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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
- Medical surgical nursing
- Women's and infants' health
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
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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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Available program formats
- Core requirements 87 credit hours
- Total degree requirements 126 credit hours
Some courses you may take
This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of leadership and management pertinent to health care and nursing. Students will explore the interrelated processes of thinking systematically, developing reflective judgment and exercising leadership. Competencies necessary to succeed in a nursing leadership role in organizations and contemporary society are analyzed and applied to clinical scenarios. Students utilize self-reflection to assess their own leadership potential. Prerequisites: Completion of all degree requirements including all NURS courses: NURS 212, NURS 310, NURS 311, NURS 312, NURS 313, NURS 409W , NURS 410, and NURS 411. This is the capstone course to be taken only after all other degree requirements have been met.
This theory course introduces the language and processes of research within the nursing profession. The research competencies to be examined include interpreting and using research in nursing practice, evaluating research, and conducting research. Course content focuses on retrieving, reading, evaluating, disseminating, and using research in nursing practice. This course will focus on current review of nursing literature and research utilization through evidence-based practice. Prerequisites: admission to the Online RN to BSN or the Bachelor Level Nursing Program; MATH 250 or BIOL 224, PSYC 224, or SOCI 224; and ENGL 133W.
A survey of microorganisms with emphasis on clinically important bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi and invertebrates. Emphasis placed on the health care applications of microbiology and transmission of infectious disease agents. Prerequisite: BIOL 110. Corequisite: BIOL 221L.
Structure of the human body including comparison with other vertebrates. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 223L is required. Prerequisite: BIOL 110.