The RN-BSN degree program is a 12 month, three consecutive semester program (fall, spring, summer) designed for the Associate Degree prepared licensed RN interested in completing a BSN degree program. Students work on-line, asynchronously while accommodating their work schedules. MUSC is an academic health science center environment with six (6) colleges on campus: the College of Medicine, College of Graduate Studies, College of Dentistry, College of Pharmacy, and College of Health Professions. There are interprofessional academic and extracurricular activities.
Courses are 5 weeks in length for didactic courses and 13-15 weeks in length for clinical courses. There is one clinical course each semester with a focus on the following: gerontology, community/public health, and leadership. The clinical hours consist of a project that may include either virtual or live work. The program focuses on the knowledge, skills and values deemed essential for professional nursing practice with a specific focus on leadership, care coordination and communication skills in today’s multifaceted health care system. 60 semester hours of prerequisites must be completed prior to entering the program, taken at an accredited school, and meet the minimum course requirements.
The RN-BSN program provides a foundation for graduate study in nursing. MUSC offers the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Philosophy degrees (DNP or PhD ). Our graduate programs are online.
The College of Nursing RN-BSN program admits one cohort annually beginning fall semester. The deadline for completed Fall 2017 applications is June 1, 2017 .
Admission to the RN-BSN Program is handled through the Office of Enrollment Management. On this site, http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/esl/em. you will find information about the admission process, financial aid, tuition and fees. This site also has information for international applicants.
The U.S. Department of Education requires that any institution offering online/distance education programs to out-of-state students must obtain authorization from their state of residence. The authorization requirements, as well the application processes, vary from state-to-state. Before applying, please ensure your state of residence is authorized Click here for more information
International Applicant s
Due to several distance-education components of this program, MUSC is unable to issue- I-20 forms to allow students to obtain F-1 student visas. Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and those holding other valid U.S. visas will be accepted.