Nursing Program




Helping is Healing

There's always a need for nurses, and SCC's nursing program is a strong first step towards joining the rapidly growing field of healthcare. After completing one of our two nursing programs here at Spartanburg Community College, you can supply your community with the medical care, help and the healing that they deserve. 

SCC offers both an Associate Degree in Applied Science- Nursing (ADN) and a Diploma of Applied Science- Nursing (PN, or Practical Nurse). Both the ADN and PN programs are offered in-person during the day and clinical sites are utilized in Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union counties. 

While many may think that a four-year degree is required to receive a nursing license, SCC is here to remind you that that is not the case. Upon completing either of these programs followed by the successful completion of either the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN licensure exams, either a Registered Nurse or Practical Nursing License will be granted respectfully. After students receive either their RN or PN license, they may then practice as a Registered or Practical Nurse. 

While SCC is an open admissions college, our acceptance into the Nursing program is by selection. Any applications submitted for the ADN and PN programs will be reviewed and evaluated on an impartial basis. Even if you meet our minimum requirements, you are not guaranteed admission into the program. Once students have been accepted into one of our two nursing programs, and have completed the necessary pre-requisite courses, either program can be completed within 2 years. To begin your admission process for our nursing program, please click on the application links at the top of the page. 


View or download the brochure for the School of Nursing here.


What Kind of Nurse Are You?


If you choose our ADN program, after completion students will be eligible to sit for NCLEX-RN to become a Licensed Registered Nurse (RN).

Learn more about the ADN curriculum here.

Apply to SCC for ADN Nursing

Alternatively, if you choose our PN program, after completion students will be eligible to sit for NCLEX-PN (LPN).

Learn more about the PN curriculum here.

Apply to SCC for LPN Nursing

Regardless of which route you take, both programs offer a lot to learn including valuable hands-on experience. The vision of SCC's Nursing Program is to help our students build the needed framework for professional development by maintaining continuous educational excellence and high personal standards throughout their time in the program. 

Through our nursing program students will gain comprehensive critical and technical skills within their health sciences field through clinical rotations in local affiliated hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, health care facilities and lab simulations. Not only does good practice make great nurses, but after your time at SCC you'll be well on your way to becoming a medical professional. 


The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326; Phone (404) 975-5000; 


Extra Nursing Knowledge

If you have any further questions, please contact our nursing faculty and staff or reference our 'Nursing FAQs'