Established in 1883, the MUSC College of Nursing has a long and distinguished history of 135 years preparing exceptional professional nurses who care, cure and create new knowledge in improving the health of individuals, families and communities. We educate more than 570 students each year who earn baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Nearly half of our nursing students receive their education and training entirely through our academically and technologically advanced online program.
In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked our online graduate nursing program No. 3 in the country and it has held one of the top three spots in the nation five years in a row. The college also possesses a strong nursing research program and currently ranks 13th in NIH funding among colleges of nursing across the country. With more than $8.3 million secured in total funding last year, the college is the highest ranked college of nursing in South Carolina, and the third highest in the southeast in federal research funding.