South Carolina FNP Programs
We found 2 Family Nurse Practitioner Programs in South Carolina, and multiple MSN programs in the state. There are also online MSN programs available at South Carolina colleges.
Graduates of a Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) are eligible to apply for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license.
The South Carolina Board of Nursing requires that all licensed registered nurses graduate from an undergraduate program approved by the Board. The South Carolina Board of Nursing has not published an approved list of graduate programs.
The South Carolina Board of Nursing requires that all APRN applicants first achieve national certification through an approved APRN licensure certification organization and exam.
The Board approves APRNs for four different roles: Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). The Board of Nursing requires that all APRNs choose a specialty focus. APRNs may apply for prescribing privileges.
Online MSN programs in South Carolina
The following schools offer Master of Science in Nursing programs. There are many programs available in South Carolina, but the following emphasize
This program offers four tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Executive Leadership, or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Courses are offered primarily online, with full or part-time study options. Graduates are eligible to pursue APRN certification through an approved certification organization.
Charleston Southern University
This program offers two tracks: Nursing Education and Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Administration. Both tracks are offered primarily online with a full-time option. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing approves MSN programs offered at this university.
This program offers five tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (A/GNP), Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, or Adult/ Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. Graduates are eligible to pursue APRN certification through an approved certification organization. All tracks prepare graduates for doctoral studies at this university.
Nursing Licensure in South Carolina
The South Carolina Board of Nursing requires that all APRN applicants first receive a registered nurse license. After attending an undergraduate program approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing, registered nurse applicants must earn a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). South Carolina Registered Nurses may apply for a multi-state license. APRNs may not.
MSN and FNP Salaries in South Carolina
The United States Bureau of Labor reports that the annual mean wages for a Nurse Practitioner in South Carolina are $99,910. This amount is less than the
nationwide median yearly salary of $113, 930 for Nurse Practitioners. Nurse Anesthetists report $164,480.00 annually. Nurse Midwives report $89,150.00.
The United States Bureau of Labor reports the job outlook for Nurse Practitioners to grow by 26% from 2018 to 2028. This growth is much faster than the average growth rate of 5% for all occupations.