Whether you want to work in a more rural area or a big city, you should look at the accredited nursing degree programs in South Carolina. Designed for those who want to do more than just work with patients, these programs will teach you how to accomplish duties behind the scenes, including ensuring that your facility has all the supplies it needs, following the operating budget for the year and hiring nurses and other workers as needed. The top two programs of this type are in Columbia, one of the largest cities in southern America, and its size may increase the job opportunities open to you.


University of South Carolina – Columbia

College of Nursing

The University of South Carolina – Columbia goes by a few different names, including Carolina, USC and South Carolina. Established in 1801, this is the flagship campus in the USC school system. Washington Monthly, U.S. News & World Report, ARWU and Forbes all rank USC as one of the nation's top colleges, but it also ranks among the top schools around the world. Its graduate programs in nursing, social work, health care management and school psychology all rank among the nation's best, and some of its undergrad programs, including those in international business and insurance and risk management, also rank nationally.

MSN in Nursing Administration with a Focus in Organizational Leadership Online

If you want to earn your MSN but worry that it will take too much time, consider enrolling in the MSN in Nursing Administration with a Focus in Organizational Leadership Online available from the University of South Carolina. This program, which ranks as one of the top Master's in Nursing Administration degree programs in South Carolina, consists of 30 credits of work that you can complete in just 12 months. Some students may take up to 18 months to finish this program. Each course that you take is worth three credits and will run for just seven weeks. As the classes are more intensive, the university recommends that you take just one at a time. These courses include educational statistics, biostatistics, financing health care and research methods for nursing. The University of South Carolina expects all MSN online students to do a clinical research seminar and complete a thesis paper or project.


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 29208

(803) 777-0169


Your nursing degree and license will help you work with patients in a community clinic, hospital and a variety of other settings, but you should think about going back to school and finishing an MSN degree. Accredited nursing degree programs in South Carolina can significantly increase your annual salary and leave you more in demand.

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