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Building Exceptional Nursing Graduates and the Faculty to Teach Them

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Roadmap to the Future

Addressing a critical need for nurses

Imagine that you are in the hospital without a trained, professional nurse to provide evidence-based comfort and compassionate care.

Or imagine that a loved one is navigating the end of life alone, without the guidance, comfort and palliative care provided by a knowledgeable, compassionate nurse. 

For many, these scenarios are not imaginary. They are part of a new reality now facing many patients and families today because of a growing shortage of nurses.

As part of South Carolina’s leading academic medical center, the MUSC College of Nursing has taken the lead in developing a thoughtful and timely response to this growing crisis.


Our pathway is clear: We must refill the nursing pipeline as quickly as possible. At the MUSC College of Nursing, we have developed a four-part plan to:

  • Invest in student-centered support, financial and otherwise.
  • Expand the new-nurse pipeline by recruiting, retaining and empowering more faculty.
  • Create more bandwidth in nursing specialties where there is urgent and growing need –palliative care, for example.
  • Expand and modernize our physical campus and learning resources. A national leader for nursing, the MUSC College of Nursing has set its sights on increasing the number of nurses in the workforce by focusing on four key areas:


The MUSC College of Nursing raises philanthropic funds to address the dire shortage of nurses. But we cannot do it alone. We need your help.  

Why the MUSC College of Nursing?

The MUSC College of Nursing has a long and distinguished history of more than 136 years preparing the finest professional nurses who care, cure, and create new knowledge in improving the health of individuals, families, and communities. We educate more than 600 students each year at the highest levels. On average, 98% of graduating students believe that the education they receive at MUSC is exceptional.

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Hope is not defined by our highest moments. Rather, it is built upon layers of resilience, perseverance, and the refusal to quit.

Crystal Wood - Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) Class of '22

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If an individual can positively change the life of another, imagine what a community can do to change the world.

Tricy Kosobud-Sossamon - Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) Student

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I decided that nursing was the career I wanted to pursue after the COVID-19 pandemic. Seeing the hardships that nurses and other healthcare personnel had to face made me realize that I ultimately wanted to provide the highest quality of care for my patients.

Alexis Gontz - Accelerated Bachelors of Science (ABSN) Student

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