Greenville Technical College (GTC) Health and Wellness Division

With NCLEX pass rates consistently at or above the national and state percentages, Greenville Technical College offers the Associate in Applied Science nursing degree. It also offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing through a partnership with USC Upstate. Students Schools Scholarships

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Greenville Technical College, a public technical institution, was founded in 1960.

In 1971, Greenville Technical College’s Associate Degree Nursing program began and became one of the largest in South Carolina. Those who graduate are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam and be licensed as Registered Nurses (RN).

The focus for Greenville Technical College’s Associate Degree Nursing program is on clinical proficiency in a variety of health care settings. Employers express confidence in the program and in the skills new nurses bring to the job.

Nursing (RN) - Associate in Applied Science (AAS/ADN)

The Associate in Applied Science degree covers all aspects of nursing with a focus on hands-on and theory experience. The program is two to three years in length as full-time students. Graduates can practice as soon as they pass the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.

Post RN Specialty Courses

The Post RN Specialty courses develop special skills for those who want to care for patients in critical care areas. The students receive basic knowledge and skills to deliver safe, competent and effective nursing practice in critical care and other specialty units. Courses focus on Oncology Nursing, Management of High Risk Pregnancy, Critical Care, and many others.

Advanced Placement Nursing

The Advanced Placement Nursing program is for licensed practical nurses who would like to earn an RN. Before being accepted, students must complete all of the college and Nursing program admission requirements. Students receive credit for prior education and can be placed in the appropriate level to their transfer credits.

In the active learning process, students learn from Case studies, journaling, classroom and online discussions, debates, presentations, role playing, and simulations.

ADN and Advanced Placement Nursing program applicants are required to complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) prior to submitting a weighted admission form for program admission. Scores from the TEAS test will be used in the point calculations on the Weighted Admission form.

BSN Bound

Greenville Technical College's nursing program has partnered with Clemson and USC Upstate to create a timeline for students who want to progress to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) after graduating from Greenville Technical College's nursing program.

The BSN, if the student follows the directed plan, can be completed in one year through the partnership with USC Upstate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Greenville Technical College provide evening classes?

The program does not currently have an evening program, but some clinical rotations are done in the evening and on weekends.

Is there a waiting list?

The program is based on a weighted admission process in which points are obtained based on grades in required courses, TEAS exam scores, certification, and Technical GPA per the guidelines given on the Weighted Admissions Worksheet.

Transfer from another Nursing Program

Students transferring into the program must meet the following requirements:

  • A letter from the Dean or Program Director is required to document progression eligibility, good standing, and ACEN status
  • All general education courses must be complete and the nursing courses to be transferred must be current within 2 years
  • Theory and clinical knowledge must be validated through exams and skills competencies


The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited the nursing program.

Greenville Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.


In 2017, Greenville Technical College received the Military Friendly School award.

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