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The Associate in Science in Nursing Program is offered at two sites - at the campus in Columbia, Missouri and at the Lake Ozark venue. The program is open to individuals who have no prior nursing education and to individuals who hold a Licensed Practical Nursing license.
The program is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
The program is designed to prepare the graduate for a nurse generalist role. Graduates are awarded an Associate in Science in Nursing degree and are eligible to apply for the Registered Nursing Licensure Examination.*
The curriculum consists of general education, mathematics and science courses and specific nursing courses. Students are required to complete all of the general education, mathematics and science courses before entering the Nursing Course Sequence.
Columbia College systematically reviews the curriculum to ensure that students are prepared for a position in the nursing field. As a result the prerequisite requirements noted in the Undergraduate Catalog are periodically updated to reflect coursework that best supports degree completion. Although not required, students are highly encouraged to transfer to the most recent catalog year in order to complete the prerequisite courses that have been identified as best aiding in the successful completion of the Nursing Course Sequence.
Admission to the program is on a selective basis. Cohort sizes and selection deadlines vary by location:
The application deadline is in June for students who plan to start the nursing sequence courses in the late fall session. The application deadline is in November for students who plan to start the nursing sequence courses in late spring session. LPN students begin the nursing sequence based on the fundamental standard exam. Class cohorts consist of non-LPNs and LPNs.
All candidates for the nursing program are expected to meet general admission requirements to the College. Acceptance to Columbia College does not guarantee acceptance to the Nursing Course Sequence.
Selection criteria for the Nursing Course Sequence:
Associate in Science in Nursing
degree is available
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.