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 health care field.
Each semester, students take theory and clinical courses. Students also chose from elective courses, such as Peri-operative Nursing, Bioethics, Global Nursing Practice, and Cultural Diversity and Social Justice. The Global Nursing Practice elective includes travel and practice experiences in such places as Kenya, Nicaragua, or New Orleans.
Throughout the curriculum, students participate in high-fidelity simulations in the Clinical Nursing and Simulation Center, which are designed to enhance student experiences beyond the classroom and clinical settings. At Columbia College of Nursing, simulation is used to enhance clinical experiences, rather than replace clinical time.
Students at Columbia College of Nursing take courses established through a curriculum centered on knowing, doing, and being, which CCON faculty believe are all essential components of becoming an effective nurse. Students expand their knowledge in theory-based courses in the classroom setting, and develop their professional practice experience through performance in clinical agencies. In additional, students focus on self-development of becoming a nurse, and growing as an individual, in a discussion-based Role Development course each semester.