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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.

In 2016, graduates from the Lake of the Ozarks location had a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX and the graduates from the Columbia campus achieved a 95.35 percent pass rate.

Classroom of nursing students

Two locations

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

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

Nursing Pulse: Learn more about our nursing program

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

The Columbia College Nursing Program is offered in two locations – the main campus in Columbia, Missouri, and the Lake of the Ozarks campus in Osage Beach, Missouri. The Columbia College Nursing Programs are approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.  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: As of August 31, 2016, there is a new version (sixth edition) of the TEAS Exam - the TEAS V will no longer be given. For the July 10, 2017 application deadline, the ATI TEAS (new sixth edition version) or the TEAS V will be accepted. For the November 1, 2017 application deadline, only a TEAS (sixth edition) will be accepted.  The TEAS exam must be taken at Columbia College to be considered for admission. 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.


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