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RN-BSN Program

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.

Program Highlights

  • Students have two options for attending class:
  1. Online
  2. Traditional classes at the University Center Greenville
  • Virtual clinical
  • Credit given for associate or diploma nursing courses
  • Nursing courses can be completed in one calendar year
  • Full-time or part-time study available
  • Experienced instructors
  • Nationally accredited

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.

Contact us for more information:
RN-BSN Program
225 S. Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone: 1-888-551-3858 or 864-552-4248
Fax: 864-250-6731


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 thirdpartycomments@aacn.nche.edu. 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



Contact Us

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 Services
Advisor for four-year, BSN track

Lynette M. Gibson, Ph.D., RN

Director of Research in Nursing

Trish Wade
RN-BSN Advisor 

Giving Nursing


BSN (Four-Year Track) Application Instructions
Accepting Spring 2017 
applications from
March 1 to May 31, 2016

Re-Admission Application: Four-Year Track Only
Application Deadlines:
May 1 for spring semester
Dec 1 for fall semester
Admission Requirements

RN-BSN Application/Reapplication 

Application Deadline Spring: November 15

Application Deadline Fall: May 15

Additional Information
Nursing Student Handbook
Prerequisites for Four-Year Track
Prerequisites for RN-BSN Track
BSN Policies and Curricula
FAQ: Four-Year Track

Contact Us
USC Upstate
Mary Black School of Nursing
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5440

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