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Nursing Schools in South Carolina

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Nursing schools in South Carolina are assembled below by degree level to help you expeditiously locate schools that may fit your budget and personal criteria. Filtering schools by geographic location, financial aid trends, degree offerings, and size can be accomplished with our nursing portal or by using our search platform. Sorting by a specific area of concentration may include any of the following nursing paths such as Registered Nurse, nurse anesthetist, psychiatric mental health nurse, pediatric nurse, palliative care nursing, or nurse midwife. Next, students can target specific degree levels from an associate degree (ADN) to a bachelor degree (BSN) up through graduate-level degrees like an MSN or PhD. By requesting information from accredited nursing schools in South Carolina via MatchCollege, schools will send you program-specific information to help shape your understanding of their academic programs. As you narrow down colleges on your list, you can elevate your conversations to include the admissions team to receive more specific data on financial aid awards. It is important to understand you will not be authorized to practice nursing without a valid license from the South Carolina nursing board which can only be obtained after completing your degree program and passing the NCLEX test. Find your perfect college match in nursing today by searching for college programs that fit your academic goals and support your long-term career objectives.

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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 Name Location Programs Website Request Information
Tri - County Technical College Pendleton, SC LPN tctc.edu
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Horry - Georgetown Technical College Conway, SC LPN hgtc.edu
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Trident Technical College Charleston, SC LPN tridenttech.edu
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Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Orangeburg, SC LPN
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Piedmont Technical College Greenwood, SC LPN ptc.edu
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York Technical College Rock Hill, SC LPN yorktech.edu
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Midlands Technical College West Columbia, SC LPN midlandstech.edu
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Williamsburg Technical College Kingstree, SC LPN wiltech.edu
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Northeastern Technical College Cheraw, SC LPN
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Denmark Technical College Denmark, SC LPN
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Marion County Technical Education Center Mullins, SC LPN marionschools.net
Central Carolina Technical College Sumter, SC LPN
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Aiken Technical College Graniteville, SC LPN atc.edu
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Florence - Darlington Technical College Florence, SC LPN fdtc.edu
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Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort, SC LPN tcl.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.

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Trident Technical College Charleston, SC ADN-RN tridenttech.edu
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Greenville Technical College Greenville, SC ADN-RN gvltec.edu
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Horry - Georgetown Technical College Conway, SC ADN-RN hgtc.edu
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Tri - County Technical College Pendleton, SC ADN-RN tctc.edu
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Midlands Technical College West Columbia, SC ADN-RN midlandstech.edu
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Florence - Darlington Technical College Florence, SC ADN-RN fdtc.edu
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Central Carolina Technical College Sumter, SC ADN-RN
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Aiken Technical College Graniteville, SC ADN-RN atc.edu
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Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort, SC ADN-RN tcl.edu
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Piedmont Technical College Greenwood, SC ADN-RN ptc.edu
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Medix School - Fortis College Columbia, SC ADN-RN fortis.edu
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Spartanburg Community College Spartanburg, SC ADN-RN sccsc.edu
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Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College Orangeburg, SC ADN-RN
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York Technical College Rock Hill, SC ADN-RN yorktech.edu
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Northeastern Technical College Cheraw, SC ADN-RN
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Brown Mackie College - Greenville Greenville, SC ADN-RN brownmackie.edu
University of South Carolina - Lancaster Lancaster, SC ADN-RN usclancaster.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 Name Location Programs Website Request Information
University of South Carolina - Upstate Spartanburg, SC BSN uscupstate.edu
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University of South Carolina - Columbia Columbia, SC BSN www.sc.edu
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Clemson University Clemson, SC BSN
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Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC BSN musc.edu
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University of South Carolina - Aiken Aiken, SC BSN usca.edu
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Francis Marion University Florence, SC BSN
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South University - Columbia Columbia, SC BSN southuniversity.edu
Lander University Greenwood, SC BSN lander.edu
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Charleston Southern University Charleston, SC BSN csuniv.edu
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Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC BSN coastal.edu
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Bob Jones University Greenville, SC BSN bju.edu
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University of South Carolina - Beaufort Bluffton, SC BSN uscb.edu
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Anderson University Anderson, SC BSN andersonuniversity.edu
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Newberry College Newberry, SC BSN newberry.edu
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South Carolina State University Orangeburg, SC BSN scsu.edu
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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

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.

Average Income for a Nurse in South carolina

Employment Median Hourly Wage Median Annual Wage
South carolina Nurse 41,800 $30.51 $63,470
State Average 2,076,100 $15.45 $32,136.00
National Average 153,156,000 $17.82 $37,040
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
MEDIAN: $30.51
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, NCES, O*NET Online

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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.