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School of Nursing

Accelerated Second Degree Nursing

** The application for Summer 2025 will be open August 1, 2024, through September 15, 2024 **

Please note: Although the ASD Admission Application requires you to select Spring Term, the Admissions Office will automatically default your enrollment to Summer Term. Students are notified of acceptance in late November. Orientation is held in April. The program starts in May (summer term).

The ASD Nursing Program is designed for individuals who have previously earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. This is an intense full-time program, including rigorous clinical experiences. All classes and clinical experiences are based out of the Clemson Nursing Building in Greenville, SC, with clinicals held in the surrounding area hospital systems. Students begin the ASD Nursing Program each Summer as a full-time undergraduate transfer student. After just 19 months of study, students earn a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nursing degree.

  • ASD Admission Requirements
    • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university
    • Cumulative or last 60 hours GPA of at least 3.0
    • Students can apply and be accepted while still completing their previous degree and/or ASD prerequisite courses. 
  • ASD Curriculum Plan

    ASD students are considered full time students and are in the track for 4 semesters.

    Fall - Hours 16 (13,9)

    • NURS 3100 Health Assessment 3 (2,3) (2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours)
    • NURS 3040 Pathophysiology for Health Care Professionals 3 (3,0)
    • NURS 3400 Pharmacotherapeutic Nursing Interventions 3 (3,0)
    • NURS 3120 Medical-Surgical I 4 (2,6)
    • NURS 3200 Professionalism in Nursing 3 (3,0)

    Spring – Hours 15 (11,12)

    • NURS (HCG) 3330 Healthcare Genetics 3 (3,0)
    • NURS 3030 Medical-Surgical II 7 (3,12)
    • NURS 3050 Psychosocial Nursing 3 (3,0)
    • NURS 3230 Gerontology Nursing 2 (2,0)

    Summer -Hours 15 (9,18)

    • NURS 4010 Mental Health Nursing 5 (3,6)
    • NURS 4110 Nursing Care of Children 5 (3,6)
    • NURS 4120 Nursing Care of Women and Their Families 5 (3,6)

    Fall – Hours 16 (9,21)

    • NURS 4030 Medical-Surgical III 5 (3,6)
    • NURS 4140 Community Health 5 (3,6)
    • NURS 4100 Leadership Management 6 (3,9)

    ASD Curriculum Plan

  • Financial
    Nursing Scholarships

    Nursing scholarships are available through Clemson University and the School of Nursing.

    Please visit the Financial Aid website for Clemson University scholarship information.

    Additional scholarships and awards are available in the Spring semester through the School of Nursing. Details and application forms are emailed directly to students in the spring. Please see the list below and contact Mrs. Angie Newton for more information. 

    External nursing scholarships can be found on the AACN website.

    Elizabeth Ashley Gillespie ('03, M'06) Annual Travel Grant-in-Aid


    Study abroad travel aid for nursing students.

    Eugene Edwards Memorial Award


    Award for outstanding nursing students.

    Gracie Evelyn Boggs Jameson Endowed Scholarship


    Scholarship for nursing students interested in oncology nursing.

    Hearst Annual Scholarship


    Scholarship for underrepresented nursing students pursuing BS or ASD degree.

    Herbert N. Shearin, Jr. Award for Excellence in Nursing


    Award for junior or senior nursing students.

    J.C. Hubbard Endowment Educational Fund


    Scholarship for undergraduate nursing students.

    Judy Yvonne Robertson Memorial Scholarship


    Scholarship for nursing students at all levels.

    Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Annual Nursing Scholarship


    Need-based scholarship for nursing students who are residents of AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, or VA.

    Reva W. Burns Endowment Scholarship in Nursing


    Scholarships for junior or senior nursing students.

    Viola M. Wolf Nursing Annual Scholarship


    Scholarship for U.S. citizen junior or senior nursing students with minimum GPA of 3.0.

  • Contact

    Program Coordinator

    Cynthia Mihalchick
    (864) 720-2056

    Greenville Address

    Clemson University Nursing
    605 Grove Road
    Greenville, SC 29605

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