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.
- 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 live outside of the State of Georgia, your distance education options may be limited. To find out whether Columbus State University is authorized to deliver a specific program in your state, please email the State Authorization office at email@example.com. This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state and licensing board approvals.
- Your name
- State(s) you will live in while taking classes
- Program you are interested in
For all other questions please contact the appropriate department:
CSU can NOT guarantee that licensure, certification, or endorsement programs will necessarily satisfy the criteria of professional boards in states other than Georgia. Students who are considering a professional program, and who intend to seek employment outside of Georgia, should contact the appropriate board in their state of intended practice prior to beginning a course of study.
Follow the links below for professional licensure contact information by state.
Visit our Out of State Student page for more information.
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