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USCB Nursing Department

Welcome to the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) Department of Nursing and Health Professions.  I am delighted you have chosen to take a closer look at the USCB BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program.  The program was fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) effective November 2008 and fully approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing effective November 2011.

We currently offer two tracks. One is an RN to BSN completion track, which graduated its first class in April 2009.  The other is a pre-licensure track, with its initial graduating class in spring 2011.  The RN to BSN track provides a BSN degree to registered nurses who hold a diploma or associate degree in nursing. 

The pre-licensure track provides a four year course of study to the BSN. Pre-licensure students who are completing their pre-nursing requirements may apply for admission into the BSN major up until August 1 of each year through NursingCAS. Applicants will be notified of the admissions committee decision by October 31st.  Core nursing courses will begin in the following spring semester.

The USC-Beaufort nursing faculty is dedicated to providing excellence in baccalaureate nursing education and personalized attention and assisting individuals to achieve their full potential.  We believe we can accomplish these goals because of the values and philosophy we share in common and the small size of our program.  Pre-licensure students who want to learn more about the rewards and realities of a nursing career are encouraged to visit the "Discover Nursing" website.  You may also wish to consult the current USCB BSN Student Handbook.

- Rose Kearney-Nunnery, PhD, RN

Baccalaureate Accreditation Activity

The baccalaureate program at University of South Carolina at Beaufort is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202)887-6791.

Initial Accreditation Date:  November 12, 2008CCNE Logo

Most Recent Accreditation Date:  November 18, 2013

Accreditation Term Expires:  June 30, 2024

The official results are in.  The Pearson Vue Q3 reported the official NCLEX-RN® pass rate for first time testers as 100%.  

Comparable information for the SC and the Nation for 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2015 is:

National 84.51%
South Carolina 89.27%
USC Beaufort 100% 

Congratulations to USCB 2015 Nursing graduates!