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Admissions and Financial Aid

Columbia University School of Nursing is one of the premier nursing schools in the world. Our comprehensive curriculum, influential research, internationally distinguished faculty, and community of highly motivated students make Columbia Nursing a leader in the preparation of clinicians, scientists, and educators. 

We receive applications from across the country and seek individuals who bring with them a spirit of inquiry, commitment, and motivation toward scholarship. Whether you are just beginning your search for the right university, or already have a focused plan and are ready to apply, the admissions staff is available to help you. We welcome your emails, phone calls, and personal visits and look forward to speaking with you.
 

Application Deadlines - learn how to apply here

Program
Deadline
Decisions Posted
2017 Program Start
Masters Direct Entry (MDE) / DNP (For non-nursing college graduates)
- Read about our transition from BSN to MDE.
 
  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP
  • Adult Gerontology Primary NP
  • Family NP
  • Pediatric NP
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health NP
  • Midwifery (CNM)
Priority:
October 1, 2016
Final:
October 17, 2016

February 2017

Summer - June

Masters Direct Entry (MDE) / PhD (For non-nursing college graduates)

- Read about our transition from BSN to MDE.

Priority:
October 1, 2016
Final:
October 17, 2016

February 2017

Summer - June

Masters Direct Entry (MDE) (For non-nursing college graduates)

- Read about our transition from BSN to MDE.

Priority:
October 1, 2016
Final:
October 17, 2016

February 2017

Summer - June

Master of Science (MS) in Nurse Anesthesia (for RNs with a bachelor's degree)
Priority:
October 1, 2016
Final:
October 17, 2016

February 2017

Summer - June

Post-BS DNP (for RNs with a bachelor's degree)

- Read about our transition from MSN to DNP.

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP
  • Adult Gerontology Primary NP
  • Family NP
  • Pediatric NP
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health NP
Priority:
October 1, 2016
Final:
October 17, 2016
 

March 2017

Summer - June

PhD (for RNs and NPs with at least a bachelor's degree)

Priority:
November 15, 2016
Final:
January 3, 2017

March 2017

Fall - September

Post-MSN DNP (for NPs with an MSN)
March 1, 2017

May 2017

Fall - September

 

Admissions Office Hours

You are welcome to come in and speak to one of our admissions administrators who will assist with any admissions questions or concerns.

Walk-in Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Appointments: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Please send your appointment request in writing to nursing@cumc.columbia.edu with the subject line "Appointment Request." The Office of Admissions will contact you within 1-2 business days regarding availability.
 
 

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid provides counseling on opportunities to fund your education and achieve your educational goals. We are committed to working with you to help you navigate the process of applying for and managing your financial aid.

Financial Aid Office Hours

You are welcome to come in and speak to one of our financial aid administrators who will assist with any student financial aid questions or concerns.

Walk-in Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
By Appointment Only: Thursdays and Fridays, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Please send your appointment request in writing to sonfinaid@cumc.columbia.edu with the subject line "Appointment Request." The Office of Financial Aid will contact you within 1-2 business days regarding availability.