SOUTH CAROLINA NURSING LICENSE

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the ultimate authority is your state board of nursing. Be sure to confirm licensing requirements with the South Carolina Board of Nursing before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 11/29/2017

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in South Carolina
Nursing Licenses in South Carolina Master's Required?
Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) Y
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Y
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Y
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Y
Registered Nurse (RN) N
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) N

South Carolina Nursing Salary Average

Nursing Assistants: $24,590

Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurses: $40,090

Registered Nurses: $63,470

Nurse Practitioners: $94,930  

Salaries of nurses in South Carolina can vary widely based on specialization. These figures are based on information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Learn more about South Carolina nursing salaries.

For education financing options take a look at our nursing scholarships and financial aid page.

There are many paths to becoming a nurse in South Carolina. The one you take will mostly depend on the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The more education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in South Carolina, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of South Carolina nursing licenses on this page. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in healthcare, it’s sometimes difficult to stay current. If you have any comments on or suggestions for our information about nursing in South Carolina, please let us know!

Compact State Status

South Carolina is a Nursing Licensure Compact state.

Prescriptive Authority in South Carolina

In South Carolina, Certified Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Certified Nurse Midwives may apply for prescriptive authority for controlled substance and schedules III to V in collaboration with physicians.

South Carolina Nursing Licensure Renewal

All nursing licenses in South Carolina expire biennially.

FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

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Advanced Practice Registered NursingNurse Practitioner, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Nurse-Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist – in South Carolina

Education
Master’s degree from accredited college or university

Examination
Varies according to prerequisite national certification

Fees
Application: $130

Experience
Varies according to prerequisite national certification

Certification Required
Varies according to specialty area, but must include licensure as a Registered Nurse

Renewal
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licenses in South Carolina expire biennially.

Additional Information
None

 

Registered Nurse (RN) in South Carolina

Education
Board-approved Registered Nurse pre-licensure education program

Examination
National Council Licensure Examination

Fees

Application: $90

National Council Licensure Examination: $200


Experience
None

Renewal
Registered Nurse licenses in South Carolina expire biennially.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Endorsement is available to Registered Nurses in South Carolina.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in South Carolina

Education
Board-approved Licensed Practical Nurse pre-licensure education program

Examination
NCLEX-PN

Fees
$70 Application Fee, $200 Examination Fee

Experience
None

Renewal
Licensed Practical Nurse licenses in South Carolina expire biennially.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Endorsement is available to Licensed Practical Nurses in South Carolina.

 

FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

Sponsored Programs