MUSC College of Nursing


College of Nursing building

History and Vision

With the nation’s health care system amid constant change, the MUSC College of Nursing skillfully prepares its students for the evolving role of a nurse so that they can change what’s possible in the lives of their patients and the populations they serve. Because MUSC is the only integrated, academic health sciences center in South Carolina, we are in a unique position to give nursing students the opportunity to participate in genuinely interprofessional and clinical experiences not found anywhere else in the state.

Our Programs

We educate more than 600 students each year who earn baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Nearly half of our nursing students receive their education and training entirely through our academically and technologically advanced online program. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks our online graduate nursing program as one of the top in the country. We also boast the country’s first DNP degree with a palliative care concentration.

Nursing Research

The college possesses a strong nursing research program that ranks in the top 30 in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our researchers proudly contribute through collaborations with colleagues across MUSC's campus in being recognized as one of the top 100 universities in the country for funding with a record of more than $298 million in research funding in Fiscal Year 2022.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Nursing, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB), is committed to promoting equity, access, and inclusion among students, faculty, and staff. Nursing knowledge and practice must be sufficiently broad in perspective and content to meet the requirements of a diverse, multicultural population. We, therefore, work to foster a climate that is welcoming and respectful of all individuals and groups.

Careers at MUSC Nursing

CON faculty

Change what’s possible in the lives of patients and actively shape the health care professionals of tomorrow.

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College of Nursing Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program, master's degree program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the MUSC College of Nursing are accredited by:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Phone: 202-887-6791

Undergraduate Program

The Undergraduate Program is fully approved by:

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Board of Nursing
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive, Suite 202
Columbia, SC 29210

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 12387
Columbia, SC 29211-2367

Phone: 803-896-4550
FAX: 803-896-4525

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner track of the masters program is fully approved by:

National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses
800 South Frederick Avenue, Suite 104,
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150.

Phone: 888-641-2767
FAX: 301-330-1504