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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a degree completion program specifically designed to advance the Licensed Registered Professional Nurse (RN) to an academic degree status of BSN. Students admitted to this program will be required to be a current RN with an unencumbered license through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) jurisdiction. The degree program will prepare the student to assume advanced roles in nursing management, client care, and education, as well as, provide a foundation for advanced academic study. The curriculum consists of coursework that will provide a framework for evidence-based practice and enhance complex clinical reasoning, decision making, and collaborative skills that contribute to patient safety and quality processes. The BSN program will assure that students attain knowledge of current practices in the field and enhance their ability to incorporate such practices into the health-care delivery system.

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements to Columbia College, students must provide official documentation verifying their status as a current RN with an unencumbered license through the NCSBN jurisdiction prior to pursuing the BSN degree. Transfer students will have coursework taken at a regionally accredited college or university, and complete with a grade of C or higher, evaluated for potential credit with Columbia College as per policy (see Evaluation of Credit and Testing).


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Degree requirements

The Columbia College Catalog outlines the courses you will need to take to complete your degree program. This includes required courses in your major and general education requirements, as well as elective classes you will select.

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) degree is available online and is approved at the following locations. Some locations may require a combination of in-seat and online coursework. Select one to view the tuition rate.

Please note this degree program may not be able to be completed fully in-seat. A combination of in-seat and online coursework may be required.


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