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School of Nursing

School of Nursing

More than 85 percent of Columbus State University’s School of Nursing graduates pass the NCLEX, the national nursing licensure exam. This passage rate  is a testament to our faculty and the hands-on experiences they provide to our students. Many of our professors still practice what they teach, so they are able to create a relevant four-semester nursing curriculum (starting in the junior year - the first four semesters of course work are pre-nursing.)

Another testament to our success is the fact that the two major local health organizations committed $1 million to Columbus State’s nursing program to increase nursing graduates and raise the level of nursing education in Columbus.

Nursing students who have been accepted into nursing programs may apply for available scholarships. Please resource page for more information.


  • BSN
    • Traditional program for students seeking their RN license

We currently offer two online degrees:


Note for out of state students

If you live outside the state of Georgia, state regulations may limit your distance education options. To find out whether Columbus State University is authorized to deliver specific programs in your state, please email your inquiry to This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state approval of online offerings. 

Also note: Columbus State University does NOT guarantee that programs that fulfill Georgia licensure requirements will necessarily satisfy the criteria of professional boards in other states or territories. Students from outside of Georgia who are considering a professional program should contact the appropriate board in their state of intended practice prior to beginning a course of study.

Study Abroad

Spend your spring break in Ireland exploring the country’s rich culture while gaining a global perspective of health care organizations. Travel to the cities of Dublin, Waterford, and Cork, while learning the impact that nursing in Ireland has had on present day international nursing.

Study Abroad in Ireland >>