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The professional program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree offers two tracks of study:1. The four-year track for students who wish to begin a career in professional nursing.2. The RN-BSN track for graduates of associate degree and diploma programs in nursing.
The program of study is designed to provide students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills needed for effective professional nursing practice in a wide variety of settings and to provide a broad educational foundation that serves as a basis for graduate study in nursing.
Admission Requirements for the Four-Year Track ProgramApplications for admission to the baccalaureate nursing program should be submitted by December 1 for fall and by May 1 for spring. Students desiring to enter the four-year track should apply for admission toward the end of the third semester of their prerequisites.
The admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree are set by the nursing faculty. The program's admission committee reviews all applications and selects the most qualified students. Applicants must be admitted as regular students to the University of South Carolina Upstate.
Credit by Examination:Some general education and supporting courses may be exempted by having successfully passed Advanced Placement (AP) tests in high school, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, DANTES or challenge examinations prepared at USC Upstate (see the credit by examination section of the USC Upstate catalog).
National Council Licensure Examination - Registered NurseUpon successful completion of the four-year track, graduates will be eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse.
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 InstructionsNot accepting applications at this time.
Re-Admission Application: Four-Year Track Only
May 1 for spring semester
Dec 1 for fall semester
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?