Application for the College of Nursing


Approximately 550 undergraduate and graduate students study with an outstanding clinical faculty in an academic health science center environment. Located in the geographic center of campus adjacent to the MUSC Hospital and the other colleges, the College of Nursing is well equipped with clinical and research laboratories. Opportunities for clinical experience in the MUSC Hospital, private, county, and military hospitals, community health agencies, clinics, day care centers, and gerontology facilities provide students with rich backgrounds, preparing them to meet the health care needs throughout the Southeast.

Choose a program

The College of Nursing offers many options to meet the needs of applicants at all levels.

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (On-campus)
For individuals who are not currently a registered nurse.

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online)
For registered nurses seeking a BSN 

Post-BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (Online) 
For BSN prepared registered nurses seeking a Master of Science and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, and for MSN prepared advanced practice registered nurses seeking a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Post-MSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice Online

For MSN prepared advanced practice registered nurses seeking a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. In addition, a specific track in Palliative Care is available for post-MSN or post-DNP acute or primary care nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. 

Post-MSN Certificate (Online) 

For acute or primary care certified nurse practitioners or psychiatric mental health certified clinical nurse specialists. 

Doctor of Philosophy-Nursing curriculum (Online)

For nurses or applicants with health-related work experience who want to pursue a career of scientific inquiry, scholarship, and professional leadership.