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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. This program 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.
To meet the needs of working nurses, the classes are available through two options. All classes are available on the Internet. In addition, classes are now available one day a week at the University Center in Greenville on Wednesdays. USC Upstate faculty will conduct all courses and will hold office hours at the University Center.
All RN-BSN students will participate in a virtual clinical that can be completed from the student's home computer.
Students take a total of 32 semester hours of nursing courses and graduate after one calendar year. Students selecting part-time study may take two years to complete the program.
Students wishing advisement and preliminary evaluation of transcripts should contact the School of Nursing at 1-864-552-4248 or 1-888-551-3858.
OnlineTraditional classes at the University Center Greenville
An application form is available for you to view and print. This application is due by March 1 for the next fall semester. Students readmitting to the program must meet the same deadlines.
The University of South Carolina Upstate’s
Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is approved by the South Carolina Board
of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
(CCNE). If you would like to
submit a third-party comment for this program, please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, if you prefer,
mail comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Katharine Gibb, Ed.D., MSN, RN
Dean, Mary Black School of Nursing
Deborah K. Charnley, Ph.D., RN
Associate Dean, Spartanburg Campus
Sonya Blevins, DNP, RN, CMSRN, CNE
Associate Dean, 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
BSN (Four-Year Track) Application InstructionsFall 2016 applications accepted Oct. 1- Dec. 1
Re-Admission Application: Four-Year Track Only
May 1 for spring semester
Dec 1 for fall semester
Application Deadline Spring: November 15
Application Deadline Fall: May 15
Additional InformationNursing 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?