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Where Your Help is Needed: College of Nursing

College of NursingSince its founding in 1883, the MUSC College of Nursing has continually provided South Carolina with the finest nursing education, research and patient care. The college offers fully accredited programs of study leading to Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy in nursing degrees. The 71 full-time and part-time faculty members in the College of Nursing possess expertise encompassing many diverse specialties including adult health, midwifery, pediatric and adolescent health, community health, mental health, oncology, women's health, wound management, gerontology, neonatology, primary care, and nursing administration.

  • The college is the largest single producer of baccalaureate prepared nurses in South Carolina.
  • Historically, an impressive 90 percent of our graduates pass their national board examinations on their first attempt.
  • The college's Nurse Midwifery Education Program has been ranked among the 10 best programs nationally in Best Graduate Schools, a publication of U.S. News & World Report.
  • In response to the national nursing shortage, the college in fall 2003 used private gifts to double the enrollment of the baccalaureate degree program in Charleston.

Priority Needs

Scholarships
At a time when competition for the best and brightest students is at an all time high, scholarships play a vital role in helping the College of Nursing attract the best nursing candidates.

The Simulated Learning Laboratory
Historically, nursing students have learned how to inject medications and hook up IVs while caring for real patients. However, as nurses have become responsible for a larger share of technology-intensive patient care, the college is seeking to create an environment where they can learn these critical skills while optimizing patient safety. The Simulated Nursing Laboratory will provide them with a way to practice their clinical skills in a controlled, risk-free environment under the supervision of a preceptor, rather than "on the job."

Online Nursing Education Program
As part of its efforts to make a nursing degree more accessible to qualified students throughout South Carolina, the college has created an online nursing education program that is currently able to accept 20 students. We are now working to expand this program, so that we may accept more students and offer continuing education and master's level nursing courses

The College of Nursing Annual Giving Program
The Annual Giving Program supports a wide range of resources designed to support enhanced learning through the university, including:

  • Student financial aid
  • Equipment and teaching materials
  • Classroom and laboratory renovations
  • Expanded educational opportunities for students and alumni
  • Emergency loans, student travel and student research

Because the program supports an "unrestricted" fund, it enables the college to meet needs as they arise - helping a student to attend a seminar, replacing broken equipment, or providing emergency scholarship funds. It is this flexibility and responsiveness to student needs that makes the College of Nursing education a truly unique and exceptional one.

For more information about these and other giving opportunities, please contact:

Laurie Scott, Director of Development
College of Nursing
Phone: 843-792-8421
Toll Free: 800-810-6872
Email: scotlk@musc.edu

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