Accelerated BSN

Application Process

MUSC College of Nursing participates in an online Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS) to receive applications. You must create an account, search for this program for your intended semester of entry, and complete the required steps to apply online. All application materials must be submitted through NursingCAS

The application is to be supported with:

  • Official transcripts of all collegiate course work completed
  • 3 reference forms included with the application
  • 100 word essay
  • Résumé
  • Criminal background check and drug screen

A supplemental university application, through MUSC’s Office of Enrollment Management, is also required. We encourage applicants to finish the application within NursingCAS before submitting the supplemental MUSC application.

Applicants to the ABSN program must have at least sixty (60) semester hours of prerequisite course work and three of the four required science courses completed at the time of application. The preferred minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in prerequisite courses. Please review all admission requirements prior to applying.

 Fall and Spring admission
August 15 – Spring (Priority) 
October 31 – Spring
November 15 – Fall (Priority)
January 15 – Fall

Admissions decisions are offered approximately a month and a half after each deadline.

 For Admissions questions, contact the MUSC Office of Enrollment Management at 843-792-2536 or the Office of Enrollment Management Admissions team email.

Accelerated BSN Student Confirmation Fee
The Accelerated BSN program at MUSC is one of the top programs in the country with a competitive entry, particularly for out-of-state students. Because there is a large out-of-state applicant pool and we have limited enrollment, we must be assured that those out-of-state students who are accepted into our program actually attend. Therefore, all out-of-state students who matriculate are required to pay a one-time, non-refundable confirmation fee of $1,000 that will be applied directly to the student’s first-semester tuition charges. The deposit confirms the intention of the accepted out-of-state applicant to enroll and secures a place in the Accelerated BSN program. The confirmation fee for accepted out-of-state students is due by the date stipulated in the program acceptance letter and is non-refundable. If a student pays the confirmation fee and does not enroll in the program, the confirmation fee is forfeited. 

International Applicants
MUSC’s 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. MUSC College of Nursing applicants should familiarize themselves with the requirements for the state(s) in which they intend to practice using the links the RN Licensure. The MUSC College of Nursing BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). BSN graduates are eligible to sit for national licensure (NCLEX-RN). Passing this exam meets the requirements for professional licensure in South Carolina but other states may have additional requirements.