There are 25 accredited nursing schools in South Carolina in our database, with varying degree levels.

South Carolina has run into considerable problems when it comes to the worldwide nurse shortage, largely due to poor communication between the medical industry and prospective nursing students in the state.

Though many South Carolina schools have wait lists for their nursing programs, many others do not, and there are still jobs available for qualified nursing professionals upon graduating and being licensed.


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Since large schools and state hospitals get the bulk of new nursing students and freshly graduated nurses, they may not always have spots open. This doesn’t mean that South Carolina’s many smaller schools and community hospitals don’t, however. There are still plenty of good medical programs in South Carolina that don’t have waitlists, and lots of small doctors’ offices, emergency clinics, fertility clinics, and other medical facilities that are in need of good nurses.

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Nursing Degrees by Program in South Carolina

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Career Options for South Carolina Nurses

South Carolina may have a low patient to nurse ratio, but that doesn’t mean that South Carolina can’t use any more nurses. Just like almost everywhere else, there is considerable variation in nursing salaries across South Carolina. A registered nurse in Charleston can look forward to a median annual salary of $61,129, while a nurse in Sumter will only end up pulling in $59,420, and a nurse in Greenville will earn a median salary of $62,444. These are all medians, meaning that they’re the numbers in the middle of a broader range- the truth is, nursing salaries in South Carolina can go all the way from around $48,000 up to nearly $75,000. All figures are from the BLS.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

South Carolina’s Board of Nursing handles everything to do with nursing in the state, from licensing to educational requirements. It’s an important resource for nurses and nursing students that need information on approved nursing schools and programs in South Carolina, licensing and examinations, and more. The South Carolina Board of Nursing can be reached on their website, or at 110 Centerview Drive, Suite 202, Columbia, SC, 29210.

Nursing Scholarships & Grants Info for South Carolina

Following are examples of nursing scholarships and grants for nursing students in South Carolina.

South Carolina Nurses Foundation, Inc.
Nursing students attending accredited nursing programs in South Carolina may be eligible for nursing scholarships from the Foundation.  There are multiple scholarship programs such as the Virginia C. Phillips Scholarship and the Palmetto Gold Undergraduate Scholarship.  Each scholarship opportunity has specific eligibility and submission requirements. Award amounts vary. Submission deadline is mid-May annually.  For current applications and guidelines, contact the Foundation at 1821 Gadsden Street, Columbia, SC 29201 or by calling (803) 252-4781.

The Reese & Sis Hart Foundation
Undergraduate and graduate nursing students in South Carolina may apply to the Foundation for nursing scholarships.  Scholarships are awarded based on academic scores and letters of recommendation.  Award amounts range from $2,500 to $7,000.  Submission deadlines change annually.  For current applications and guidelines, contact the Foundation at 621 Crystal Lane, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 or by calling (843) 907-9460.

University of South Carolina
The College of Nursing administers over 50 scholarship programs for nursing students.  Examples of nursing scholarships include the Lois Widing Nursing Scholarship and the Columbia Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need.  Award amounts vary depending upon the specific scholarship. Applications are due by mid-February annually.  For more information, nursing students can call the College of Nursing at (803) 777-0937.

Cox Foundation
Children of full-time Cox Industries, Inc. employees in South Carolina are eligible to apply for nursing scholarships.  Scholarships are awarded based on academic scores and financial need.  Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.  Applications are due at the Foundation by the end of January annually.  For more information, including application and guidelines, contact the Foundation, c/o Cox Wood Preserving Company, P.O. Box 1124, Orangeburg, SC 29116.  You can call the Foundation at (803) 534-7467.

The Bailey Foundation
The Foundation offers scholarships to high school students graduating from Laurens High School and Clinton High School in South Carolina.  Students must be accepted to an accredited four-year program, including nursing schools.  Scholarships are awarded based on academic scores and financial need.  Awards range from $2,500 to $5,000.  Applications must be submitted to the Foundation by mid-April annually.  Application forms are available at the respective high schools guidance offices.  Completed applications should be mailed to the Foundation at P.O. Box 494, Clinton, SC 29325.  For additional information, call the Foundation at (864) 938-2632.

Central Carolina Community Foundation
The Foundation administers nearly 30 scholarship programs, including the Bobbi Rossi Memorial Scholarship which provides nursing scholarships to students attending the University of South Carolina’s College of Nursing.  Each scholarship program has separate eligibility and submission requirements.  For current applications and guidelines, contact the Foundation at 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 213, Columbia, SC 29204 or by calling (803) 254-5601.

List of Nursing Schools & Accredited Programs in South Carolina

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South Carolina Nursing Schools

Aiken Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
2276 Jefferson Davis Highway
Graniteville, South Carolina 29829
Phone:(803) 593-9231
Website: www.atc.edu

Aiken Technical College is a 2-year, public institution.

Bob Jones University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Accreditation: Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)
1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard,
Greenville, South Carolina 29614-0001
Phone:(864) 242-5100
Website: www.bju.edu
Bob Jones University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Central Carolina Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
506 N Guignard Dr
Sumter, South Carolina 29150-2499
Phone:(803) 778-1961
Website: www.cctech.edu
Central Carolina Technical College is a 2-year, public institution.

Charleston Southern University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Nurse Educator
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
9200 University Blvd
Charleston, South Carolina 29410-8087
Phone:(843) 863-7000
Website: www.csuniv.edu
Charleston Southern University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Clemson University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Adult/Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialists
Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Child/Adolescent Clinical Nurse Specialists
Family Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Administrator
Nurse Educator
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
411 Edwards Hall
Clemson, South Carolina 29634
Phone:(864) 656-1437
Website: www.clemson.edu
Clemson University is a 4-year, public institution.

Denmark Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: South Carolina Board of Nursing
1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd
Denmark, South Carolina 29042
Phone:(803) 793-5176
Website: www.denmarktech.edu
Denmark Technical College is a 2-year, public institution.

Florence-Darlington Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
2715 W. Lucas Street
Florence, South Carolina 29501
Phone:(843) 661-8324
Phone: (800) 228-5745
Website: www.fdtc.edu
Florence-Darlington Technical College is a 2-year, public institution.

Francis Marion University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
4822 East Palmetto Street
P.O. Box 10057
Florence, South Carolina 29506
Phone:(843) 661-1362
Phone: (800) 368-7551
Website: www.fmarion.edu
Francis Marion University is a 4-year, public institution.

Greenville Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
620 S Pleasantburg Dr
P.O. Box 5616
Greenville, South Carolina 29607-2418
Phone:(864) 250-8111
Website: www.gvltec.edu
Greenville Technical College is a 2-year, public institution.

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
2050 Highway 501 East
Conway, South Carolina 29526
Phone:(843) 347-3186
Website: www.hgtc.edu
Horry-Georgetown Technical College is a 2-year, public institution.

Lander University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood, South Carolina 29649-2099
Phone:(864) 388-8000
Website: www.lander.edu
Lander University is a 4-year, public institution.

Medical University of South Carolina

Nursing Programs Offered:
Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Nurse Anesthesia
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
151 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, South Carolina 29425
Phone:(843) 792-3326
Website: www.musc.edu
Medical University of South Carolina is a 4-year, public institution.

Midlands Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
1260 Lexington Drive
P.O. Box 2408
Columbia, South Carolina 29202
Phone:(803) 738-8324
Website: www.midlandstech.edu
Midlands Technical College is a 2-year, public institution.

Newberry College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
2100 College St
Newberry, South Carolina 29108
Phone:(803) 276-5010
Phone: (800) 845 4955
Website: www.newberry.edu
Newberry College is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution.

Northeastern Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) to Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
1201 Chesterfield Hwy
Cheraw, South Carolina 29520-1007
Phone:(843) 921-6900
Phone: (800) 921-79-399
Website: www.netc.edu
Northeastern Technical College is a 2-year, public institution.

Piedmont Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) to Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
620 North Emerald Road
Greenwood, South Carolina 29646
Phone:(864) 941-8324
Phone: (800) 868-5528
Website: www.ptc.edu
Piedmont Technical College is a 2-year, public institution.

South Carolina State University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
300 College St Nurse Educator
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117-0001
Phone:(803) 536-7000
Phone: (800) 260-5956
Website: www.scsu.edu
South Carolina State University is a 4-year, public institution.

South University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)
Accreditation: South Carolina Board of Nursing
9 Science Court
Columbia, South Carolina 29203
Phone:(803) 799-9082
Phone:(866) 629-3031
Website: www.southuniversity.edu
South University is a 4-year, private for-profit institution.

Spartanburg Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
800 Brisack Road
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303
Phone:(864) 592-4800
Phone:(866) 591-3700
Website: www.sccsc.edu
Spartanburg Community College is a 2-year, public institution.

Technical College of the Lowcountry

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
921 Ribaut Road
Beaufort, South Carolina 29901-1288
Phone:(843) 525-8211
Website: www.tcl.edu
Technical College of the Lowcountry is a 2-year, public institution.

Tri-County Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
7900 U.S. Hwy 76
P.O. Box 587
Pendleton, South Carolina 29670
Phone:(864) 646-1500
Website: www.tctc.edu
Tri-County Technical College is a 2-year, public institution.

Trident Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) TO Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
7000 Rivers Avenue
P.O. Box 118067
Charleston, South Carolina 29423-8067
Phone:(843) 574-6111
Phone:(877) 349-7184
Website: www.tridenttech.edu
Trident Technical College is a 2-year, public institution.

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Acute Care Clinical Nurse
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
PhD in Nursing
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
Phone:(803) 777-7000
Website: www.sc.edu
University of South Carolina-Columbia is a 4-year, public institution.

Williamsburg Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
601 Martin Luther King Jr Ave
Kingstree, South Carolina 29556-4197
Phone:(843) 355-4110
Website: www.wiltech.edu
Williamsburg Technical College is a 2-year, public institution.

York Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
452 S Anderson Rd
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
Phone:(803) 327-8000
Website: www.yorktech.com
York Technical College is a 2-year, public institution.


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