800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 293031-864-503-5000
Admission into the upper
division, or final two years of study, in the nursing program is competitive.
All applications are carefully reviewed by the School of Nursing. Minimum
admission qualifications are listed below. It is recommended that you consult
the University academic catalog and the USC
Upstate Nursing webpage for more details.
There are several requirements
that must be completed before your application will be considered "In Progress." Please read all instructions thoroughly. All deadlines are strictly upheld.
SR&I (to set up an account and pay online) **Please do not submit your CRBC early. It must be submitted after October 1 for a fall application and after March 1 for a spring application. Background checks from other companies cannot be accepted. To be
in compliance with University agreements with our clinical agencies, all
potential students must complete a criminal record background check (CRBC). The
CRBC includes a 7-year criminal history record search, social security
number/residency verification, OIG--Medicare/Medicaid fraud, nationwide sexual
offender registry search and the Patriot Act known terrorist & narcotics
trafficking search. Please note: If you are an international student, additional
time may be required and there may be additional fees. If a student has been
found guilty or has plead no contest to substance abuse, child or adult abuse,
sexual assault, assault with a deadly weapon, neglect or mistreatment of
residents/patients/clients or misappropriation of resident/patient/client
property, the facility cannot permit that student to work as a direct caregiver.
The student assumes the cost of these requirements.
Surveillance, Resources & Investigations (SR&I) is conducting the
background checks for the Mary Black School of Nursing. Payment should be made
directly to SR&I using the preferred link above. The cost is currently $40.00.Your application will not be considered until a clear report
has been received by the School of Nursing. Students should check with SR&I
to be sure that their payments were received and the results are posted
correctly. USC Upstate can access your results through a secure server.
Students are required to take the ATI TEAS assessment published by Assessment
Technologies Institute, LLC (ATI). The ATI TEAS assesses the students' skills in
the areas of reading, math, science and English and language usage. Research
has shown that there is a direct correlation between ATI TEAS scores and a
student's preparedness for early academic success in a nursing program. You can
register to take the TEAS exam at the ATI
website. If you have taken the TEAS V within the last two years, we will also accept that score. However, students who have not taken the TEAS must take the ATI TEAS (the sixth edition of the test).
Your TEAS assessment must meet the following
comply with clinical agency contracts, each accepted student must
complete a packet of annual requirements. Students who are accepted
to the program will receive this detailed packet. An Information Session will
be held to answer all questions regarding these requirements. Completion of
this packet is not part of the application process.
The packet may include:
**The MBSON cannot be held responsible for technical problems. If you are having trouble with the application, try a different browser (Google Chrome and Firefox are the preferred browsers). If you are unsure if your application was submitted correctly, you should call the SON at 864-503-5441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admissions Office: 864-503-5246 Financial Aid Office: 864-503-5340 Mary Black School of Nursing: 864-503-5441
BSN (Four-Year Track) Application Instructions Currently Accepting Applications for Spring 2018Priority DeadlinesMay 31 for spring applicationsDecember 20 for fall applications
Nursing Student Handbook
Prerequisites for Four-Year Track
Prerequisites for RN-BSN Track
FAQ: Four-Year Track
Mary Black School of Nursing
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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