Prepare to be the Next Generation of

Clinicians, Researchers, and Nurse Leaders

Columbia University School of Nursing graduates take the skills learned to conduct work that benefits patients and improves health and health care in communities across the country and around the world.

Located in the heart of New York City, Columbia Nursing is among the world’s leading centers of nursing education, research, and practice.


Our reputation for innovation and excellence attracts highly motivated students eager to apply the knowledge they acquire and practice at the highest level of the profession.


Educational Excellence

Clinical Practice

Research

Global Health

Our Programs

Masters Direct Entry

Length of Program

15 Months

Application Deadline

October 2020

Decisions Posted

February 2021

Program Start Date

June 2021

Our Masters Direct Entry (MDE) program is a full-time accelerated nursing program for non-nurse college graduates who wish to become registered nurses (RNs). The MDE program prepares students in the provision of evidence-based nursing care with an emphasis on care coordination and religio-cultural care to patients along the wellness/illness continuum and across all care settings. 


Length of Program

 2.5 years

Application Deadline

January 2021

Decisions Posted

March 2021

Program Start Date

June 2021

The Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Program (Post BS-DNP) prepares nurse clinicians (RNs) to provide fully accountable and comprehensive care to patients. The Post BS-DNP program prepares nurses to conduct complex diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, make use of sophisticated informatics and decision-making technology, and assimilate in-depth knowledge of the biophysical, psychosocial, behavioral, and clinical sciences.


Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Program

Post-BS DNP Specialties

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Midwifery
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Length of Program

3-4 Years

Application Deadline

November 2020 (Priority) January 2021 (Regular)

Decisions Posted

March 2021

Program Start Date

September 2021

Our PhD Program is a full-time, research-intensive curriculum that prepares nurse scientists to conduct research in clinical outcomes and health policy, both independently and as part of interdisciplinary teams. All students are mentored by research advisors with active programs of research as they move toward independent research and assume the roles of doctorally prepared nurse scientists.

Doctor of Philosophy

Length of Program

27 Months

Application Deadline

September 2020

Decisions Posted

November 2020

Program Start Date

June 2021

The Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia Program is for RNs who hold a bachelor's degree and wish to become certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). It is a 27-month, full-time, front-loaded program that includes a clinical anesthesia residency. The sequential design of the program permits the nurse anesthesia resident to acquire the skills necessary to practice the full scope of anesthesia practice upon graduation.  


Masters in Nurse Anesthesia

Post-BS DNP Sub-Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Women's Health

Length of Program

10 Weeks

Application Deadline

Fall: July 15

Spring: November 30

Summer: March 15

The Online Prerequisites for Entry to Nursing (OPEN) program allows non-nurses to take courses needed to apply to nursing school or other health professions that require science prerequisites. All courses are taught by Columbia University faculty and are undergraduate-level. Course offerings are available three times per year with each session lasting ten weeks. The modules are set up independently and allow registration for courses to be taken concurrently.

Online Prerequisites for Entry to Nursing

Columbia University School of Nursing is proud to offer approximately $10 million annually in fellowships and scholarships to our nursing students who demonstrate excellent academic achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise for leadership in nursing.

Financial Aid & Scholarships Available

"When it came time to choose which university would better suit my anesthesia education, location, finances, tradition, and resources were all factors I accounted for. All of these factors made my education at Columbia Nursing excellent, but it was the people who made it an exceptional experience. From the security guards who greet students in the morning, to the university staff and professors, everyone there has one goal - to support your success."


Crisor Boyard

Nurse Anesthesia Program Student

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