nursing students

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get accepted into the Nursing Program?

Admission is competitive based on the number of admission points earned by each applicant. While each application period is unique based on the applicant pool, it is advisable to prepare yourself to be in the best competitive standing possible. This is done by earning excellent grades, maintaining a high GPA and scoring as high as possible on the ACT. See “Admission Scoring Criteria” for courses that earn admission points.

I don't have all A's or a high ACT. Should I even bother to apply?
What is the point system?
My A&P grades are more than 5 years old. Do I have to repeat them?
Do I have to complete all the pre-requisite classes before applying?
When should I apply?
How many students are accepted into the nursing program each semester?
How long will it take for me to find out if I'm accepted after I apply?
Are applicants able to enroll in the program during any semester?
Can I choose which campus I wish to attend?
Will I be required to attend class at any of the other campuses?
What happens if I need to defer admission to nursing?
Is it possible to transfer credits from another college or university?
Is it possible to combine nursing courses from more than one semester?
Are students able to work while enrolled in the program?
Is Financial Aid available?
What type of uniform do I need?
Where do I purchase books?
Do I need to purchase malpractice insurance?
What about job placement for program graduates?
The catalog states that the Columbia State nursing program is "designed for the student who does not intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program." Does this mean that I cannot apply the coursework I do at Columbia State towards the completion of a bachelor's degree in nursing?