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.
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
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.
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
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