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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 of 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


Contact Us

Katharine Gibb, Ed.D., MSN, RN

Dean, Mary Black School of Nursing

Kathleen Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., M.Ed., RN
Associate Dean, Spartanburg Campus

Angie Davis, Ph.D., MN, RN 
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

Chasity Ramos
RN-BSN Advisor 


Giving Nursing

BSN (Four-Year Track) Application
Spring 2016 applications will be accepted between March 1-May 1

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:
March 1 for fall semester

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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