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.

Take the HESI A2®

Students will need to achieve a competitive score on the HESI (A2®) in order to proceed into the Nursing Sequence. Columbia College administers the A2® throughout the year at both the Columbia and Lake of the Ozarks locations.

Get to know the department better


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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