Corps of Cadets
South Carolina Corps of Cadets
Cadets who are interested in nursing must declare biology as their major during freshman year. By indicating an interest in nursing when declaring their major, they will be assigned a nursing faculty advisor who will work individually with the cadet during freshman year to position the student for acceptance into the nursing program.
After mid-term spring semester, freshmen will be invited to request a change of major to nursing. Students will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their care giving and leadership skills and write a short essay about nursing. The questionnaires are reviewed and scored by a panel of practicing nurses. In addition, cadets must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a grade of C or better in all math and science courses.
Twenty four (24) cadets will be allowed to change to a nursing major.
For cadets who do not meet the GPA and course requirements, they make take nursing courses in the fall of sophomore year in an effort to meet the requirements.
Veteran students will receive additional consideration for admission to the nursing program.
Students begin nursing courses in the sophomore year with the emphasis on learning about healthy adults and understanding the science behind illness. In the junior year, students expand their knowledge of nursing science and begin applying nursing care to the adult individual in the acute care environment. Senior year is focused on the care of special populations, leadership, and care of the complex individual.
Transfers - Cadets wishing to transfer to the Nursing program should contact Dr. Amelia Joseph, Nursing Department Head, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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