Why Choose a Nursing Career at MUSC Health

As an academic health sciences center, MUSC Health might be better suited for you than other nursing career paths. Here are seven reasons why.

Magnet Designation
Noted by The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® as the gold standard for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes, MUSC Health achieved the esteemed Magnet designation in 2015 and re-designated in 2020.

Professional Practice Model
Nursing Professional Practice Model (PPM) is a way of thinking about what nurses value most in their nursing practice. At MUSC Health, we have developed a graphic based on Charleston’s wrought-iron gates to represent our professional practice model.

Care Delivery System
The care delivery system is actually a subsystem of the professional practice model that describes our approach to delivering patient care.

Nurse-driven Research
Nurses at all levels participate in nursing research as principle investigators, co-investigators, and members of research teams. Since the introduction of the Nurse Scientist role, the number of nurse-driven initiatives has increased significantly.

Evidence-based Practice
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is integrated into the culture of MUSC Health’s nursing practice.

Shared Governance
Nursing shared governance at MUSC Health is the structure that empowers nursing to make practice change and improvement.

Reward & Recognition
The nursing program at MUSC Health is nationally recognized. Included are Magnet® designation and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Beacon Award. MUSC represents 9 out of 13 Beacon units in the state of South Carolina.