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Although a two-year associate’s degree is sufficient to launch a registered nurse (RN) career, RN-to-BSN programs have gained popularity in recent years. These programs enable an existing RN with an associate’s degree to attain a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. With part-time, full-time, evening, and online options, RN-to-BSN programs are tailored to the needs of working nurses and build upon their existing skill sets and knowledge base.

While two additional years of schooling entails tangible costs, a BSN degree pays dividends in the long run. There is a growing employer preference for nurses educated at the baccalaureate level. This includes the major nursing employers in South Carolina, such as Piedmont Medical Center, East Cooper Regional Medical Center, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. In fact, studies have demonstrated that baccalaureate-prepared nurses are correlated with lower patient mortality rates, higher patient satisfaction score, and better outcomes of care in the facilities that employ them.

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A BSN also opens new doors to career advancement, including positions in management, research, and specialized nursing fields like midwifery and anesthesia. Finally, BSN-educated nurses develop an enhanced understanding of the healthcare system. This may translate into improved patient care and greater self-satisfaction, which can far outweigh any increase in monetary compensation.

Registered nurses are at the frontlines of a rapidly evolving healthcare system, one in which technology and aging populations will place greater demands on healthcare providers. South Carolina’s RNs can improve the quality of their patient care by enrolling in one of the RN-to-BSN programs listed below.

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Charleston

Medical University of South Carolina
179 Ashley Avenue | Charleston, South Carolina 29425
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Medical University of South Carolina 179 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, South Carolina 29425
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Columbia

University of South Carolina
902 Sumter Street | Columbia, South Carolina 29208
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
University of South Carolina 902 Sumter Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Greenville

Anderson University
316 Boulevard | Anderson, South Carolina 29621
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Clemson University
201 Sikes Hall | Clemson, South Carolina 29634
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Anderson University 316 Boulevard
Anderson, South Carolina 29621
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Clemson University 201 Sikes Hall
Clemson, South Carolina 29634
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Myrtle Beach / Conway area

Coastal Carolina University
103 Tom Trout Drive | Conway, South Carolina 29526
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Coastal Carolina University 103 Tom Trout Drive
Conway, South Carolina 29526
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Spartanburg

University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way | Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
University of South Carolina Upstate 800 University Way
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other South Carolina cities

Francis Marion University
4822 East Palmetto Street | Florence, South Carolina 29506
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lander University
320 Stanley Avenue | Greenwood, South Carolina 29649
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Newberry College
2100 College Street | Newberry, South Carolina 29108
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway | Aiken, South Carolina 29801
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of South Carolina Beaufort
One University Boulevard | Bluffton, South Carolina 29909
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Francis Marion University 4822 East Palmetto Street
Florence, South Carolina 29506
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Lander University 320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood, South Carolina 29649
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Newberry College 2100 College Street
Newberry, South Carolina 29108
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of South Carolina Aiken 471 University Parkway
Aiken, South Carolina 29801
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of South Carolina Beaufort One University Boulevard
Bluffton, South Carolina 29909
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
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