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USCB Nursing Department

Welcome to the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) Department of Nursing and Health Professions.  I am delighted you have chosen to take a closer look at the USCB BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program.  The program was fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) effective November 2008 and fully approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing effective November 2011.

The pre-licensure provides a four year course of study to the BSN. Pre-licensure students who are completing their pre-nursing requirements may apply for admission into the BSN major up until August 1 of each year through NursingCAS. Applicants will be notified of the admissions committee decision by October 31st.  Core nursing courses will begin in the following spring semester.

The USC-Beaufort nursing faculty is dedicated to providing excellence in baccalaureate nursing education and personalized attention and assisting individuals to achieve their full potential.  We believe we can accomplish these goals because of the values and philosophy we share in common and the small size of our program.  Pre-licensure students who want to learn more about the rewards and realities of a nursing career are encouraged to visit the "Discover Nursing" website.  You may also wish to consult the current USCB BSN Student Handbook.

- Kimberly Dudas, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, CNE- Chair and Associate Professor


Baccalaureate Accreditation Activity

The baccalaureate program at University of South Carolina at Beaufort is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202)887-6791.

Initial Accreditation Date:  November 12, 2008CCNE Logo

Most Recent Accreditation Date:  November 18, 2013

Accreditation Term Expires:  June 30, 2024

The official results are in for some of the class of 2016 who tested as of 6/30/2016.  The Pearson Vue Q2 reported the official NCLEX-RN® pass rate for first time testers from USCB as 86.67%.  

Comparable information for the SC and the Nation for 1/1/2016 to 09/30/2016 is:

National 85.25%
South Carolina 87.25%
USC Beaufort 86.67% 

Congratulations to USCB 2017 Nursing graduates!