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Columbia College Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Prepare to join the fast-growing healthcare field of nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Explore nursing programs at Columbia College

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Columbia College equips students with clinical care and leadership skills. Students learn basic medical surgical nursing as well as various specialties and community care. You'll develop complex clinical reasoning, decision-making and collaborative skills that contribute to patient safety and quality processes. Take core requirements in biology, anatomy and physiology. In the nursing sequence, you'll gain an understanding of nursing fundamentals, pharmacology, human nutrition and mental health nursing.

Opportunities to study:

  • Mental health nursing
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Sociocultural principles
  • Infection control
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical surgical nursing
  • Women's and infants' health
  • Pathophysiology

Dates and deadlines


Priority BSN application deadline: April 15, 2023


Final BSN application deadline: June 15, 2023

Prepare for a career in nursing

Columbia College's Bachelor of Science in Nursing prepares graduates for clinical care as well as leadership roles in nursing. At the completion of the program, you'll be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become an RN. 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.  

Those with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing are better positioned to advance to leadership and educational roles. The BSN also provides a foundation for advanced academic study.

Some possible paths include:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Intensive Care Nurse
  • Clinical Case Manager
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Director of Nursing
  • Medical Surgical Nurse
  • Infection Preventionist
  • Psychiatric Registered Nurse
Year Retention Rate NCLEX-RN Pass Rates Job Placement
2021 92% 92% 100%
2020 95% 84% 96%
2019 75%  89% 100%

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The baccalaureate degree in nursing for Traditional and RN-BSN programs at Columbia College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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Baccalaureate Accreditation

Initial Accreditation Date:

February 8, 2016

Most Recent Accreditation Date:

April 7, 2021

Accreditation Term Expires:

December 31, 2024

Last On-Site Evaluation:

April 2021

Next On-Site Evaluation:

Spring 2024

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.

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Available program formats

  • Core requirements 87 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 126 credit hours

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