BSN Degree Program

The Bachelors of Science of Nursing (BSN) Degree at the Columbia College of Nursing is an upper division "2 plus 2" program. Students complete their first 60 required general education credits at accredited institutions of higher learning. Upon successful completion, students can then be admitted to the nursing program at the Columbia College of Nursing, where they complete the final 60 nursing credits for the BSN degree. Columbia College of Nursing has affiliations with area colleges and universities (Lakeland College, University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc, and University of Wisconsin-Waukesha). The unique upper division curriculum at the Columbia College of Nursing provides students with multiple options to earn a degree in nursing.

  • Academic scholarships and financial assistance to qualified students

  • Student-to-faculty clinical ratio of 10:1 or lower

  • Full-time and part-time plans available

  • All required nursing courses offered each semester (Fall and Spring)

The Columbia College of Nursing BSN Degree Program provides students with the latest instruction in nursing science to prepare them for the complexities and challenges of professional nursing and the healthcare field.


Why Columbia College of Nursing?

  • Clinicals begin in the first semester

  • No waiting lists

  • Affiliated with Columbia St. Mary's Health Systems, with guaranteed clinical placements

  • State of the art facilities with latest technologies

  • High NCLEX-RN (licensing exam) pass rate (94% for December 2013)

  • Full and part-time plans available

  • Student Enrichment Center staffed by faculty

  • Longest standing Nursing College in Wisconsin—more than 100 years of rich history!

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

  • Approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing

  • Student Enrollment Profile

Clinic Experiences

The Columbia College of Nursing is affiliated with Columbia St. Mary's Health System and more than 60 community clinical sites to ensure that students receive the benefits of the latest advances in nursing education, while remaining on the cutting edge of the changing healthcare environment. 

Columbia College of Nursing in the Community

Students helping out with blood pressure screenings during Seniorfest.

Students who maintain satisfactory academic progression receive guaranteed placement in a variety of clinical settings. Students receive hands-on experience at area:

  • Community health agencies

  • Clinics

  • Schools

  • Acute-care hospitals, such as all Columbia St. Mary's Hospitals, Aurora Health Care Hospitals, Community Memorial Hospital, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Waukesha Memorial, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, and Wheaton Health Care Hospitals

  • Long-term acute care facilities 

Columbia College of Nursing

4425 N. Port Washington Rd.| Glendale | WI | 53212
Phone 414-326-2330 | Fax 414-326-2331

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