South Carolina Nursing Schools

Explore Nursing in South Carolina

The demand for nurses in South Carolina is growing and spreads transversely throughout all healthcare facilities, although the deficit is distinctly pronounced in hospitals, physician’s offices, outpatient care centers, ambulatory surgical facilities, and emergency centers.  Across South Carolina, hospitals are experiencing an insufficiency in registered nurses. In order to appeal to qualified registered nurses and to retain valuable staff, hospitals in the state commonly offer generous incentives such as sign-on bonuses, family-oriented schedules, and endowed training. Commonly, South Carolina nurses with a bachelor’s degree or higher receive preferential employment over those without, as advanced practice nurses can assist in the growing number of multifaceted procedures. Compensation for South Carolinian advanced practice nurses is generally higher than the national average. The need for advanced practice specialty nurses spans to nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners and midwives as well, with the highest concentration needed in inner cities and rural areas.

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About South Carolina

The Province of South Carolina has historically innovative and boasts a number of the nation’s accomplished “firsts.”  For example, South Carolina was the first of the thirteen colonies to liberate itself from the British Crown during the Revolutionary War, as well as the first state to endorse the Articles of Confederation and later was the first state to vote for separation from the Union in 1860 before being readmitted in 1868. The capital of “The Palmetto State” is Columbia, which is also the biggest city. The geography of the Coastal Plain state of South Carolina is eclectic and ranges from salt marshes and estuaries on the coasts, sand dunes, rolling hills, rivers, the Blue Ridge Mountain range, forests, and farmland. South Carolina’s economic prosperity is due in part to the state’s booming textile industry, military bases, and tourism. South Carolina has no state property tax nor does it have local income tax, inventory tax, nor wholesale tax, though it does impose a very limited sales tax.

Change in nursing jobs in the future

2012

42,330

2020

53,180

$56,250

Avg. Salary

52

Number of nursing programs in state

62

Number of hospitals in state

23

Number of nursing schools in state

Nursing programs offered in South Carolina

  • Charleston Southern University +
    • Programs Offered

      • BS in Nursing
      • RN to BSN
      • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education

      Accreditation

      NLNAC

  • Clemson University +
    • Programs Offered

      • BS in Nursing
      • BS for RNs
      • MS in Nursing
      • PhD in Healthcare Genetics

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Francis Marion University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Pre-Licensure BSN Track
      • RN to BSN Track
      • MSN - Nurse Practitioner Program
      • MSN - Nurse Educator Program

      Accreditation

      NLNAC

  • South Carolina State University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Pre-Licensure/Generic Curriculum Plan
      • LPN-BSN
      • RN-BSN

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • University of South Carolina +
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • MSN - AGACNP
      • MSN - Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner
      • Post-Master's Certificate Primary Care
      • Post-Master's Certificate - Acute Care
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science (PhD)

      Accreditation

      CCNE