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Support the Promise of the College of Nursing

Across the country, the need for highly qualified nurses grows greater every day. The USC College of Nursing’s strong commitment to leadership education, innovative teaching and service, and groundbreaking research directly addresses the healthcare needs of South Carolina, the nation and the world.

About the College of Nursing

For more than 50 years, the College of Nursing has helped improve the accessibility and the quality of health care services to individuals and communities.  The college's strong reputation for nursing leadership (the SC Center for Nursing Leadership and the Amy V. Cockroft Leadership Program), education innovation (a state-of-the-art simulation lab and online learning), and improving health care disparities (the Children and Family Healthcare Center) places it among the leading nursing programs in the South.

Since its inception in the 1940s and national accreditation in 1957, more than 9,000 nurses have matriculated from the College of Nursing. From the classrooms in the McCutchen House to the halls of the Williams-Brice Building, the nurses that have graduated from USC continue to be a powerful influence in our state, our nation, and our world. As we look toward the future, we are proud that the state’s flagship nursing college continues to provide a nursing leadership model that is second to none. 


Integrate education, research, and service to develop competent and caring nurse leaders who will shape health and health care delivery with new knowledge, evidence-based practice, partnerships, and policy to facilitate optimal health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities. 


Please consider partnering with us to secure the future promise of USC Nursing. There are many ways to give that will have a positive impact on our mission and the good change that our nursing students, faculty and alumni bring to communities. Our path is clearly defined.

Hallmarks and Rankings
  • The master's program in the College of Nursing is ranked in the top-tier of schools nationally by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Helping fill a need, the College created nursing programs at USC Salkehatchie and USC Lancaster campuses.  Both honored their first class of nursing graduates in 2010.
  • The University's nursing programs have awarded more than 3,400 baccalaureate and advanced nursing degrees in the past decade, helping the state to address a critical shortage in nursing professionals.
We have identified three major funding areas:
  • Faculty Support Through Distinguished Professorships
  • Increased Fellowships for Graduate Students
  • Cutting-Edge Simulation Technology

No Limits to our Teaching

  • First and largest BSN and nursing graduate programs in the state of SC
  • 96%-100% NCLEX and Nurse Practitioner Board Pass Rates, exceeding both state and national averages
  • New PhD student fellowships and stipends
  • National and Internationally recognized faculty
  • Online graduate programs ranked top in the country by US News and World Report

No Limits to our Innovation 

  • State-of-the-art Client Simulation Lab providing revolutionizing and quality education to students
  • Cutting edge research in health care delivery, cancer survivor-ship, health promotion, and vulnerable populations
  • 4th DNP program in the country, now provided online
  • Center for Nursing Leadership is leading state-wide action coalitions responsive to the national Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action

No Limits to our Caring

  • The College of Nursing’s Children and Family Healthcare Center is the only nurse managed medical home in South Carolina
  • Our dedicated expert clinical faculty provide comprehensive healthcare to all ages of an under-served population
  • More than 90 scholarships provided each year to our students, with the generosity from our alumni and donors
  • Well-established partnerships with health systems and  stakeholders across the state

No Limits to our Scholarship

  • National leaders in nursing research with 70% of our tenure track faculty having received NIH funding
  • Diverse portfolio of research funding from NCI, NINR, NHLBI, NLM, CDC, HRSA, Duke Foundation, & others
  • Two Research Centers: Healthcare Process and Redesign Center and Cancer Survivor-ship Center

Your support is critical to our success, and there is truly no time like the present to get involved and to make your commitment. There are many ways to give, including a quick and easy gift online to our unrestricted Carolina Fund or a named account of your choice.

This site provides you with the many opportunities that will help meet your philanthropic goals, as well as information that may help you maximize the benefit from your gifts.

What about Nursing is exciting to you? Let’s work together to find your philanthropic passion.

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