2+2 Residential Program - Coastal Carolina University
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2+2 Nursing Residential Program

PLEASE NOTE - The 2+2 Nursing Residential Program is not available after Fall 2022. For those seeking admission for Fall 2023, please see the information for the 1+2+1 Residential Nursing Program. 1+2+1 Program Information

The 2+2 Nursing Residential program is a collaborative program between Coastal Carolina University (CCU) and Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) for first-time freshmen only. Students in this program live in CCU's residence halls while taking general education and nursing classes at HGTC for their freshman and sophomore years to earn an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in nursing and take the RN licensing exam. Students who successfully complete these steps spend their junior and senior years taking classes at CCU to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.).

Participation in this R.N. to B.S.N. program is highly competitive. Students must meet all freshman entrance requirements and be admitted to CCU as first-time freshmen. The 2+2 program also requires that students have a minimum SAT score of 1100 (evidence-based reading and writing plus math) or a composite ACT score of 22. After completing the AAS in nursing at HGTC, students will automatically be accepted into the B.S.N. program and complete the remaining courses at CCU.

The TEAS-V is an acceptable alternative to the ACT or SAT scores. The minimum eligibility requirement for TEAS-V is a score of 75. For test registration information go to: https://atitesting.com/teas/register 


The program size is limited and fills early. Prospective students should apply by the Dec. 1 priority application date. Students who accept an invitation to the program will forfeit any merit award offered by CCU because CCU merit awards do not transfer to HGTC; however, students may be eligible for merit awards from HGTC.

The student experience
  • Students live in Coastal Carolina University residence halls and enjoy all aspects of living on CCU's campus.
  • First- and second-year students will complete general education courses at HGTC's Conway campus, which is adjacent to CCU's campus.
  • Students complete AAS nursing courses at HGTC's Grand Strand campus and local area health care institutions. The Grand Strand campus is 13.5 miles (21.7 km) from CCU's campus. Transportation can be provided for the first semester, but students will need to provide their own transportation for future semesters.
  • Students complete the national licensing exam for nursing (NCLEXRN) in the summer after completing the AAS degree, and begin the RN-to-BSN program at CCU in the fall of the third year.
  • Both the HGTC nursing program and the CCU B.S.N. completion program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Inquires can be made to Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone: 404-975-5000 or email: info@acenursing.org.

Have questions? We are here to help.

Wanda Dooley, D.N.P., R.N.
Director of Nursing, Professor

Nursing Program Office