Why Pursue Your BSN? 

Our dedicated and enterprising students are thriving in clinical care and leadership roles. You can continue to work as an RN while pursuing your BSN with our fully online, accredited program that prepares you for advanced roles in nursing management, client care and education. Our industry-leading program gives you practical tools you can use right away to improve patient safety and quality processes and to enhance your complex clinical reasoning, decision-making and collaboration skills. 

The RN to BSN (online) degree program is not available to residents in the states of District of Columbia, Idaho, Minnesota, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington. 

What You'll Learn 

Our leading-edge curriculum equips you to improve patient outcomes and influence your community by expanding your knowledge of evidence-based practice, safety, technology integration and healthcare systems. Focused coursework and hands-on learning experiences expand your opportunities for advancement with expert-level skills in patient care, a better understanding of healthcare policies and a wider view of current trends.

Program Details

A Bachelor’s degree prepares you for a rising career and for future graduate study by emphasizing clear communication, critical thinking, and a leading-edge understanding of your chosen field.

If you are currently working on your Associate's of Science in Nursing, you can start taking courses to jumpstart your BSN journey. Speak to your academic advisor to use BSN Nursing classes to fill your elective education slots during your ASN program.

View the core requirements and electives needed to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Columbia College.

  • Chemistry 
  • Ethics 
  • Statistics 
  • Pharmacology 
  • Nutrition 
  • Community health 
  • Leadership

Pair your degree with a related minor or explore your other interests without taking on a full course load.

Earn Your Degree Online 

We believe in the power of online programs to help you create your future on your terms. That’s why Columbia College is a pioneer in online education, teaching classes virtually since 2000. Our students are all over the world living their real lives, holding down jobs and caring for others, while learning their way to something better. That’s why we employ high-tech virtual learning and simulation systems that ensure you receive the training and experience you need, 100% online. Because a flexible degree should have flexible options, so you can make a real difference for yourself and others, starting today. 

Careers & Outcomes 

Improve patient outcomes and influence your community by expanding your knowledge of evidence-based practice, safety, technology integration and healthcare systems. You already have a grasp of the fundamentals of nursing. Adding a BSN to your resume expands your opportunities for advancement in the ever-changing healthcare field.  

Your current employer benefits as well, because each course will give you additional skills in patient care, a better understanding of healthcare policies and a wider view of current trends. 


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 
The baccalaureate degree in nursing for Traditional and RN-BSN programs at Columbia College is accredited by 

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 

Re: Columbia College BSN CCNE accreditation

This notice is to notify all students, faculty, and interested parties that Columbia College will have an accreditation review this spring for the Traditional BSN, and online RN-BSN programs.

The on-site review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is scheduled for February 21st, 2024 to February 23rd, 2024.

In the CCNE accreditation process, there is the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit in writing comments by January 31st, 2024 to the email or postal address below.

CCNE thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments 655 K Street NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20001

For any questions regarding this process or the rationale for this public notice, please contact Dr. Corrine Floyd Interim Director of Nursing, cmfloyd1@ccis.edu or (573) 876-4458. 

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

Flexible Education

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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