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The Newberry College Nursing Department is dedicated to providing an education that heals, cures and comforts. With state-of-the-art facilities, knowledgeable and compassionate faculty, and clinical partnerships with Lexington Medical Center and Newberry County Memorial Hospital, Nursing graduates will be prepared to meet the demands of the world beyond.

The Department of Nursing offers two pathways for earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree. The B.S.N. Prelicensure Track is for students who want to become nurses. The R.N.-to-B.S.N. completion track is for registered nurses (RNs) who already have an associate degree or a diploma in nursing, and who want to take the necessary courses to earn their bachelor's degree. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Newberry College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


The BSN Prelicensure Track at Newberry College is a four-year degree program. Students take foundation courses during their first year of study at Newberry College, followed by two years of upper-division courses. The program is offered in partnership with Lexington Medical Center, so students have a variety of learning experiences with expert nurses, both in the classroom and in the clinical setting. The Nursing program is approved by the State Board of Nursing for South Carolina, so graduates are eligible to take the licensing examination to become registered nurses. 

Nursing (Prelicensure Track)

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The RN-to-BSN advancement track consists of 32 semester hours of credit of required nursing and core/elective courses that satisfy the residence requirements at Newberry College. The RN-to-BSN advancement track course sequence is designed to be completed in three semesters (full-time) or in six semesters (part-time). RNs admitted to this track begin the nursing courses in any semester they choose and graduate once they have completed all the required courses in the track. The Department of Nursing offers each nursing course only once a year on a fixed schedule. Program students must meet the Newberry College core requirements just as other transfer students. Transfer credit for previous college-level coursework is evaluated by the registrar’s office on an individual basis. The BSN program is designed to meet the needs of registered nurses and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


The RN-to-BSN degree-advancement program is designed for working RNs with an associate degree or a diploma in nursing who want to earn their bachelor's degree. Newberry Online courses are offered over 7.5-week terms with five sub-terms for the year. Students can take a maximum of 15 credits per trimester (two sub-terms).



  • Bridging to Generalist Nursing Practice for RNs
  • Nursing Leadership & Change for RNs
  • Pathophysiological Bases of Nursing Practice for RNs
  • Nursing Leadership & Change – RN Practicum 
  • Health Assessment Across the Lifespan for RNs
  • Community Health Nursing for RNs 
  • Community Health Nursing – RN Practicum
  • Nursing Research & EBP for RNs
  • Human Heredity
  • Professional Development for RNs 

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The Health Science major offers a broad-based curriculum that is ideal for students interested in health-related careers but who don't need the specialized focus required of other science majors. The major also is structured to satisfy the prerequisites for entry into most Allied Health programs.


Health Science majors can explore a wide variety of lucrative job opportunities in fields that will continue to grow over the next 10 years. (Some career paths may require further training or certification beyond the undergraduate degree so be sure to discuss your areas of interest with your faculty advisor.) 


Health Science

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Alumni Experiences

  • Duke University Medical Center
  • Newberry County Memorial Hospital
  • Newberry County School District
  • Lexington Medical Center

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