Nursing Department at Columbia College

The Columbia College Nursing Department improves lives by providing a quality, innovative nursing education to both new students and working adults. Graduates are prepared to achieve their potential as nurses and be leaders in the field.


Programs and experiences we offer

The Nursing Department serves students across the spectrum, from beginners going into the field to working RNs. Students benefit from experienced faculty members and real-world simulation labs.

Associate degrees

In-seat program for those ready to pursue a satisfying career in nursing.

Bachelor's degrees

Prepare for a nursing career with leadership opportunities.


Our online program prepares working nurses for management and advanced roles.

Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills

Students will need to achieve a competitive score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) in order to proceed into the Nursing Sequence. Columbia College administers the TEAS® throughout the year at both the Columbia and Lake of the Ozarks locations.

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Nursing Open House Returning soon

The Nursing Open House provides a unique opportunity to meet with nursing faculty, staff and other aspiring nursing students. This event is designed for students who want to learn more about the Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and our online RN to BSN program. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions about courses, registration and everything involved in each program.

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A look at the Columbia College nursing program

"Columbia College’s nursing program has evolved in remarkable fashion over the past four years. One might say the program is awash in success with a state-of-the art facility, cutting-edge technology and perfect pass rates on the NCLEX exam. And while the program is enjoying a great run, it has faced some challenges along the way."

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