Columbus State University (CSU) enrolls over 8,000 students annually and awards bachelor’s through doctoral degrees, as well as certificates. Columbus State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The university was founded in 1958. Students praise the University for its small-campus feel and extracurricular programs and funding available to support such pursuits.
Nursing Degree Programs
The School of Nursing at Columbus State University have received national distinction for their nursing programs. The BSN program at the School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.
Columbus State University Undergraduate Nursing Programs
BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Program
For students without previous nursing education, the BSN degree program at Columbus State University provides general education and training. The program is an upper-division program designed for students who have met nursing requirements in the first two years of their higher education. The program requires 2 years (four semesters) for students who have met all general requirements to complete the remaining courses necessary to earn the BSN. Upon completion of the program students will earn a Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree and will also be eligible to take the National Council for Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses, NCLEX-RN. Admission test requirements for the program include completing a nursing-specific entrance exam and also the Regents’ exam. Students should earn a GPA of 2.75 or better in all nursing pre-requisite courses and pass all laboratory and science classes with a minimum grade of “C.”
RN to BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
The RN to BSN program provides nurses with additional education and knowledge of the nursing profession. The program is delivered online and asynchronous meaning that students can complete the program from their home at their convenience, as specific logon times are not required. The 12 month program is small, and allows students to complete the required clinical in their home community. Admission requirements to the program include a valid Georgia RN license, a 2.5 GPA in nursing courses and prerequisites and a grade of “C” or better in all science and laboratory classes.
Columbus State University Graduate Nursing Programs
MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)
The MSN program at Columbus State University offers two specialization options, Nurse Leader and Nurse Educator. The Nurse Leader program prepares nurses to develop innovative ways of providing care in the clinical setting. The Nurse Educator program focuses on educating future nurses and aspects of higher education such as curriculum design and assessment. The program offers a variety of completion options to cater to each student’s needs and schedule. This nursing masters course can be completed full time in 2 years (4 semesters). Part time and online courses are also available. Admission requirements for the program include a BSN from a program accredited by a nursing body (NLNAC or CCNE), 3.0 GPA, and GRE scores. Students with a 2.75 GPA may be accepted to the MSN program provisionally.
Columbus State University
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907