A:  Program participants are USC Salkehatchie students for the first 2 years while completing prerequisite courses on the suggested nursing curriculum, then become a USC Columbia student once accepted into the Upper Division to complete the last 2 years of the program.  While a USC Salkehatchie student, participants pay USC Salkehatchie’s tuition, yet once accepted in the Upper Division and become a USC Columbia student, participants pay USC Columbia’s tuition rates.  Although a USC Columbia student, participants remain physically on the USC Salkehatchie campus (Allendale or Walterboro) to complete Upper Division course work and clinical experiences.