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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, MBA
RN-BSN Adviser

Giving Nursing

Applications BSN (Four-Year Track) Application Instructions 
Currently Accepting Applications for Spring 2018
Priority Deadlines-in order to complete requirements on time, it is best to apply by:
May 31 for spring applications
December 20 for fall applications

Download Re-Admission Application Four-Year Track Only Download Re-Admission Application  
Application Deadlines:
May 31 for spring semester
Dec 20 for fall semester
Admission Requirements

Download RN-BSN Application  Download RN-BSN Application
RN-BSN Online Application  
Applications available for summer, 
fall and spring semesters

Additional Information
Nursing Student Handbook
Prerequisites for Four-Year Track
Prerequisites for RN-BSN Track  
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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