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South Carolina MSN Programs

South Carolina MSN Programs

MSN programs in South Carolina are a great opportunity for nurses to take a career to the next level. Nursing is a rewarding career, regardless of one's education level, but the MSN creates even more rewarding career opportunities. This master's level degree allows one to focus in a specialty area, or even to become a nurse educator or administrator.

One of the main reasons why nurses enter into MSN programs in South Carolina is to have access to higher level nursing positions. While registered nurses need only have an associate's or bachelor's degree to become licensed, many positions are available only to nurses with a master's degree. Often, a master's degree also results in higher earning potential.

Online vs. Traditional Programs

Those who thrive in a classroom environment and prefer learning alongside other students may prefer a more traditional MSN program. These programs are more structured, and require students to attend classes at the scheduled time. For those who prefer learning in this way and can attend classes at one of the colleges or universities where they are offered should do so.

South University offers online MSN program, but has a physical campus in Columbia, SC. This campus offers the program with the option to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. This program requires students to complete 62 credits.

For those who need greater flexibility in order to balance getting an education with working full-time and having a family or social life, an online MSN program may be best. There are many online programs which offer the MSN in various specialty areas. As previously mentioned, South University is one example. Another example of an accredited online MSN program is that offered by Chamberlain College of Nursing.

Chamberlain College of Nursing offers the MSN in the following specialty areas: Educator, Executive, Healthcare Policy, and Informatics. This college also offers an MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program. Students must complete 36 credits and a 100 hour practicum, and this requirement is increased to 200 hours for those on the Informatics track. The MSN FNP degree track consists of 45 credits, with 625 practicum hours built in.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements depend on the specified program one is applying to, but the following is common:

  • BSN from accredited program with 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Current, unencumbered RN license
  • TOEFL for those who do not speak English as a first language

Tuition

Tuition is different for each program, and often changes annually. Currently, tuition at Chamberlain College of Nursing is listed at $650 per credit hour, excluding fees. There is a discounted tuition rate of $550 per credit for alumni and military.

Additional Resources

Featured Accredited On-Campus MSN Schools

MSN programs currently available in SC.
Popular Programs:
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  • Specialization in Nurse Educator (MSN)
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As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Featured Accredited Online MSN Schools

Popular Programs:
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Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s seventh largest university. With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.
Popular Programs:
  • M.S. in Nursing: Health Care Informatics (Bridge)
  • M.S. in Nursing: Public Health (Bridge)
  • M.S. in Nursing: Nursing Education
  • And more...
Earn your degree online with Grand Canyon University. We offer approximately 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs that can be completed 100% online. Degree programs are available in the fields of education, nursing and health sciences, business, fine arts and production, and liberal arts.
Popular Programs:
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Bridge Program)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership
  • And more...
Grantham University's 100% accredited online degrees are convenient, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging life around your education. 
Popular Programs:
  • MSN - Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited)
  • MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited)
  • MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing Informatics (CCNE-accredited)
  • And more...
An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. We serve more than 36,000 students from the U.S. and around the world and offer more than 140 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 20 certificate programs.
Popular Programs:
  • MS in Nursing
  • MS - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • RN to MS in Nursing
  • And more...
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
Popular Programs:
  • MBA Nursing Management
As an evangelical Christian university of The Wesleyan Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan University models a way of thought, a way of life, and a way of faith. It is a place of serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, all in the context of a liberal arts community that honors the Primacy of Jesus Christ, the Priority of Scripture, the Pursuit of Truth, and the Practice of Wisdom.
Popular Programs:
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Take a new step in your education with Chamberlain College of Nursing. We offer associate, bachelor, and master's degree programs in nursing, plus a doctorate in nursing practice.
Popular Programs:
  • MS in Nursing - Nursing Administration and Leadership
Study online with California University of Pennsylvania. We offer certificate and bachelor's and master's degree programs in a wide variety of fields that can be completed 100% online.
Popular Programs:
  • M.S. in Health Education and Promotion - General
  • M.S. in Education
  • M.S. in Education - Mathematics and Science (Grades K-8)
  • And more...
Balance your personal and professional commitments while earning a respected Ph.D., master's degree, or bachelor's degree online at Walden University. Programs offered in management, education, psychology and health and human services.
Popular Programs:
  • Specialization in Adult Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • Specialization in Nurse Administrator (MSN)
  • And more...
Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
Popular Programs:
  • MA Human Services: Health & Wellness
  • M.Ed. Teaching & Learning: History
Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s seventh largest university. With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.
Popular Programs:
  • M.S. in Nursing: Health Care Informatics (Bridge)
  • M.S. in Nursing: Public Health (Bridge)
  • M.S. in Nursing: Nursing Education
  • And more...
Earn your degree online with Grand Canyon University. We offer approximately 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs that can be completed 100% online. Degree programs are available in the fields of education, nursing and health sciences, business, fine arts and production, and liberal arts.
Popular Programs:
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Bridge Program)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership
  • And more...
Grantham University's 100% accredited online degrees are convenient, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging life around your education. 
Popular Programs:
  • MSN - Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited)
  • MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited)
  • MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing Informatics (CCNE-accredited)
  • And more...
An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. We serve more than 36,000 students from the U.S. and around the world and offer more than 140 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 20 certificate programs.
Popular Programs:
  • MS in Nursing
  • MS - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • RN to MS in Nursing
  • And more...
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
Popular Programs:
  • MBA Nursing Management
As an evangelical Christian university of The Wesleyan Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan University models a way of thought, a way of life, and a way of faith. It is a place of serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, all in the context of a liberal arts community that honors the Primacy of Jesus Christ, the Priority of Scripture, the Pursuit of Truth, and the Practice of Wisdom.
Popular Programs:
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Take a new step in your education with Chamberlain College of Nursing. We offer associate, bachelor, and master's degree programs in nursing, plus a doctorate in nursing practice.
Popular Programs:
  • MS in Nursing - Nursing Administration and Leadership
Study online with California University of Pennsylvania. We offer certificate and bachelor's and master's degree programs in a wide variety of fields that can be completed 100% online.
Popular Programs:
  • M.S. in Health Education and Promotion - General
  • M.S. in Education
  • M.S. in Education - Mathematics and Science (Grades K-8)
  • And more...
Balance your personal and professional commitments while earning a respected Ph.D., master's degree, or bachelor's degree online at Walden University. Programs offered in management, education, psychology and health and human services.
Popular Programs:
  • Specialization in Adult Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • Specialization in Nurse Administrator (MSN)
  • And more...
Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
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