Health Records: Health records for junior and senior nursing students are kept on file in the office of the Assistant to the Dean. These records include a current admission physical examination, immunization records, laboratory results, current CPR certification, background check and copy of a nursing license for RN students.
Career Services: Columbia College of Nursing offers career focused presentations in courses and workshops throughout the program. Examples include resume development, interviewing skills, discussions with nurse leaders, and graduate program opportunities in nursing.
The Student Nurses Association is comprised of the general membership and the Executive Board. Its purpose is to "provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interest and concerns." During the 2000-2001 academic year, four Columbia students were elected to sit on the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Student Nurse Association (WSNA).
Campus Employment: Work-study positions and campus jobs are available on the Columbia College campus.Students can register for campus employment in the CCON Business Office.
E-Mail: All Columbia College nursing students are assigned an e-mail address through the CSM Information Systems department utilizing the Microsoft Outlook Web Access. Outlook allows faculty and staff to communicate with students via e-mail.
Mailboxes: All junior and senior students are assigned a mailbox at the beginning of the academic year.
The College maintains a very active chapter of the Student Nurses Association. The Columbia-Mount Mary Student Nurses Association (CMMSNA) is regularly involved in service projects throughout the area. Past activities have included participation in the TV Fox 6 Holiday Toy Chest, assisting with battered women's shelter, and participating in local fundraising runs/walks. CMMSNA sells clipboards, stethoscopes, and T-shirts to help support it's activities and promote the name of Columbia College of Nursing. CMMSNA recently began a "Buddy Program" that pairs up junior and senior students with freshman and sophomore nursing students to serve as mentors. Socially, the CMMSNA offers pizza parties and picnics, and has attended Wisconsin Student Nurses Association events in the state.
The College had the honor of becoming a chartered chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, one of the largest and most prestigious nursing organizations in the world. Chapter chartering entails a rigorous approval process by the international organization, including a comprehensive self-study report and site visit. The culmination occurred March 31, 2006 when the members were inducted and the Tau Sigma Chapter received its charter.