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Admissions and Financial Aid

Applications to Columbia Nursing are received from across the country and we value the diversity of each applicant. Columbia Nursing seeks individuals who bring with them a spirit of inquiry, commitment, and motivation toward scholarship.

Whether you are just beginning to consider 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 email, phone calls and personal visits and look forward to talking with you.

Application Deadlines

Program Deadline Decisions Posted 2016 Program Start
Masters Direct Entry (MDE) / DNP
  • All DNP specialties except Nurse Anesthesia
October 16th February Summer - June
Masters Direct Entry (MDE) / PhD October 16th February Summer - June

Masters Direct Entry (MDE)

November 16th February

Summer - June

Nurse Anesthesia

November 2nd January
MS: Summer - June
Certificate: Fall - September
PhD January 4th March Fall - September
Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP (MS or Certificate)
Adult Gerontonology Primary NP (MS or Certificate)
Family NP (MS or Certificate)
Pediatric NP (MS or Certificate)
Psychiatric/Mental Health NP (MS or Certificate)
January 15th March Summer - June

DNP (Post-MS)

  • All Specialties
March 1st May Fall - September

Financial Aid Deadlines

  • MDE FAFSA Deadline:  February 15th
  • Doctoral FAFSA Deadline: March 15th
  • New Federal Student Aid Application (FAFSA) is availabe each year on January 1st at


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