• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Mary Black School of Nursing at USC Upstate, fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing, is one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded nursing institutions offering a four-year degree, as well as the largest BSN program that includes prelicensure and the RN-BSN nursing program in South Carolina.

The programme

USC Upstate offers programs such as on-site instruction, distance learning and inter-institutional articulation to accommodate students who are diverse in background, age, race, ethnicity, educational experiences and needs. The programs rest upon a foundation of partnerships with the community, including health care organizations and health care providers in Upstate South Carolina.

Faculty members of the Mary Black School of Nursing are committed to excellence in teaching, advising and in providing experiential learning opportunities that empower students to become competent professionals who give high quality nursing care to diverse populations. Our graduates practice in 36 states and three continents.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Health Assessment 
  • Professional Nursing Role Transition
  • Current Topics in Nursing
  • Digital & Informatics Literacy for Nurses
  • Nursing Research
  • Quality & Patient Safety
  • Leadership in Nursing Practice
  • Community & Public Health Nursing
  • Community & Public Health
  • Nursing and Practicum
  • International Community & Public Health Nursing and Practicum
  • Issues in Professional Nursing
  • Practice (Senior Seminar)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Standardized Pre-admission Exam 

  • Successful completion of pre-admission exam. 

GPA Requirement 

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The School of Nursing does not recognize the grade forgiveness policy of USC Upstate or any other school.
  • Minimum science GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale using at least three required science courses. The student must have completed two of the required science courses and be enrolled in a third required science prior to submitting the application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11355 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11208 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5604 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spartanburg

  • 948 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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