Getting Ready for School

Course Registration

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program is a full-time, on-campus program. The college's Office of Student Services will register you for your fall courses based upon the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program plan of study.

Please carefully review your plan of study. Make sure to double check your schedule each semester throughout the program to ensure that you are taking the correct classes. Please contact Alicia Garcia if you determine that there is a problem with your course schedule.

 

Academic Calendar

 

Spring 2020 Course Schedule

The accelerated BSN degree program is a full-time program with classroom and clinical experiences each semester. It is essential that you have a flexible schedule in order to meet your learning needs. The spring 2020 schedule will be available on our website approximately two months before classes begin. Students should expect to have classes on Mondays and Tuesdays, and clinicals or labs on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Clinical Assignments

Approximately two weeks before the start of each semester clinical groups will be announced. Expect to receive an email from Kaleigh Larson, clinical education manager, about your assignment. She is your point of contact should you have any specific concerns about your assignment. If you have a question about a course, please contact the faculty assigned to the course. All faculty members can be found in the Faculty Directory.

Student Handbook

Once you receive your NetID and password from MUSC Information Services you will be able to access the CON Student Handbook. All students are required to review the CON Student Handbook. After reviewing the handbook, students must complete the Handbook Acknowledgment and Understanding form (found on p. 33 of the handbook) and upload the form to E-Value. (Please note: You cannot access the student handbook until you receive your MUSC Net ID and Password.) 

You are obligated to follow the MUSC Honor Code. As future nurses, it should go without saying that we expect you to proceed through the program with integrity, honesty, and focus on your success. (More information about E-Value will be explained later). 

Textbooks

The College of Nursing Booklist for fall 2019 will be posted in July 2019 (approximately one month prior to the beginning of the semester). Typically, students order books through online publishers like Amazon. Books also can be purchased through the MUSC Bookstore during New Student Orientation. When available, faculty try to make an effort to adopt E-Books to provide students with a broader range of resources and a lesser price. There will be adequate time to order required textbooks before the start of classes. We advise students to purchase only the required books for the first semester. Faculty will recommend text that is not required but provides students with additional resources that may help them to be more successful in the program; however, we suggest that students wait until classes begin before purchasing recommended books and other resources. Additionally, it is helpful to become familiar with the class content and identify your specific learning needs before purchasing recommended books.