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Accredited Nursing Schools in South Carolina

In South Carolina and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in South Carolina accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and South Carolina campus locations, then request free information from any or all South Carolina nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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South Carolina Nursing Schools No classes to attend, complete virtually 100% of your coursework from the comfort of your home. Currently licensed LPN's and RN's in South Carolina are pre-approved for financing. Fast-track options are available for most South Carolina nursing programs, however, you can complete your coursework at your own pace. Academic advisors are available 8am to 11pm Monday through Friday, and The College Network guarantees your academic success. Currently The College Network education partners are the National League for Nursing, Angelo State University, Bellevue University, Boston University, Cornell University, Deaconess College, Indiana State University, Regis University, Salve Regina University, University of Southern California, and Vicennes University. The first step to advancing your nursing career is to request free information from The College Network.

South Carolina Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

South Carolina Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in South Carolina

RNs: Prospective registered nurses in South Carolina must first pursue and complete an education at a state-approved nursing program. Upon completion, RNs must then take the mandatory NCLEX-RN examination. This is the final step in the application process. RNs who pass the test are eligible to apply for RN licensure. The state of South Carolina employs approximately 38,020 RNs, with an average annual salary of about $59,680.

LPNs: The first step in the LPN application process is to obtain a nursing education from an accredited institution. Most students complete the LPN in 18 months or less. The next step is to successfully pass the NCLEX-PN examination. Prospective LPNs who pass the test are eligible to apply for the LPN license. There are approximately 9,960 LPNs working in South Carolina, with an average annual salary of $37,450.

The Best Cities in South Carolina for Nursing Jobs

  • Charleston. Charleston sits at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers, which converge at the Atlantic Ocean. Picturesque location aside, Charleston is also boasts a nationally acclaimed arts and culture heritage. It was named No. 7 in the U.S. for Arts & Culture. This city plays host to many of South Carolina’s major hospitals. It is a major component of the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area. The assortment of bars, clubs, eateries, and art galleries help energize the economy in this major city.
    • RNs: The Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area employs approximately 8,330 RNs with the average annual salary coming up to $64,850.
    • LPNS: There are approximately 1,210 LPNs working in this area, with an average annual salary of $39,040.
  • Columbia. Possessing the largest population in the state of South Carolina–the 2010 U.S. Census places its population at 129,000–it comes as little surprise that Columbia plays host to many or the state’s top hospitals. Columbia has a strong and diversified economy, fueled primarily by a heavy concentration of corporate headquarters and service industries. The city is home to the state’s only Fortune 500 Company, SCANA Corporation. Columbia was named among the "40 strongest metro economies" in the nation by Business Week magazine.
    • RNs: Columbia employs about 7,740 RNs with the average salary coming up to approximately $59,830 annually.
    • LPNS: Columbia employs about 1,920 LPNs with the average salary coming up to approximately $39,670 annually.
  • Florence. Florence, in its early days, was primarily a railroad hub city. It has since blossomed into a major healthcare industry, with three major hospitals. With such a vibrant medical community, Florence is a good fit for nursing professionals.
    • RNs: Florence employs approximately 2,560 RNs, with the average annual salary coming up to $58,360.
    • LPNS: Florence employs approximately 1,010 LPNs, with the average annual salary coming up to $36,250.

Major Hospitals in South Carolina

  • Medical University of South Carolina. Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC is ranked as one of the best hospitals in the state. U.S. News ranked it in six adult specialties and one pediatric specialty. This institution offers 680 licensed beds and provides general medical and surgical services to approximately 31,000 patients each year..
  • Palmetto Health. Palmetto Health is the largest not-for-profit network in Columbia, SC. Accredited by the Joint Commission (JC), Palmetto Health boasts six different medical facilities, including a teaching hospital and a children’s hospital. Palmetto employs 8,400 employees and offers 1,138 licensed beds..
  • Greenville Memorial Hospital. Greenville Memorial Hospital is a 701-bed medical and surgical facility based in Greenville, SC. U.S. News ranked this hospital in the Top 50 in three specialties, including: Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, and Heart & Heart Surgery. Greenville employs more than 1,800 registered nurses and nearly 500 physicians and dentists.
  • Carolinas Hospital. Carolinas Hospital features a state-of-the-art facility and quality health care. This health system employs approximately 1,800 skilled medical professionals, including RNs, LPNs, and specialized physicians.
  • McLeod Health. For more than a century, the medical community at McLeod Health has been fulfilling out Dr. F.H. McLeod’s vision of cutting-edge health services. This hospital is renowned for its top-notch trauma and emergency services.

Charleston Southern University Wingo School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1964
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.csuniv.edu

Clemson University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Clemson, South Carolina
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1889
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.clemson.edu

Lander University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Greenwood, South Carolina
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1872
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.lander.edu

Medical University of South Carolina School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1824
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.musc.edu

University of South Carolina School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1801
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.sc.edu

University of South Carolina Aiken School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Aiken, South Carolina
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1961
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.usca.edu

University of South Carolina Mary Black School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1967
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.uscupstate.edu