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Bachelor of Science in Nursing | Admission Requirements

Preferred applicants to the Accelerated B.S.N. must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, three satisfactory references, an essay and a resume.

Applicants to the Accelerated B.S.N. program must have completed 60 semester hours of prerequisite course work with a grade of C or better, which may be taken at any regionally accredited college or university, prior to matriculation into the College of Nursing. Prerequisite course work is transferred to the College of Nursing and counts toward degree requirements.

Priority Admissions Program
The Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing Accelerated B.S.N. program has a priority admission program for the academically superior student.  To qualify for the priority admission program, applicants must have earned 3.8 GPA in prerequisite coursework and a 3.5 in overall coursework, and have completed three out of the four required science courses.  The required science courses are four semester hours each of the following:  Human Anatomy, Physiology, a science elective and Microbiology. 

Applicants willing to sign a binding commitment to the College of Nursing as their first choice may apply under Priority Admissions. Following acceptance of the college’s offer of admission, applicants must withdraw all applications that have been submitted to other nursing programs and file no further college applications. Applying to the Priority Admissions involves a commitment to the payment of matriculation and tuition fees at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Submit a completed application with references, paid application fee, and official transcripts of all post-high school education to the Office of Enrollment Management.

The application deadline for the priority admission program for the fall start semester is November 15. Applicants will be informed in writing of the Admission Committee’s decision by December 31. The application deadline for the spring start semester is August 15. Applicants will be informed in writing of the Admission Committee’s decision by September 30. Admission through the priority admission program is on a space available basis. Students who are not accepted will be considered for regular admission at the appropriate time. 

If accepted through the priority admission program, a student must matriculate the semester admitted or forfeit their admission. They must also complete all the prerequisite coursework with a “C” or better and present a prerequisite overall GPA of 3.0.

If accepted through the priority admission program, military personnel must provide documentation of the military program, including deadlines, information required, etc. to the College of Nursing Office of Student Services prior to matriculation.

For more information, contact Ms. Carolyn Page, Director of Student Services at 843-792-8515 or pagecf@musc.edu.

Prerequisites for applicants without a baccalaureate degree

PrerequisiteSemester Hours
English Composition/Literature6 s.h.
Lifespan Human Growth and Development3 s.h.
Human Anatomy4 s.h.
Physiology4 s.h.
Microbiology4 s.h.
Statistics3 s.h.
Science elective4 s.h.
Social Science and Humanities electives15 s.h.
Free electives 17 s.h.
TOTAL60 s.h
  

Prerequisites for applicants with a baccalaureate degree
PrerequisiteSemester Hours
Lifespan Human Growth and Development3 s.h.
Human Anatomy4 s.h.
Physiology4 s.h.
Microbiology4 s.h.
Statistics3 s.h.
Science elective4 s.h.
TOTAL22 s.h.
 

 

Information about the transfer course articulation among South Carolina colleges and universities may be found at http://www.musc.edu/esl/bulletin/transfer_policy/index.html

  
Last Published with Edits:July 17, 2014 4:57 PM
Last Comprehensive Review: July 2014
 
 
 
 

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