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Academic Support Services

Columbia College of Nursing offers academic support services through educational and technological resources to enhance students’ success. These opportunities help improve academic performance and further engage students in their studies.

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  Student Enrichment Center

Student Enrichment Center (SEC) is staffed by faculty Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Need some help with one of your courses, or with a general skill? We can help! The CCON SEC provides free professional assistance for nursing students in the areas of:

  • Individual or group tutoring
  • Interactive study groups
  • Study skills
  • Time management techniques
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Writing support
  Library and Writing Resources

Contact the Ascension Columbia St. Mary's librarian for questions about literature searches and other library services.

Contact Information:

Kellee L. Selden, Library and Learning Management Systems Manager

Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Women's Hospital

Library is located within the hospital – 2nd Floor

2323 N. Lake Drive | Milwaukee

Phone: (414) 585-1626



APA Writing Style

APA Website - APA Style Basics Tutorial - This tutorial is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style. It shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language, identifies how to avoid charges of plagiarism, shows how to cite references in text, and provides selected reference examples.

APA Website - Frequently asked Questions about APA style – Basic information regarding APA style, definition, usage, etc.

Purdue Online Writing Lab - Practical APA information, examples and guidelines. Provided by Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)

  Career Resources

Columbia College of Nursing -

Aftercollege is an excellent resource for job postings, career advice, and much more


Ascension Employment Opportunities:

Whether you are a freshman or a senior, if you have an interest in job opportunities with an Ascension WI hospital or clinic, visit the page listed above.

  Technology Resources

Students of Columbia College of Nursing have access to a variety of technology resources.

Computer Lab

Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Location: CCON Administration Suite, 203

Staff: Keith Jackson, Learning Resources Coordinator. 414-326-2335,

Canvas Guide for Students 

Outlook Web Access guide


Course registration: All CCON students are registered each semester by the Registrar once payment is paid in full.

Education Verifications: Requests for verifying enrollment and degrees will require an authorization release from the student.

VA Enrollment Certification: Student Veterans are encouraged to submit certificate of eligibility along with the Application for Certification (see Veterans Benefits for details).

Official Transcript Requests:

  • CCON is able to process official transcripts for graduates from the diploma program prior to 1985 or for more recent graduates only.
  • If you graduated after 1985 from a joint degree program, please contact the Registrar’s Office at either Carroll University or Mount Mary University for your official/unofficial transcript.
  • If you are a current student, CCON is able to process your official/unofficial transcript requests.

How to request official transcripts:

  • Print and complete the Transcript Request Form
  • Type/print your (the student's) name and sign/date the form as required by the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Requests need a signature to be processed.
  • Send completed form along with $6.00 (standard delivery) or $10.00 (rush delivery) to the Registrar’s Office:

Columbia College of Nursing

ATTN: Registrar’s Office

4425 N. Port Washington Rd.

Glendale, WI 53212

Transcript Fee: Payment accepted by cash, check or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover accepted). Make checks payable to CCON.*

*Note: If there is a hold on your student record, you must resolve it before a transcript will be released.

  Veterans Benefits

Columbia College of Nursing is proud to support the men and women in uniform who have served our country. It is the responsibility of the student Veteran to be aware of their eligibility for federal and state veteran’s benefits and follow all program requirements. Student Veterans are asked to contact the Registrar’s Office to initiate the procedure to have their Veteran’s Affairs (VA) benefits processed. Students will be required to complete the Application for Certification of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits before each semester they wish to have VA Education Benefits apply.

Columbia College of Nursing also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon benefit is on a “first-come, first-serve” basis and will be awarded to the first five eligible students that apply. Columbia College of Nursing agrees to provide Yellow Ribbon Program contributions of $1500 to the first five eligible individuals that apply during the academic year. Students are required to submit a signed, completed Yellow Ribbon Benefit Application to the VA Certifying Official. Student applications will be considered as they are received. When the document is processed, the student will be notified if they are eligible to receive benefits through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

For specific eligibility criteria and clarification of benefit programs, students should refer to the Department of Veterans Affairs website, or contact their County Veterans Services Officer (CVSO) for assistance in utilizing benefits.

FERPA: All educational records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Students are required to complete a FERPA Release of Student Information for record release.

Registrar can assist students in the areas below:

  • Name change (students can update address/phone information in SONIS)
  • Official transcript requests
  • Adding/Dropping courses
  • Creation of modified class schedule
  • Resume writing / interviewing tips
  • Study habits / time management / organizational skills

Contact Information:

Christina Johnson, MS

Academic Advisor/Registrar

VA Certifying Official

4425 North Port Washington Road, Suite 203

Glendale, WI 53212