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Weather update: The Columbia campus will have a delayed opening until 10 am tomorrow, Jan. 18. This applies to all offices. Classes scheduled to begin before 10 am are canceled. Classes scheduled to begin at or after 10 am will take place as scheduled. See for updates See for updates.

College of Nursing

Nursing Student with Faculty


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.


  • Provide baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs of excellence with prominence as one of the top 50 Colleges of Nursing.
  • Achieve research excellence as demonstrated by knowledge generation, integration, and dissemination to impact science, practice and policy.
  • Foster a thriving practice environment which optimizes health care delivery and health outcomes in South Carolina and beyond.
  • Promote a vibrant, respectful, and healthy environment and resourced infrastructure to meet the goals of education, research, practice, serviceand policy