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More than 91 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-requisites.)
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 see resource page for more information.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.The master's degree program in nursing at Georgia Intercollegiate Consortium for Graduate Nursing Education (Consortium of Columbus State University and Georgia Southwestern University) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
The CSU ADVISE is the advising center for pre-nursing and nursing students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), RN-BSN (online) and MSN (online) programs at CSU.
The CSU ADVISE employs professional advisors with years of advising experience. We will partner with you as you complete your pre-nursing requirements, and we will assist you with applying to the Nursing program.
The CSU ADVISE staff are dedicated to your success. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you as you pursue a degree at Columbus State University.
- Traditional program for students seeking their RN license
We currently offer two online degrees:
- For licensed RNs with an Associates Degree
- Masters of Science in Nursing In collaboration with Georgia Southwestern University
Note for out of state students
If you will be living outside of Georgia while enrolled in courses, please visit our Program State Authorizations and Approvals page before applying to find out if Columbus State University is able to offer your program of interest where you will be living.
If you will be living internationally, or have any questions about state authorization or professional licensure authorization, please contact the State Authorization office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your email:
- Your name
- Where you will be physically present while taking classes
- Program of interest
The State Authorization office can only address questions related to state or licensing board approvals, for all other questions please contact the appropriate department:
Visit our Out of State Student page for more information for students living out of state.