Nursing Schools in South Carolina

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Nursing schools in South Carolina offer students the opportunity to receive a Certificate, Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADS) or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN). Programs take between two and four years to complete based on the type of education one pursues. Graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) as well as complete an accredited program in order to be able to receive a license in South Carolina. Visit the nursing schools page for additional information on education and careers.

Registered Nurses in South Carolina can make a salary between $43,000 to $81,000 per year. The list below shows registered nurse salaries in areas throughout South Carolina.

  • Charleston, North Charleston: $70,000
  • Columbia: $59,000
  • Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin: $62,000
  • Florence: $63,000
  • Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach: $60,000

Average Income for a Nurse in South carolina

EmploymentMedian Hourly WageMedian Annual Wage
South carolina Nurse41,800$30.51$63,470
State Average2,076,100$15.45$32,136.00
National Average153,156,000$17.82$37,040
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
MEDIAN: $30.51
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, NCES, O*NET Online

Nurse's in South carolina Compared to Median Income Averages

+97% Above State Median Income

+71% Above National Median Income

Nurse's in South carolina take home an average 30.51 per hour. Annual earnings for Nurse's working in the State of South carolina average $63,470 which is 97% above the state median income and 71% above the national median income for all occupations. Employment for a Nurse makes up just 0.10% of the working population in South carolina and is limited due to the specific qualifications required along with the schooling involved in this career path. The increasing demand for qualified Nurses coupled with the educational barrier to enter the field is met with a steady supply of eager college graduates anxious to make a long-lasting impact in the lives of others in and around South carolina.

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Top Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Programs in South Carolina By Number of Graduates

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) programs usually take 9 - 12 months to complete and you would have to pass a licensing exam prior to being licensed in the state. Schools listed below are sorted by the number of LPN program students enrolled.

Institution NameLocationProgramsWebsiteRequest Information
Tri - County Technical CollegePendleton, SCLPNtctc.edu
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Horry - Georgetown Technical CollegeConway, SCLPNhgtc.edu
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Trident Technical CollegeCharleston, SCLPNtridenttech.edu
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Orangeburg Calhoun Technical CollegeOrangeburg, SCLPNoctech.edu
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Piedmont Technical CollegeGreenwood, SCLPNptc.edu
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York Technical CollegeRock Hill, SCLPNyorktech.edu
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Midlands Technical CollegeWest Columbia, SCLPNmidlandstech.edu
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Williamsburg Technical CollegeKingstree, SCLPNwiltech.edu
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Northeastern Technical CollegeCheraw, SCLPNnetc.edu
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Denmark Technical CollegeDenmark, SCLPNdenmarktech.edu
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Marion County Technical Education CenterMullins, SCLPNmcact.org
Central Carolina Technical CollegeSumter, SCLPNcctech.edu
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Aiken Technical CollegeGraniteville, SCLPNatc.edu
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Florence - Darlington Technical CollegeFlorence, SCLPNfdtc.edu
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Technical College of the LowcountryBeaufort, SCLPNtcl.edu
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Top Associate Level Registered Nurse (RN) Programs in South Carolina By Number of Graduates

The minimum degree requirement to become a Registered Nurse is to obtain an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) or Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree, which usually takes about 2 years to complete. You would also have to pass the NCLEX-RN exam prior to being state licensed. Schools listed below are sorted by the number of students enrolled in the program.

Institution NameLocationProgramsWebsiteRequest Information
Trident Technical CollegeCharleston, SCADN-RNtridenttech.edu
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Greenville Technical CollegeGreenville, SCADN-RNgvltec.edu
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Horry - Georgetown Technical CollegeConway, SCADN-RNhgtc.edu
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Tri - County Technical CollegePendleton, SCADN-RNtctc.edu
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Midlands Technical CollegeWest Columbia, SCADN-RNmidlandstech.edu
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Florence - Darlington Technical CollegeFlorence, SCADN-RNfdtc.edu
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Central Carolina Technical CollegeSumter, SCADN-RNcctech.edu
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Aiken Technical CollegeGraniteville, SCADN-RNatc.edu
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Technical College of the LowcountryBeaufort, SCADN-RNtcl.edu
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Piedmont Technical CollegeGreenwood, SCADN-RNptc.edu
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Medix School - Fortis CollegeColumbia, SCADN-RNfortis.edu
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Spartanburg Community CollegeSpartanburg, SCADN-RNsccsc.edu
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Orangeburg Calhoun Technical CollegeOrangeburg, SCADN-RNoctech.edu
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York Technical CollegeRock Hill, SCADN-RNyorktech.edu
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Northeastern Technical CollegeCheraw, SCADN-RNnetc.edu
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Brown Mackie College - GreenvilleGreenville, SCADN-RNbrownmackie.edu
University of South Carolina - LancasterLancaster, SCADN-RNusclancaster.sc.edu
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Top Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Programs in South Carolina By Number of Graduates

See the top schools offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. A BSN program usually takes 4 years to complete, and a licensing exam (NCLEX) is also required. Some of these schools may also offer a RN to BSN bridge programs. The top 10 schools listed below are sorted by the number of students enrolled in their BSN program.

Institution NameLocationProgramsWebsiteRequest Information
University of South Carolina - UpstateSpartanburg, SCBSNuscupstate.edu
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University of South Carolina - ColumbiaColumbia, SCBSNwww.sc.edu
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Clemson UniversityClemson, SCBSNclemson.edu
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Medical University of South CarolinaCharleston, SCBSNmusc.edu
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University of South Carolina - AikenAiken, SCBSNusca.edu
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Francis Marion UniversityFlorence, SCBSN
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South University - ColumbiaColumbia, SCBSNsouthuniversity.edu
Lander UniversityGreenwood, SCBSNlander.edu
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Charleston Southern UniversityCharleston, SCBSNcsuniv.edu
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Coastal Carolina UniversityConway, SCBSNcoastal.edu
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Bob Jones UniversityGreenville, SCBSNbju.edu
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University of South Carolina - BeaufortBluffton, SCBSNuscb.edu
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Anderson UniversityAnderson, SCBSNandersonuniversity.edu
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Newberry CollegeNewberry, SCBSNnewberry.edu
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South Carolina State UniversityOrangeburg, SCBSNscsu.edu
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Graduate data is from the 2013-2014 school year.
IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.