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Admissions and Financial Aid

Thank you for considering Columbia Nursing! Located in New York City, Columbia brings together a community of great minds deeply committed to excelling in clinical practice and research, both domestically and internationally. 

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

Program Deadline Decisions Posted 2017 Program Start

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

*The MDE portion of the program prepares students as registered nurses.

*The DNP portion of the program prepares students as advanced clinical practitioners within a specialty.

October 17, 2016

February 2017

Summer - June

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

*The MDE portion of the program prepares students as registered nurses.

*The PhD portion of the program prepares students as nurse researchers and scientists. It does not prepare students with an advanced practice nursing license.

October 17, 2016

February 2017

Summer - June

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

*The MDE program prepares students as registered nurses.

October 17, 2016

February 2017

Summer - June

Master of Science (MS) in Nurse Anesthesia 

*The MS in Nurse Anesthesia prepares students as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).

October 17, 2016

February 2017

Summer - June

 

Post-BS DNP

*The post-BS DNP program prepares students as advanced clinical practitioners within a specialty.

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP
  • Adult Gerontonology Primary NP
  • Family NP
  • Pediatric NP
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health NP
October 17, 2016

March 2017

Summer - June

PhD

*The PhD program prepares students as nurse researchers and scientists. It does not prepare students with an advanced practice nursing license.

November 15, 2016 - Priority Deadline
January 3, 2017 - Final Deadline

March 2017

Fall - September

Post-MSN DNP

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 Friday, 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.