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Teaching Tomorrow's Nurses

Columbia Nursing is a leader in advanced practice nursing education. Our reputation for excellence attracts highly-motivated students eager to apply the knowledge they acquire to improve the welfare of their patients.

Columbia Nursing provides a unique academic curriculum. Columbia Nursing’s Entry to Practice (ETP) program combines BS and MS degrees to accommodate individuals embarking on a career in nursing, those coming to the profession from another career. Once they have mastered the fundamentals of nursing care, students move into one of the school’s many advanced practice nursing programs.

At Columbia Nursing, learning begins in the classroom and quickly extends into clinical settings unlike any in the world. Clinical placements make it possible for students to work and learn in some of NewYork City’s most challenging and rewarding health care settings.

Columbia Nursing pioneered the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree which empowers nurses to practice at the top of their profession. Graduates of the program achieve an unmatched level of skill in comprehensive care across sites and over time.

Students choosing our PhD program have a passion for scientific inquiry. A common theme of our research addresses health care disparities in recent immigrant populations and ethnic and racialminorities. Topics focus on enhancing palliative care, improving the control of infectious disease, and managing chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.

Columbia Nursing Degree Programs

  • Masters Direct Entry (MDE) Program (Formerly Combined BS/MS Program): Our new 15-month MDE program will prepare students to enter the nursing profession as masters-credentialed registered nurses with a focus on care coordination.
  • Master of Science: The Master of Science prepares nurses for advanced clinical practice.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): The DNP program prepares advanced practice nurses as comprehensive care practitioners who provide fully accountable and continuous care to patients across settings and during transitions.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Building on a foundation in nursing science and research methods, PhD graduates conduct evidence-based research independently and as part of interdisciplinary teams.