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Nursing Columbia College Bachelor of Science in

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 nursing bachelor's degree 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


NURS 209 test-out date: Dec 10, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. View the policy

View BSN admission requirements BSN Student Handbook

Prepare for a career in nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Columbia College 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's degree 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%

Courses are offered online and in-seat at the following locations:

Cutout portrait of Faye Fairchild teaching nursing.

Dr. Faye Fairchild

"I have held numerous positions over the years that at first I wasn’t sure about. I was glad that I was willing to ‘give it a shot’ and try because I found out so much about myself and interests that I didn’t know I had."

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Available program formats

  • General education requirements 39-42 credit hours
  • Core requirements 84 credit hours
  • Electives 0 credit hours
  • Multicultural requirements 0 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 120 credit hours

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