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Associate in Science in Nursing Program

If you've been thinking about becoming a nurse or advancing your nursing career, there's never been a better time to pursue your goal. Nursing is a very satisfying profession, and the demand for nurses continues to rise.

Two locations

The Associate in Science in Nursing degree is available at the following locations:

  • Main campus in Columbia, Mo.
  • Columbia College–Lake of the Ozarks campus, located in Osage Beach, Mo.

Students may apply to the main campus program, the Lake of the Ozarks campus program, or both. The Campus in Columbia Missouri accepts applications twice a year and the Lake of the Ozarks campus accepts applications once a year. The program is open to individuals who have no prior nursing education and to individuals who are licensed practical nurses.

A quality program

Nursing student in library The Columbia College Nursing Program is offered in two locations – the main campus in Columbia, MO and the Lake of the Ozarks campus in Osage Beach, MO. The Columbia College Nursing Programs are approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The Columbia College campus located in Columbia, Missouri has full approval. The Columbia College campus located in Osage Beach, Missouri has conditional approval. Columbia College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and holds specialized accreditation in its Education program. Graduates of either program are eligible to apply to take the Missouri State Board of Nursing Licensure Examination to become registered nurses.*

Notice: Columbia College no longer accepts the TEAS, version 4.0. Applicants must take the TEAS V to apply. Learn more about entrance testing.

*Successful completion of the program does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure examination. According to the Nursing Practice Act, licensure may be withheld or revoked due to controlled substance abuse, criminal prosecution and a variety of other offenses. Read more about the Missouri Nursing Practice Act.