Nursing Schools in South Carolina - SC

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South Carolina nursing schools are struggling to graduate enough nurses to keep up with demand each year. New nurses as well as nurses with advanced education are needed to fill vacancies at hospitals and nursing schools. The shortage of nursing faculty at South Carolina nursing schools is one of the roots of the nursing shortage South Carolina is facing. There are not enough nursing faculty to teach and graduate the number of nurses needed to meet the demand. Hundreds of South Carolina nursing school applicants are turned away each year because of this.

Update: Much has been done to address the faculty situation in South Carolina and the future is becoming brighter. The downturn in the economy definitely has had its impact on the field of nursing. Nurses who had been in retirement came out so that they could supplement their retirement or the financial loss from a spouse losing his or her job. This has been frustrating for new nursing school graduates in South Carolina. Nursing organizations on the national level feel that this will come full circle as the economy begins to rebound. there really is no reason to delay nursing school or pursue some other path that doesn't match your goals. Learn more in this article Becoming a Nurse in South Carolina.

Online Nursing Schools in South Carolina

We have dedicated this website to helping those individuals looking to attend nursing school in South Carolina. We feature online nursing programs that are CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) accredited. If you are a registered nurse seeking an RN to BSN, RN to MSN or MSN, live in a rural area of South Carolina or have been looking for a nursing program that is not waitlisting qualified applicants we have a nursing program for you. The featured online nursing programs offer flexible programs so that you can maintain your work life balance while also reaching your educational goals. It is worth your while to know all your options so, request information from the featured online nursing programs we offer in the state of South Carolina.

South Carolina Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information 

Nurses in South Carolina are highly sought after by hospitals and other health care related facilities. Though the state is not experiencing as large of a nursing shortage as other nearby states, the demand for highly educated nurses will continue. Neighboring states will most likely direct recruiting efforts toward South Carolina nursing school graduates creating many more job opportunities for registered nurses. Really, there has not been a better time to pursue or advance your career in nursing and this is the place to start.

According indeed.com, as of 4/30/07, the average annual salary of registered nurse job openings in South Carolina was $43,000. Salary.com reports that the median annual salary for a staff nurse (RN) in Charleston, SC is $56,450, in Greenville, SC $56,796, in Spartanburg, SC $55,179.

Featured Campus Based South Carolina Nursing Schools

South University

South University has a campus located in Columbia, SC. They offer an RN to BSN program accredited by the NLNAC.

ADN Programs Approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing

Aiken Technical College
2276 Jefferson Davis Highway
Aiken, SC 29802
PH: 803-593-9954 Ext. 1491

Central Carolina Technical College
506 North Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
PH: 803-778-1961
Florence-Darlington Technical College
320 West Cheves Street
Florence, SC 29502
PH: 843-661-8324
Greenville Technical College
620 South Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29606
PH: 864-250-8382
Horry-Georgetown Technical College - Grand Strand Campus
743 Hemlock Avenue
Myrtle Beach, SC 29557
PH: 843-477-0808
Midlands Technical College
1260 Lexington Avenue
Columbia, SC 29202
PH: 803-822-3334
Northeastern Technical College
1201 Chesterfield Highway
Cheraw, SC 29520
PH: 843-921-6900
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
3250 Saint Matthews Road
Orangeburg, SC 29118
PH: 803-535-1354
Piedmont Technical College
620 North Emerald Road
Greenwood, SC 29648
PH: 864-941-8724
Spartanburg Community College
Spartanburg, SC 29305
PH: 864-592-4871
Technical College of the Low Country
921 Ribaut Road
Beaufort, SC 29901
PH: 843-525-8267
Tri-County Technical College
7900 Highway 76
Pendleton, SC 29670
PH: 864-646-1343
Trident Technical College
7000 Rivers Avenue
Charleston, SC 29423
PH: 843-574-6138

York Technical College/USC Lancaster
452 South Anderson Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
PH: 803-981-7067

   

(Source: South Carolina Board of Nursing)

BSN Programs Approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing

South University

South University has a campus located in Columbia, SC. They offer a BSN program accredited by the NLNAC and approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing.

Bob Jones University
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville SC 29614
PH: 864-242-5100 Ext. 2250
Charleston Southern University
9200 University Blvd
Charleston SC 29423
PH: (843) 863-7075
Clemson University
510 Edwards Hall
Clemson SC 29634
PH: 864-656-7622
Francis Marion University
4822 East Palmetto Street
Florence SC 29501
PH: 843-661-1690
Lander University
320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood SC 29649
PH: 864-388-8337

Medical University of South Carolina
99 Jonathan Lucas Street
Charleston SC 29425
PH: 843-792-3941

Newberry College
2100 College Street
Newberry SC 29108
PH: 803-321-5010

South Carolina State University
300 College Street, NE
Orangeburg SC 29117
Phone: 803-533-3678

University of South Carolina-Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken SC 29801
PH: 803-641-3263
University of South Carolina - Beaufort
1 University Blvd.
Bluffton, SC 29909
PH: 843-208-8104
University of South Carolina
1601 Greene Street
Columbia SC 29208
PH: 803-777-3861
University of South Carolina - Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg SC 29303
PH: 864-503-5444

(Source: South Carolina Board of Nursing)

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