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University of South Carolina is proud to offer more than 240 graduate degree programs and certificates. To learn more about a particular program, select a category and click on the program listing.

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Advanced Practice Nursing - CGS
Note: This online program is available in states whose licensing boards approve distance learning. While the majority of students are from SC and surrounding states, the USC College of Nursing is not currently authorized to provide this program in all states. Please refer to our State Authorization website for a list of all available states. https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/nursing/academic_programs/accreditation.php
Program Message
This is a post-master's certificate program. This program option is for those who already have earned a MSN degree.
Program Details
School/College: Nursing
Major: Advanced Practice Nursing
Degree: Certificate of Graduate Study
Academic Bulletin: Go to Online Bulletin
Program Website: Visit Program Website
Graduate Director: Alicia Ribar (803) 777-4889
Program Contact: Scott Ranges (803) 777-9173
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Required Documents
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 from the previous Undergraduate degree (all transcripts are reviewed regardless of the program)
  • Three letters of reference from Masters prepared registered nurse or physician who can speak to the applicant’s ability to successfully complete the certificate program outcomes
  • A personal Goal statement that reflects program outcomes
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Current unencumbered RN licensure in the state of residence
Applicable Terms
  • Spring
Deadlines
  • August 1 for Spring start
Area(s) of Concentration
  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Family
Biomedical Studies - CGS
Business Analytics - PBAC
Cost Management - PBAC
Counselor Education - CGS
Counselor Education - EdS
Cyber Security Studies - PBAC
Drug and Addiction Studies - CGS
Educational Administration - EdS
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems - PBAC
Gerontology - CGS
Global Health - PBAC
Health Communications - CGS
Higher Education Leadership - CGS
Historical Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management - CGS
Library and Information Science - CGS
Library and Information Science - SLIS
Museum Management - CGS
Music Performance - CGS
Nursing Administration - CGS
Play Therapy - CGS
Psychiatric Rehabilitation - CGS
Public Health - CGS
Qualitative Research - CGS
Railway Engineering - PBACC
Social and Behavioral Health with Military Members, Veterans, and Military Families - CGS
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - CGS
Women's and Gender Studies - CGS
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