College of Nursing
Welcome to the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. We are the only academic health sciences center in South Carolina, and thus we are on the cutting edge of health care practice, education and discovery. At MUSC, we have the largest accelerated BSN degree nursing program in South Carolina, and thriving enrollment in our DNP and PhD programs of study. In fact, we are a leader in online graduate education, and in this way the MUSC College of Nursing “Fuels the Nursing Pipeline.”
Recent Nursing News | June 2013
- College of Nursing Billboard on I-26
- Dr. Duffy and RWJF New Careers in Nursing
- DNP Student Receives Scholarship
- Teen Health Leadership Program Visits Washington
- Seeking Associate Dean for Research
- Hispanic Health Initiative, PASOs & Abrazos - Deborah Williamson, Romina McCandles & Anna Patton (Video)
- Hot Off The Press: Spring/Summer 2013 Lifelines
- June 2013 eCONnections newsletter | Web Version
Featured Video - HHI Scholars at CON
Hispanic Health Initiative (HHI)
South Carolina has experienced one of the fastest growing Hispanic/Latino populations in the nation. The influx of this population has been significant, particularly on the rural sea islands, such as Johns Island. This increase in the number of Spanish speaking residents has been recent enough that the cultural norms and health beliefs of the Spanish-speaking population are not well understood by health care providers. Language barriers, poverty, and cultural differences are associated with fewer preventive services, increased use of hospital emergency rooms, and poor satisfaction with care among Hispanics.
From The Desk of Dean Stuart
"The Biology of Difference"
I have been doing some interesting reading about culture differences and biology. Although culture is usually thought of as the collection of knowledge and traditions that are transmitted outside of biology, evidence is emerging that shows how biology and culture are intertwined. This literature suggests that who we are is rooted in our biological commonality that involves both our view of ourselves and our connections with others.