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Explore nursing 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
- Medical surgical nursing
- Women's and infants' health
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
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."Read about Faye
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- 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
Some courses you may take
Survey of animal phyla and vertebrate organ systems. Laboratory is included. $30 lab fee. Prerequisite: BIOL 112 and BIOL 112L.
Functional processes of the human body with emphasis on regulatory mechanisms. Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 326L is recommended. Prerequisites: C or better in BIOL 110, BIOL 223, and CHEM 109 or CHEM 110.
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.
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