Our Nursing Degree

Undergraduate Program

Next Start Date: 
August 23, 2021

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed to provide you with the leadership skills that are essential for a successful career in the healthcare environment. In addition to pursuing leadership and management roles, a BSN will also give you the ability to pursue advanced practice degrees in more specialized fields.

All Nursing program courses are taught by experienced Nurses and healthcare professionals so you will know you are receiving exceptional training and practicing skills that will guide you beyond your degree and into a successful career.

The Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing at Columbia College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


  • Dual enrollment at Midlands Technical College allows you to graduate with an Associate's and Bachelor's degree in four years. 
  • Simulation laboratories, skills labs, and clinical rotations can be taken through Midlands Technical College. 
  • You will have the opportunity to live on Columbia College's campus all four years. 

After Graduation

The nursing program at Columbia College prepares nurses to become competent leaders in their professional nursing practices. The nursing program embraces Columbia College core values of social justice and service to educate nurses that will provide compassionate and culturally-sensitive care to improve the health and wellness of a diverse community.

Before your graduation, you will be ready to pursue your license and work as a practicing nurse in any healthcare area. This gives you the chance to gain valuable work experience before you graduate and propel you into your chosen field.

Nursing Areas of Study

The Nursing degree course requirements are identical for undergraduate and evening program students. Learn about the classes we offer and areas you can focus on when you study Nursing. 

Major Course Requirements

Already have your Associate's Degree?

We have another nursing program you might want to consider, depending where you are in your career.

RN to BSN | Online

If you already have an Associate's degree in Nursing with an unencumbered RN license, you can join our RN to BSN Completion Program online. Depending on the number of credit hours you transfer, you may be able to graduate in as little as one year. You can find additional information about transferring on our Admissions pages.

Explore the RN to BSN

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for acceptance into the BSN program, you must be first-year student. If you already have an Associate's degree in Nursing with an unencumbered RN license, you can join our RN to BSN Completion Program online.

In addition to our institutional admission's requirements, you'll have to submit a few additional documents at a more rigorous standard.

1. Essay

You can select one of our topics or write about something that inspires you.

2. High School Transcript

You must have a 2.5 GPA on a unweighted 4.0 scale.

3. SAT or ACT Test Scores

You must have scored one of the following on either the ACT or SAT test:

ACT: score at least 20 English, 24 Math, and 20 Composite (scores must be within 3 years).
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SAT: score at least 500 EBRW (Evidenced Based Reading & Writing) and 580 Math (scores must be within three years).