Coker UniversityAcademic Programs & DegreesNursing

Bachelor of Science


A passion for healthcare.
A commitment to community service.
A drive to learn all that is possible.
A dream to earn your bachelor’s degree in as little as eight semesters.

If you have some of the above attributes, then Coker University has the bachelor of science in nursing program for you. A degree from Coker provides you the knowledge, skills, and education to thrive in the nursing field, all while providing you a degree from a nationally recognized university in Hartsville, South Carolina. That’s the power of a nursing program that’s grounded in the real work, at work for you. 

The job market for nurses is rapidly growing. The skills gained at Coker University are portable to any state.

About Coker University’s BSN Program:

  • Complete the full program in 8 semesters (Nursing sequence completed over 6 semesters)
  • No prerequisites
  • Individualized study plans target your specific learning needs
  • Students accepted into the pre-nursing program (semesters 1 & 2) are guaranteed a spot in the Nursing program that begins in semester 3
  • Cutting edge program and content is built to help you be the nurse of the future
  • NCLEX preparation (the examination you must pass to become a nurse) is built into your last semester at no extra cost
  • Almost 800 hours of clinical experience will give you the confidence you need to assume the role of a registered nurse
  • You begin preparing for NCLEX (the national licensing examination) on day 1 of your nursing studies
  • A percentage of student loans may be forgiven, depending on where you work after graduation (working for a federally qualified health center, the VA, or acceptance into the Nurse Corps Loan program)

The Coker Approach to

Professors in Coker’s BSN program use a hybrid approach – meaning you can complete pre-work at home on your schedule to prepare for hands-on, job-applicable learning during class meeting times. This approach includes:

  • In person and online options are available for meeting with your advisor or professors
  • Online content available to help you master important content, meaning you can move quickly through information that is not new or repeat difficult content as many times as needed
  • The nursing sequence begins in your third semester
  • Options are available for working students that limit required time on campus



Average amount of scholarship aid* awarded to Coker students last year

*Does not include federal, state, or need-based aid

Just because your education is an invaluable investment doesn’t mean some degrees aren’t a better value than others! Affordability is one of the ways Coker University clearly stands out from other schools. We work very hard to keep tuition low and to find scholarship money to help you pay for your degree.


receive some form of Financial Aid

OVER $10,000,000

in student scholarships each year.

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