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Welcome to the Simulation Center for Teaching Excellence

The Simulation Center for Teaching Excellence helps students in nursing programs at USC Upstate meet the goals and objectives toward earning the Bachelor of Science degree. Through the use of state-of-the-art technology, the Simulation Center creates an innovative learning environment that enriches the nursing and patient care training experience for students, faculty, and practicing nurses in the community.

Our objectives include:

  • Providing students with the highest level of instruction;
  • Grounding students and faculty in the latest research and best practices in the profession of nursing;
  • Improving the health status of the local population by providing leadership and resources to develop and retain a diverse and culturally competent workforce;
  • Encouraging collaborative partnerships between USC Upstate and the surrounding community; and
  • Providing consultative services to a variety of consumers, students, faculty, and the community.

The Simulation Center utilizes clinical case scenarios, faculty guidance, and technological resources to facilitate clinical critical thinking and decision making. High fidelity patient simulators that offer web-based video recordings of clinical case scenarios are the cornerstone of our technology resources.

Additional Information:

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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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