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Why Choose CCON BSN Completion?

Columbia College of Nursing is the longest standing nursing College in Wisconsin with more than 100 years of rich history, offering exceptional educational experiences with a foundation of liberal arts-based education. The program offers:

  • Fully online course work
  • Opportunity to complete your BSN in 11 months
  • Complete practicum at your place of employment (manager approval required)
  • 20% discount for Ascension Health associates
  • Tuition Assistance for Ascension Health associates
  • Intentionally limited class sizes to maximize student participation and student/faculty interaction.

Why BSN Completion?

In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report recommending that at least 80% of practicing nurses hold at least a BSN by 2020 (IOM, 2010). Employers are looking for BSN nurses, and research shows that patient outcomes are better when nursing care is delivered by BSN-prepared nurses!

According to survey data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 45.1% of employers require a BSN for new hires and 79.6% strongly prefer it (AACN, 2015).


Earning a BSN provides:

  • New knowledge and confidence in your practice
  • Increased comfort utilizing evidence-based practice and advocating for your patients
  • Job opportunities and career advancement



American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2015). Leading excellence and innovation in academic nursing: 2015 annual report. Retrieved from:

Institute of Medicine. (2010). The future of nursing: Focus on education. Retrieved from:

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Program Details

Our innovative curriculum prepares you for the challenges in healthcare today!



Columbia College of Nursing is committed to preparing exemplary, compassionate, professional nurses who are rooted in providing socially just, holistic, and evidence-based practice. These qualities will serve to sustain and improve the health of individuals, families, and communities.


Columbia College of Nursing excels in providing individualized transformative nursing education that serves diverse individuals, families, and communities across the lifespan, based on principles of life-long learning, leadership, professionalism, academic and clinical excellence, and social responsibility.

Core Values

In keeping with the core values of Ascension Health, Columbia College of Nursing embraces the principles of service, reverence, integrity, wisdom, creativity, and dedication. In addition, Columbia College of Nursing supports these core values by a commitment to excellence in education, scholarship, service, and implementation of evidenced based-practice.

Accreditation & Affiliations

The nursing program is approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

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