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NGU and USC Upstate partner on nursing education program

Staff Report //February 6, 2018//

NGU and USC Upstate partner on nursing education program

Staff Report //February 6, 2018//

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North Greenville University and the Mary Black School of Nursing at USC Upstate have partnered to help address supply and demand projections of the nursing workforce.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Center for Health Workforce Analysis for 2014-2030 shows South Carolina with an estimated 10,400 fewer registered nurses by 2030, according to a news release.

North Greenville University biology majors interested in a nursing career will have the opportunity to earn two bachelor’s degrees in five years. The first three years will be spent at the North Greenville University campus and the final two years will be spent at the Mary Black School of Nursing on either the main campus in Spartanburg or the USC Upstate Greenville campus at the University Center in Greenville. Students will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from North Greenville University after their fourth year and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from USC Upstate after the fifth year, according to the release.

 “As the level of illness in the general population has increased over the last 20 years, as well as the number of seniors over 65, there is a need of more expertly qualified nurses to take care of them now and in the coming years,” said Tom Allen, dean of North Greenville University’s College of Science and Mathematics.

The first group of North Greenville University students will enter the nursing program at USC Upstate in Spring 2019.