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Uncover your calling in one of the country’s leading nursing schools. U.S. News & World Report named our DNP and accelerated BSN programs No. 1 in South Carolina and No. 22 nationally for 2024. Our RN to BSN program, meanwhile, ranked at No. 4 for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. Beyond numbers, all bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs incorporate palliative care training and are taught by skilled, practice-focused and research-helming educators who provide access to interprofessional and clinical opportunities found nowhere else in the state.

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Prepare to empower patients and promote evidence-based care. Look toward the next stage by applying to one of the College of Nursing’s degree or certificate programs.

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TOEFL Scores
The score report of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for all applicants whose native language is not English. A TOEFL score of at least 80 is required.

International Applicants
MUSC College of Nursing degree programs are unable to admit international students requiring an F-1 visa. Applications will only be accepted from U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or those holding other valid nonimmigrant visa classifications that allow participation in lawful study while in the United States.

Professional Licensure
The Board of Nursing for each state dictates licensure requirements for Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. MUSC College of Nursing applicants should familiarize themselves with the requirements for the state(s) in which they intend to practice using the links below. The MUSC College of Nursing BSN and DNP programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). BSN graduates are eligible to sit for national licensure (NCLEX-RN) and DNP graduates are eligible to sit for national certification (ANCC, AANP, PNCB) in their specified track (A/GNP, FNP, PMHNP, PNP). Passing these exams meet the requirements for professional licensure in South Carolina but other states may have additional requirements.
RN Licensure
APRN Licensure

State Authorization
MUSC College of Nursing online programs are approved to offer distance education to students in all SARA states and California. Additional information can be found here.

Out-of-state Clinical Experiences
Out-of-state applicants and students are responsible for contacting their State Board of Nursing to determine any requirements that are needed in order to complete clinical rotations as a distance student. The NCSBN provides a quick search of Prelicensure Distance Education Requirements per state. Students should notify their Program Director upon entry if there are requirements that our school must complete for Board of Nursing approval. Currently, we cannot accept applications from students from Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and Louisiana.
Out of State Applicants