School of Nursing

School of Nursing

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The college of HEHD is pleased to welcome 10 new faculty members, as well as several administrators who are new to the college or been appointed to new posts. Read more. . .

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Ann Wetsel, Interim Chair, School of Nursing

Clemson University School of Nursing is conducting a needs assessment for a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. The program would be for those who have earned a master's degree in nursing. Please help us by completing this brief needs survey. The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Thank you very much for being part of this important program needs assessment! 


The Center for Research and Collaborative Activities (CRCA) supports and contributes to the College of Health, Education and Human Development's priority — increase research focus and capabilities. The CRCA facilitates grantsmanship, research, and scholarship by providing a variety of services.

Undergraduate Program

Our undergraduate program offers direct admission into the nursing major. Graduates consistently exceed national pass rates for the NCLEX-RN 1 censure exam and find positions within weeks of graduation. For undergraduates, the Clemson campus offers all the advantages of a great university and the opportunity to be involved with students from many majors. Our Clinical Learning and Research Center is one of the finest in the country and allows students to practice events that happen infrequently in the clinical setting and require quick accurate responses for the best outcomes.

RN to BS Program

Our RN to BS program accommodates registered nurses in obtaining a BS degree. The program employs a web-enhanced format that allows students the ease and convenience of online learning and the camaraderie of monthly interactive learning activities with faculty and peers. The RN to BS and graduate programs are based at the University Center in Greenville, a unique academic setting which offers state-of-the-art classrooms and easy access with an abundance of free parking.

Graduate Program

Our graduate program prepares nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse educators, and nurse administrators to succeed on national certification examinations. Graduates are in high demand in the region and are ready to become innovative nurse leaders who engage in service to improve health and quality of life of people of South Carolina and the global community.

PhD in Healthcare Genetics

Our new Interdisciplinary PhD in Healthcare Genetics is the first in the nation and brings together experts in many fields to prepare future leaders in health policy, ethics, practice and bench science in the field of healthcare genetics. Genetics will potentially have a greater impact on healthcare than any other single discovery.

Accelerated Second Degree Program

The Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program is designed for individuals who have already earned a Bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. This is an intense full-time, 16-month program of study, including rigorous clinical experiences. The program spans four consecutive semesters (fall, spring summer, and fall) and leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.