The demand for qualified nurses has risen markedly in recent years with growth expected to continue over the next decade or more. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the Registered Nurse (RN) workforce to grow by 371,500 between 2018 and 2028.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Columbia College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
RegisteredNursing.org recently ranked Columbia College as the third best school for RN programs in Missouri, based on analysis of the NCLEX-RN pass rates of 54 schools.
Top-ranked RN to BSN program
Best Health Degrees ranks Columbia College the No. 6 most affordable RN to BSN program in the country. The organization selected top programs based on costs, accreditation and a track record of student satisfaction.
Nursing department mission
The Department of Nursing improves lives by providing a quality, innovative nursing education to both traditional and non-traditional nursing students, helping them achieve their true potential as professional nurses.
Nursing department philosophy
Teaching within the Nursing Department is accomplished through deliberate acts and interventions to promote learning, using planned objectives and outcomes needed to prepare the graduate with knowledge, information, understanding and skills.
Students bring culturally diverse backgrounds and unique learning styles to the academic environment, which supports the development of critical thinking skills in preparation for professional nursing. We believe that nursing, as a discipline, is a dynamic profession based on and directed toward contributing expertise to comprehensive healthcare. The role of the professional nurse requires critical thinking through the use of the nursing process, clinical competence, accountability and patient advocacy.
Certified Medical Assistant Certificate
For those wanting to become a Certified Medical Assistant.
Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)
For those who want to qualify as an RN.
RN to BSN program (Online)
For practicing RNs who want to obtain a BSN degree.
RN to BSN Student Handbook
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
For those who want to qualify as an RN with a BSN degree.
Traditional BSN Student Handbook