College of Nursing
Welcome to the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. We are the only academic health sciences center in South Carolina, and thus we are on the cutting edge of health care practice, education and discovery. At MUSC, we have the largest accelerated BSN degree nursing program in South Carolina, and thriving enrollment in our DNP and PhD programs of study. In fact, we are a leader in online graduate education, and in this way the MUSC College of Nursing “Fuels the Nursing Pipeline.”
Recent Nursing News | May 2013
- Convocation and Graduation
- MUSC Students Excel in Leadership
- Maria Toler - Staff of the Year
- APRNs Lobby at Statehouse
- CON Diversity Statement
- National Nurses Week - May 6 - 9
- Seeking Associate Dean for Research
- Disruptive Innovations in Higher Education Video - Gail Gilden
- May 2013 eCONnections newsletter | Web Version
Featured Video - Where Good Ideas Come From
What is Disruptive Innovation?
Disruptive innovation is the act of bringing a simpler product closer to the consumer at less cost but equal or improved quality.
Examples of Disruptive Innovation:
- Steve Jobs loved music. He wasnât a musician or a sound engineer. He wasnât a music producer and his primary focus was not on selling music to the masses. However, he changed the consumer music experience and the music industry when Apple released the iPod. With his business and technology knowledge, he launched a business model that forever changed the industry as well as its customers.
- "Turning bricks into clicks." That was the mantra of many banking analysts in the late 1990s when they boldly predicted the demise of banksâ brick and mortar branches. Their outlook was that banking consumers were going to abandon the branch in favor of alternative outlets, such as ATMs, the Web and more recently, mobile devices.
- Air travel was once considered unaffordable for many business travelers and families. Today, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue and other low-cost carriers have landed into the market thus making air travel commonplace, and often cheaper than taking the train.
From The Desk of Dean Stuart
"Thinking Ahead: Educational Innovation"
It has been said that the two institutions most resistant to change are academia and health care. The belief in "business as usual" probably accounts for the high costs and sometimes questionable outcomes of these endeavors.