"MUSC Nurses Change Lives"
College of Nursing Accreditation & Goals
Why Study at MUSC College of Nursing?
- Our BSN graduates achieved a 95% pass rate for NCLEX-RN in 2012.
- Our students have a 94% graduation rate for 2011-2012.
- 94% of our graduating students believe they made the right choice in selecting the MUSC CON.
- 97% of our current students believe they are receiving a high quality education.
- 89% of our staff are pleased to be working at the MUSC CON.
- 97% of our faculty believe that they made the right choice in selecting the MUSC CON.
- Of our tenure track faculty, 82% are doctorally prepared.
- 21% of our nursing tenure track faculty are members of the American Academy of Nursing.
Cutting Edge Technology
- We are a leader in the use of innovative learning technologies and house MUSC's nationally recognized Healthcare Simulation Center where students participate in over 3,000 simulations.
- Our Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles develops, evaluates and commercializes technology for individuals, worksites, community groups and health care provider networks to foster health promotion, disease prevention and health care management and work force capacity-building.
Serve While You Learn
- We are committed to community health partnerships with diverse populations and have established a thriving Center for Community Health Partnerships.
- We ranked # 21 among nursing programs nationally in NIH research funding in 2012.
- We are leading the state in educating over 250 future primary care nurse practitioners and nurse faculty. Our graduates are the nurse leaders of tomorrow!
College of Nursing Accomplishments 2011 - 2012
- Developed a Strategic Plan for the College that is currently being implemented and created a matrix or crosswalk linking the College’s Strategic Plan with the MUSC Strategic Plan.
- Hired an outstanding Director of Development.
- Continued implementation of MUSC Excellence.
- Gained approval and funding for the College of Nursing renovation plan. Currently engaged in design plans and arrangements for relocation of all faculty and staff.
- Overall revenue for the College increased due to increased enrollments and funded grants and contracts.
- Attained NCLEX-RN pass rate of 99.6% for calendar year 2011.
- Achieved a 100% pass rate from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PCNP) certification exam for pediatric nurse practitioner.
- Received $1.4 million HRSA Advanced Nursing Education Expansion grant to provide scholarships to 30 primary care nurse practitioner students over 5 years.
- Received $100,000 from the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program sponsored jointly by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) for scholarships for 10 second-degree BSN students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Received 476,732 in federal stipends for AENT, ANEE and NFLP during 2011-2012 year.
- Awarded $652,900 in scholarships to BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD students.
- Revised undergraduate and DNP/MSN programs to incorporate new curricular guidelines from the AACN for 2011-2012 implementation.
- Implemented curriculum changes in Fall 2012 for BSN Essentials, MSN Essentials and interprofessional competencies.
- Implemented a boot camp course for incoming MSN and DNP students summer, 2011.
- Received a $30,000 Johnson and Johnson grant for a “Faculty First” program used to host a visiting professor on evidence-based practice.
- College of Nursing students participated in over 3,000 simulation activities in the MUSC Healthcare Simulation Center.
- Developed a contract with AHEC for placement of APRN students.
- Included Accelerated BSN students in the Simulated Interprofessional Round Experience (SIRE).
- The total enrollment of students that are underrepresented minority for CON in fall 2011 was 30% - ethnic minority diversity 20% and male diversity 10%. The admissions for fall 2011 are as follows:
- 29% ethnic minority diversity and 10% male diversity for BSN fall 2011 admissions.
- 22% ethnic minority diversity and 6% male diversity for MSN and DNP fall 2011 admissions.
- 23% ethnic minority diversity and 8% male diversity for PhD fall 2011 admissions.
- Admitted 24% alumni to the MSN/DNP program for fall 2012.
- Admitted 67% South Carolina students into the MSN and DNP programs for fall 2012.
- Ranked 30th in NIH funding among Colleges of Nursing across the country (Ranked 48th previous year and no ranking 5 years ago).
- Increased grant submissions by 21% from previous year and 116% from 5 years ago.
- Increased NIH grant submissions by 8% from previous year and 225% from 5 years ago.
- Increased research grant submissions by 36% from previous year and 173% from 5 years ago.
- Increased NIH R01 funding from 4 to 5 funded grants in past year (4 PI’s).
- 90% research grants have interprofessional collaborators.
- 34 active funded grants with 16 CON faculty as principal investigators.
- 55 active funded grants with CON faculty as co-investigators.
- 12 of 16 (75%) of tenure-track educator research faculty are funded as PI of a research grant.
- Received $256,531 in grant awards.
- 9,395 patient encounters by faculty practitioners.
- 5,084 patient contacts in community settings.
- Integrated 789 (BSN, MSN, DNP) student experiences in practice related activities this academic year.
- Issued 490 certificates of completion by the Office of Continuing Nursing Education for various programs offered.
- 349 individuals attended Continuing Education offerings.
- Closed the Office of Continuing Nursing Education.
- Enrolled 61 students or residents from all six MUSC Colleges in the IP 705/706 Spanish for Health Professions.
- 12 College of Medicine residents were precepted by APRNs.
- Sponsored Cultural Competency workshops that were attended by 41 medical students, 60 PA students and 120 EMS employees.
- Sponsored exchange program with the Hogeschool Leiden, Netherlands. 3 Dutch Nurse Practitioner students and 1 Dutch Docent took part in the exchange program.
- 9 Accelerated BSN students traveled to Uganda with Palmetto Medical Initiative.
- Promoted two faculty, one to associate professor and one to professor. There are now eight professors with tenure and 13 associate professors, an all-time high for faculty positions at these ranks.
- Hired five new faculty for the DNP and Accelerated BSN programs.
- Revised the College of Nursing Faculty Development/Mentorship plan, known as the Career Development plan, to align with the MUSC Mentorship Plan to include a formalized peer review process.
- Improved efficiencies through implementation of an electronic faculty workload system to automate teaching assignments.
- Amended the faculty workload formula to coincide with the new integrated core curriculum model and online workload efforts. This formula is consistent with ongoing curricular revisions and new teaching methodologies (Problem Based Learning).
- Revised the faculty evaluation process for greater efficiency and precision, adding a self-evaluation REDCap database and a goal setting structure.
- Earned local, state, and national recognition for excellence through receipt of awards presented to 15 faculty.
- Two faculty were inducted as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing, one faculty was inducted as Fellow in the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
- One recipient of the MUSC Teaching Excellence, MUSC Excellence Program.
- One recipient of the MUSC Foundation Developing Scholar Award, Clinical Sciences.
- Five nursing faculty received the Palmetto Gold Award for Nursing Excellence from South Carolina Nurses Foundation.
College of Nursing Goals 2012 - 2013
- Relocate to temporary physical space and begin College building renovation.
- Implement initial year of new budgeting model.
- Recruit Associate Dean for Research and additional faculty for mission critical positions.
- Establish long term strategic plan for CON CoEE.
- Determine development priorities in concert with Director of Development.
- Collaborate with MUHA to promote the use of advanced practice nurses.
- Increase enrollment by admitting 70 students to the BSN program starting fall 2013.
- Maintain the quality of student applicants in the PhD program through marketing of program outcomes, examination of admission criteria, and scholarship opportunities.
- Implement a PhD program evaluation plan.
- Integrate interprofessional learning experiences into the PhD program.
- Implement a course review plan for ongoing course evaluation.
- Evaluate outcomes of implementation of curriculum changes based on the Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN), 2008 BSN Essentials in fall 2012.
- Evaluate outcomes of curriculum change implementation based on new MSN Essentials in Fall 2012.
- Develop quality indicators for all programs.
- Enhance interdisciplinary learning experience for all students.
- Explore use of student portfolios for PhD students.
- Improve consistency of synchronous communication in PhD program.
- Develop a recruitment plan to increase enrollment of Post-MSN DNP students.
- Develop targeted marketing of PhD and DNP programs to Post BSN students.
- Develop a database for grant data.
- Obtain a minimum of 1 funded project as PI/Co-PI for all educator-researcher tenure track faculty.
- Increase and maintain R01 funding to 6-8 per year.
- Increase the number of NIH grants funded by 10%.
- Increase total funding (in dollars) by 10%.
- Hire additional junior and senior research faculty in strategic areas (i.e., technology and/or innovation in vulnerable populations).
- Continue to improve NIH Ranking (Top 25 in next 2 years).
- Continue to expand interprofessional faculty research development and collaborative opportunities.
- Submit for “P” Center Grant, Program Project Grant (PPG) or similar mechanism.
- Assume a proactive role in improving the delivery of health care in the state of South Carolina and beyond.
- Promote interprofessional collaboration to improve the quality and safety of care.
- Expand the scope of nursing practice to increase access to health care in South Carolina.
- Utilize technology to improve health outcomes.
- Develop metrics for the Career Development plan to evaluate successes toward goals.
- Survey faculty for specific needs for administrative resource beyond teaching.
- Support faculty and staff development needs including a focus on innovation and entrepreneurial activities.
- Actualize a faculty incentive plan based on productivity through, but not limited to, interprofessional, teaching, practice, research and/or innovations beyond those of rank expectations.
College of Nursing Accreditation
BSN, MSN and DNP programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is a resource for the information regarding the Nursing program. Information may be obtained by writing or telephoning them directly at:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1120
Telephone: (202) 887-6791 | FAX: (202) 887-8470
The Undergraduate Program is fully approved by:
South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Board of Nursing
Synergy Business Park
110 Centerview Drive, Suite 202
Columbia, SC 29210
P.O. Box 12387
Columbia, SC 29211-2367
Phone: (803) 896-4550
FAX: (803) 896-4525
Department of Continuing Education
The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 100 West, Washington, DC 20024-2571.
You may contact them by telephone at (800) 274-4ANA or at http://www.nursingworld.org
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner track of the masters program is fully approved by the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses, 800 South Frederick Avenue, Suite 104, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150.
You may contact them by telephone at (888) 641-2767, by FAX at (301) 330-1504, or on the internet at http://www.pncb.org