Below you'll find a list of all of the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs available in South Carolina.
Full List of Programs
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the Medical University of South Carolina considers both post-baccalaureate (BSN-DNP) and post-master's (MSN-DNP) applicants. The program is offered online and is ranked as the top online DNP program in the country by U.S. News & World Report (2015). Students are required to attend only a few pre-scheduled on-campus sessions each semester. BSN-DNP students earn their MSN degree enroute to the DNP and can pursue the program on a part-time (four years) or full-time (three years) basis. The University's DNP program has three post-baccalaureate clinical specializations (all with a primary care focus): adult-gerontology, pediatric, and family nurse practitioner. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
University of South Carolina-Columbia
Columbia, South Carolina
There are two entry points to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of South Carolina. Students accepted to the BSN to DNP program can choose either an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Primary Care/Family Nurse Practitioner specialty. MSN to DNP students must choose either the clinical courses or the organizational leadership courses. The DNP curriculum consists of coursework in the following subjects: Advanced Nursing in Population Health, Conceptual Basis in Health Systems, Applied Technology in Health Care, and Advanced Nursing Leadership. Full-time and part-time plans of study are available, however, students pursuing pre-licensure tracks must follow a full-time program of study. The university's DNP program is accredited by the CCNE until June 2024.