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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program
The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ACC BSN) degree program is a 16 month, four consecutive semester program that prepares students for initial licensure as a registered nurse. The program is full-time on the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) campus in Charleston, SC. This rigorous program has eight courses with clinical experiences in local hospitals and community agencies. Students learn in the classroom, as well as through web-enhanced activities.
The program focuses on the knowledge, skills, and values deemed essential for professional nursing practice in today’s multifaceted health care system. As a BSN-prepared nurse, graduates may work in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, community agencies, health clinics, long term care facilities and private practices. Special focus is given to leadership, care coordination and communication skills. The baccalaureate program also provides a foundation for graduate study in nursing.
The student who enters the nursing program is prepared for upper division course work and brings knowledge of the humanities and the natural and social sciences as a basis for study in the nursing major. Students learn to apply concepts and principles to clinical practice and gain experience doing so with individuals, families, and populations in a variety of health care systems. Opportunities to practice nursing with persons of all ages, including those who are healthy as well as those who are experiencing health alterations. The leadership role of the nurse as a contributing member of the profession and the values and behaviors that reflect professional commitment to society are emphasized throughout the program.