Newly-Approved Associate Degree of Nursing (RN) Program Aimed at Stemming SC Nursing Shortage

First Classes Begin April 1

Greenville, SCECPI University is pleased to announce it has been approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing to expand its Greenville campus’ nursing program to include an Associate Degree of Nursing (RN). Already one of the nation’s largest educators of nurses, ECPI University is offering this program to address South Carolina’s looming nursing shortage. 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Center for Health Workforce Analysis for 2014-2030 projects that seven states will have nurse shortages by 2030, with South Carolina being one of four states projected to have shortages of more than 10,000 nurses. “Employers across the state are utilizing creative methods to entice nurses to work for them,” says ECPI University Greenville Campus Director of Nursing Patti Wentz.  “And many shifts go uncovered every day. We see this opportunity as one that will positively impact the local shortage of registered nurses and support the healthcare community in hiring qualified candidates to work in their facilities.” 

ECPI University’s nursing programs are offered in an accelerated, year-round format that allow students to earn their Associate’s Degree in Nursing (RN) in just 18 months. Classes begin April 1, 2019. For more information, please contact ECPI University Greenville Campus President Karen Burgess at or 864.438.5018. 

ECPI University 

ECPI University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate's, baccalaureate, and master's degrees and diplomas. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. A private university founded in 1966, ECPI University has campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Texas and offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services, continuing education, certification classes, and testing are also available.                      

On campus or online, fields of study include: HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), BS to BSN, Nursing (ADN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Paramedic (EMT), Radiography, Radiologic Sciences, Sonography, Surgical Technology; TECHNOLOGY: Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Cyber and Network Security, Information Systems,  Software Development, Mobile Development, Cloud Computing, Web Design and Development, Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering Technology; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Crime and Intelligence Analysis; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit 


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Release Date:
Tuesday, January 8, 2019