Nursing – RN to BSN

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"My kids were growing kids. Taking time from them was not an option for me so that’s why I had to find something that was really flexible… I was able to do it. If I can, you can too."

-Chan Samreth | Nursing Major

The RN-BSN Track 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. This track offers the RN student the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills needed for professional nursing practice in a wide variety of settings, and provides the educational foundation that is the basis for graduate study in nursing. Registered nurses who meet the admission requirements for the BSN program may complete the program in one calendar year of study.

Program Highlights

  • Classes begin five times throughout the year
  • Students have two options for attending class, 100% Online or traditional classes at USC Upstate Greenville Campus
  • RN-MSN option available
  • Credit given for associate or diploma nursing courses
  • RN-BSN courses can be completed in one calendar year
  • Full-time or part-time options available
  • Faculty with relevant clinical experience
  • CCNE and SACS accredited
  • Online students for the RN-BSN track are charged in-state tuition no matter where they reside

Program Requirements
Mary Black College of Nursing

Transfer Students

Every year, college students from across the country discover their new path at USC Upstate. Transfer students bring unique perspectives, help shape our vibrant culture, and are guided personally through the entire transfer process.

Learn more about transfering to USC Upstate


Transfer Student
Transfer Student : Shaekwon Heard

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The median annual salary for Registered Nurse National Median Salary is $77,600.

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Projected job growth = 9% with national projected job openings of 194,500 positions annually between 2020-2030.

Contact Information

For questions about the program, please email

For questions about your application status, please email

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RN-BSN and MSN Program Adviser
Trish Wade
Phone: 864-503-4262

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Director of RN-BSN Track and Graduate Program
Toshua Kennedy, PhD, MPH, APRN, PHCNS-BC, CNL
Phone: 864-503-4256

Mailing Address

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