certification through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). All coursework is delivered online with 450 practicum hours completed in clinical settings.


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Contact Information

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Director of RN-BSN Track and Graduate Program
Toshua Kennedy, PhD, MPH, APRN, PHCNS-BC, CNL
Phone: 864-503-4256
Email: willingh@uscupstate.edu

For questions about the program, please email nursing@uscupstate.edu.

For questions about your application status, please email admissions@uscupstate.edu.


Mailing Address

Mary Black College of Nursing 
Health Education Complex
250 North Campus Boulevard
Spartanburg, SC 29303