College of Nursing building


The MUSC College of Nursing has a long and distinguished history of more than 135 years preparing the finest professional nurses who care, cure, and create new knowledge in improving the health of individuals, families, and communities. 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. We educate more than 600 students each year who earn a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees and matriculate more Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Ph.D. students than any other nursing school in S.C. 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 only DNP degree with a palliative care concentration.

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 over $284 million in sponsored research in FY 2019, including $135 million from the NIH.

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.

Thank you for visiting the MUSC College of Nursing. We invite you to explore our website and read a welcome message from Dean Linda S. Weglicki.