RN Programs in South Carolina

All of the RN Programs in South Carolinareflect  the two possible ways to become a Registered Nurse in the state. One way is to complete a two-year Associate Degree program. The other way is to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Both of these RN programs qualify graduates to take the NCLEX-RN exam that is required for licensure. Licensure is needed before a nursing graduate can work as an RN.

RN Licensure in South Carolina

Graduates of accredited RN programs must apply for their license in the state where they reside and will work. Before the license is issued, the graduate must pass the NCLEX-RN.

South Carolina RN Registry

South Carolina Board of Nurses

Synergy Business Park, Suite 202

Kingstree Building

110 Centerview Drive

Columbia, SC 29210


RN Jobs and Salary in South Carolina

Registered Nurses work in many different healthcare industries, including private clinics, elementary schools, chemical factories, correctional facilities, hotels and other worksites in the community. Here are a few locations that Registered Nurses are employed in South Carolina:

Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Charleston

Select Medical Corporation, Greenville

Department of Veterans Affairs, Columbia

Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Beaufort

Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia

Transitions Hospice Care, North Charleston

Greenville Hospital System, Greenville

Bon Secours Health System, Greenville

A Registered Nurse in South Carolina earns an average annual salary of $57,500.

RN Programs in South Carolina

RN programs in South Carolina are very different in their admission policies. Some technical or community colleges accept students who are high school graduates or who have their GED. They may require pre-nursing courses to be completed before admission to the RN program, and a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or 2.5 must be earned.

There are also two-year RN programs that are much stricter in their admission policies. Each program that you may be interested in should be contacted to see what their requirements are. Some Associate Degree programs are willing to work with students to enable them to succeed in college.

The following RN programs lead to an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN).

Aiken Technical College

Department of Nursing

2276 Jefferson Davis Highway

P.O. Drawer 696

Aiken, SC 29802


Central Carolina Technical College

Department of Nursing

133 South Main Street

Sumter, SC 29150


Florence-Darlington Technical College

Department of Nursing

320 West Cheves Street

P.O. Box 100548

Florence, SC 29502


Fortis College

Department of Nursing

246 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 101

Columbia, SC 29210


Greenville Technical College

Department of Nursing

620 South Pleasantburg Drive

P.O. Box 5616

Greenville, SC 29606


Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Department of Nursing

Grand Strand Campus

743 Hemlock Avenue

Myrtle Beach, SC 29557


Midlands Technical College

Department of Nursing

1260 Lexington Avenue

P.O. Box 2408

Columbia, SC 29202


Northeastern Technical College

Department of Nursing

1201 Chesterfield Highway

P.O. Drawer 1007

Cheraw, SC 29520


Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

Department of Nursing

3250 Saint Matthews Road

Orangeburg, SC 29118


Piedmont Technical College

Department of Nursing

620 North Emerald Road

Greenwood, SC 29648


Spartanburg Community College

Department of Nursing

P.O. Box 4386

Spartanburg, SC 29305


Technical College of the Low Country

Department of Nursing

921 Ribaut Road

P.O. Box 1288

Beaufort, SC 29901


Tri-County Technical College

Department of Nursing

7900 Highway 76

P.O. Box 487

Pendleton, SC 29670


Trident Technical College

Department of Nursing

7000 Rivers Avenue

P.O. Box 118067

Charleston, SC 29423


York Technical College/USC Lancaster

Department of Nursing

452 South Anderson Road

Rock Hill, SC 29730


Four-year BSN programs usually require that students have a college preparatory background from their high school classes. They may require a 2.5 or even better GPA in these classes, as well as satisfactory ACT and SAT scores. They usually expect a minimum ACT score of at least 20 and a minimum SAT score of 1,000. Some programs are very selective and only accept a few of the applicants who would like to get into their program. The following RN programs lead to a BSN:


Bob Jones University

Department of Nursing

1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.

Greenville, SC 29614


Charleston Southern University

Department of Nursing

Derry Patterson Wingo School of Nursing

9200 University Blvd.

P.O. Box 118087

Charleston, SC 29423


Clemson University

Division of Nursing

510 Edwards Hall

Clemson, SC 29634


Francis Marion University

Department of Nursing

4822 East Palmetto Street

P.O. Box 100547

Florence, SC 29501


Lander University

Department of Nursing

320 Stanley Avenue

Greenwood, SC 29649


Medical University of South Carolina

College of Nursing

99 Jonathan Lucas Street

MSC 160

Charleston, SC 29425


Newberry College

Department of Nursing

2100 College Street

Newberry, SC 29108


South Carolina State University

Department of Nursing

300 College Street, NE

P.O. Box 7158

Orangeburg, SC 29117


South University

Department of Nursing

9 Science Court

Columbia, SC 29203


University of South Carolina-Aiken

Department of Nursing

471 University Parkway

Aiken, SC 29801


University of South Carolina-Beaufort

Department of Nursing

1 University Blvd.

Bluffton, SC 29909


University of South Carolina

Department of Nursing

1601 Greene Street

Columbia, SC 29208


University of South Carolina-Upstate

Department of Nursing

800 University Way

Spartanburg, SC 29303

For reviews and a full list of RN programs in the state, please visit Nursing Schools in South Carolina.