What You'll Learn

The RN to BSN program 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.

Requirements for a Major in RN to BSN:

An Associate' Degree in Nursing and an unencumbered Registered Nurse license are required. 

Career Opportunities

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.

The Columbia College Difference

In collaboration with Midlands Technical College, our RN to BSN programs allows you to graduate with Bachelor's degree in as few as 12 months.*

Our Online Program 

  • Not only do we keep tuition low, but we also reimburse your application fee and cover textbook fees.
  • You don't have to wait to start your degree - our cohorts of 24 students start about every six weeks.*
  • On average, it takes ten core courses over twelve months to complete your RN to BSN.*
  • Classes are focused and only last five weeks, giving students a strong sense of accomplishment.

*Course requirements and program completion may vary. Some students may need pre-requisites or general education courses. 

Lab Requirements 

Your simulation laboratories, skills labs and clinical rotations will be done through Midlands Technical College while upper-level nursing courses, lectures, and some general education requirements will be taken at Columbia College. You will have the opportunity to live at Columbia College through all four years.

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.

Course Requirements

View major requirements including concentrations and electives for this program of study in our course catalog.

Undergraduate Course Catalog


The Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing at Columbia College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccrnaccreditation.org).

Your Enrollment Option


  • Get your degree in less than two years
  • Apply anytime, courses start every five weeks
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