The bachelor's degree in nursing program at Columbia College has received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Selection into the BSN program is based on a composite score consisting of:
- GPA in required prerequisite courses.
- Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) composite score of at least 70. The TEAS® exam must be administered at Columbia College to be considered for admission.
Once selected for admission to the BSN program, students are required to submit:
- Urine drug test (those selected for the program will be sent more information).
- Physical forms, including documentation of immunizations/titers.
- CPR certification by the American Heart Association, Health Care Providers course.
BSN admission process
Apply to Columbia College as a freshman or transfer student (not required for current Columbia College students)
Complete prerequisite courses
Apply to the program
Apply to the BSN Program (view BSN program details )
Acceptance into Columbia College does not guarantee acceptance into the nursing sequence courses. Students must apply to the BSN program, and admission is on a selective basis.
A candidate for the nursing program must possess essential abilities in order to provide safe and effective patient care.
You must be able to maintain effective, therapeutic relationships with patients, families, students, faculty and other professionals at all times. You must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of your intellectual abilities. You must exercise good judgment. You must ensure prompt completion of all responsibilities involved in the care of patients and families.
You must be able to evaluate and apply knowledge and engage in critical thinking in the classroom and clinical settings.
You must be able to communicate effectively and therapeutically with students, faculty, patients, family and other professionals. This includes both oral and written communication.
You must be able to reason morally and practice nursing in an ethic and legal matter. You must be willing to learn and abide by professional standards of practice. You must be able to deliver safe, effective nursing care to all patient populations. This includes, but is not limited to, children, adolescents and individuals with various emotional, development and medical problems and needs. You must be able to adapt to rapidly changing environments and situations while maintaining a professional demeanor.
You must be able to to maintain motor coordination, strength, flexibility, dexterity, balance and sensory capabilities sufficient for safe and accurate assessment of the patient and performance of patient-care tasks.
You must be able to utilize vision, hearing and senses of touch and smell to thoroughly analyze patient data and provide accurate and safe treatment/care.