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Admissions

Nursing

MUSC College of Nursing takes a holistic approach to admissions decisions. Application requirements for each program vary and can be found by selecting the appropriate program below.

RN-BSN
Accelerated-BSN
DNP-APRN
PhD

MUSC College of Nursing participates in an online Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS) to receive applications. You must create an account, search for this program for your intended semester of entry, and complete the required steps to apply online. All application materials must be submitted through NursingCAS.

A supplemental university application, through MUSC’s Office of Enrollment Management, is also required. We encourage applicants to finish the application within NursingCAS before submitting the supplemental MUSC application.

Questions about or programs can be directed to the College of Nursing Student Services Team at 843-792-8515.
Questions about the admissions process can be directed to the Office of Enrollment Management Admissions team at 843-792-2356 or the Office of Enrollment Management Admissions team email.

State Authorization
MUSC College of Nursing online programs are approved to offer distance education to students in all SARA states and California. Additional information can be found here.

Professional Licensure
The Board of Nursing for each state dictates licensure requirements for Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. MUSC College of Nursing applicants should familiarize themselves with the requirements for the state(s) in which they intend to practice using the links below. Additional questions may be directed to the Director of Student Services and Alumni Affairs: Jessica Williams

The MUSC College of Nursing BSN and DNP programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). BSN graduates are eligible to sit for national licensure (NCLEX-RN) and DNP graduates are eligible to sit for national certification (ANCC, AANP, PNCB) in their specified track (A/GNP, FNP, PMHNP, PNP). Passing these exams meet the requirements for professional licensure in South Carolina but other states may have additional requirements.

Out-of-state Clinical Experiences
Out-of-state applicants and students are responsible for contacting their State Board of Nursing to determine any requirements that are needed in order to complete clinical rotations as a distance student. The NCSBN provides a quick search of Prelicensure Distance Education Requirements per state. Students should notify their Program Director upon entry if there are requirements that our school must complete for Board of Nursing approval.