Our Nursing Degree (in partnership with Midlands Technical College)

Available: 
Undergraduate Program

Next Start Date: 
January 10, 2022

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, in partnership with Midlands Technical College, is designed to provide you with the education, training, and 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.

Students will complete courses for the Associate Degree in Nursing at Midlands Technical College and become licensed as an RN before completing upper-level nursing courses at Columbia College. Incoming first-year students must submit qualifying standardized test scores to be admitted to this program. (SAT: EBRW 500 and Math 580 orACT: composite score of 20 with minimum English 20 and minimum Math 24). Test scores must be less than 3 years old.  This format is delivered in the residential settings.

Program Design

The BSN program through Columbia College is a hybrid program that is composed of three distinct stages:

  • Stage 1: Initial two years of general education and required nursing pre-requisites are taken on campus at Columbia College. During this time students are classified as Pre-Nursing and Community Health Majors. 

  • Stage 2: Five semesters of clinical coursework to prepare for an Associate Degree in Nursing are taken at Midlands Technical College. 

  • Stage 3: Once students have passed the NCLEX and have an unencumbered nursing license, they return to complete their RN to BSN online through Columbia College.

All advanced Nursing 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.

Highlights

  • Dual enrollment at Midlands Technical College allows you to graduate with an Associate's and Bachelor's degree. 
     
  • Simulation laboratories, skills labs, and clinical rotations will be taken through Midlands Technical College. 

After Graduation

The mission of Columbia College's nursing program is to prepare 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.

Upon your graduation with an Associate Degree in Nursing from Midlands Tech and successful attainment of  licensure, you can begin work as a practicing registered nurse, even as you are enrolled in the RN to BSN program at Columbia College. This gives you the chance to gain valuable work experience as you earn your BSN.

Nursing Areas of Study

Learn about the classes we offer and areas you can focus on when you study Nursing at Columbia College. 

Major Course Requirements

Already have your Associate's Degree and RN License?

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.

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

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 (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing) and 580 Math (scores must be within three years).