Prerequisites: RN-BSN

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.

  • Applications to the RN-BSN Completion Track may be submitted for the spring, summer 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. 
      SC Technical College Equivalents/RN-BSN PDF Document
    4. 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 33 credit hours of nursing.  
    5. 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.
    6. All applicants must have an active, clear, unrestricted nursing license within the United States.
  • English Composition  ENGL 101 3 Credit Hours 
    English Literature  ENGL 102 3 Credit Hours
    Public Speaking  SPCH 201 3 Credit Hours
     Intro to Psychology  PSYC 101 3 Credit Hours
    Developmental Psychology  PSYC 302 3 Credit Hours
    Anatomy  BIOL 243/243L 4 Credit Hours
    Physiology  BIOL 244/244L 4 Credit Hours
    Principles of Microbiology  BIOL 250 /250L 4 Credit Hours
    Chemistry of Living Things   CHEM 109/109L  4 Credit Hours
    History  HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 105,  HIST 106 3 Credit Hours
    Intro to Computer Science  CSCI 138 3 Credit Hours
    Mathematics (College Algebra)  MATH 120 or MATH 121 3 Credit Hours
    Statistics  MATH 102 3 Credit Hours
    Fine Arts  Art , Music or Theatre elective 3 Credit Hours
     Foreign Culture  Foreign Language, Art,  Anthropology, Government,  International Studies, English,  Geography, History, Religion 3 Credit Hours
    Elective  Recommended: Nutrition,  American Government, Intro to  Sociology, Logic or Information  Literacy 3 Credit Hours
    Elective   3 Credit Hours
    Elective   3 Credit Hours
    Elective   3 Credit Hours

Contact Us for More Information
RN-BSN Program 
Trish Wade, MBA 
225 S. Pleasantburg Drive 
Greenville, SC 29607