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Baccalaureate Degree Program Advisement (4-Year Track)

As a BSN student or pre-BSN student, you will be assigned to an academic advisor.  Please check VIP to find the name of your advisor. All of the nursing advisors offices are located in the Health Education Complex. Your advisor will also be available to you for questions or concerns you may have during the year. Advisors' office hours are posted next to their office doors.

Each semester there is a pre-registration period for current USC Upstate students to sign up for the next semester's classes. Notices of advisement and registration periods are posted on campus during the months of October and March. You are responsible for looking for these notices and for making an appointment with your academic advisor to schedule classes for the next semester. Each advisor will have a "sign-up sheet" posted next to their office door listing times and dates they will be available to meet with you.

Once you sign up for an appointment, it is very important that you keep it. However, if you need to cancel the appointment, you will need to sign up for another time during the same week.

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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