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School of Nursing

About the School

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of nursing will grow by 12 percent each year for the next decade. With 210,000 new job openings annually, this high-demand field needs skilled professionals who can think creatively, push the boundaries of science, and work to improve the lives of others.

Join a nationally-recognized nursing program designed for traditional students and working adults alike. The School of Nursing at Columbus State University offers a BSN Program, an RN-BSN program, an MSN program with tracks for a Nurse Educator, Nurse Informaticist, or Nurse Leader, and an FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) program. The mission of the School of Nursing at Columbus State University is to prepare caring, professional nurses who provide safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care, for diverse populations in a variety of settings. The goal of the School of Nursing is that the School of Nursing will be a model of nursing education, preparing graduates for a transformational career which encompasses life-long learning and leadership in professional practice and service to others.

Our BSN graduates have a program experience guided by professors who have created a relevant four-semester nursing curriculum (starting in the junior year - the first four semesters of coursework are prerequisites). The curriculum, which includes many hands-on clinical opportunities, prepares the BSN student to take the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Exam) at the end of the program.

Our BSN program is ranked nationally in the top 100 Best Affordable Nursing Degrees. Columbus State‘s undergraduate program in nursing is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.

Our RN-BSN Program is an online program designed for working registered nurses who want to advance their career by completing their BSN. Our RN-BSN program is also ranked nationally in the top 30 RN-BSN programs and statewide in the top 3. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Columbus State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Our MSN and FNP programs are also online programs with the ability to complete clinical experiences in your area. Our FNP program is ranked nationally in the top 5 Most Affordable Online Nurse Practitioner Degrees and our MSN program is one of the top 5 programs in Georgia. The master's degree program in nursing at Columbus State University as a single institution is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Create Your Future

The School of Nursing offers a number of degrees and certificates. Explore your options here.

Department Degree Programs
Program Type Programs Available
Bachelor's Nursing (B.S.N.), Nursing RN to BSN (B.S.N.)1
Master's Nursing (M.S.N.)1, Nursing - Informatics (M.S.N.)1, Nursing - Leadership (M.S.N.)1, Nursing - Nurse Educator (M.S.N.)1, Family Nurse Practitioner (M.S.N.)1
Graduate Certificates Nursing - Informatics1


  1. Online option is available.

Note for Out-of-State Students

If you will be living outside of Georgia while enrolled in courses, please visit our Program State Authorizations and Approvals page before applying to find out if Columbus State University is able to offer your program of interest where you will be living.

If you will be living internationally, or have any questions about state authorization or professional licensure authorization, please contact the State Authorization office at Please include in your email:

  • Your name
  • Where you will be physically present while taking classes
  • Program of interest

The State Authorization office can only address questions related to state or licensing board approvals, for all other questions please contact the appropriate department:

Visit our Out-of-State Student page for more information for students living out of state.

Explore All Degrees

Learn From the Best

The School of Nursing is home to many accomplished faculty members. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. Thanks to a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in our nursing degree programs.


Dr. Tamara Condrey
Director, School of Nursing / Associate Professor


Susan Greer
Assistant Professor of Nursing


Dr. Brittany Grissette
Assistant Professor


Amanda Hawkins
RN-BSN Program Coordinator / Associate Professor


Dr. Tonya Herring
Instructor of Nursing


Dr. Gwen Miller
FNP Program Coordinator / Associate Professor


Dr. Teresa Peterson
Assistant Professor of Nursing


Brooke Thompson
Instructor of Nursing


Dr. Deryus Tillman
MSN Program Coordinator / Associate Professor


Dr. Jherika Tyler
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs / Assistant Professor


Dr. Aimee Vael
Assistant Director, Graduate Programs / Professor


Dr. Sarah Gravel
Part-time Faculty


Dr. Desiree Hicks-Huffman
Clinical Faculty Retiree


Dr. Marguerite Lawrence
Part-Time Faculty

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Columbus State University offers students a number of scholarships each year. Learn more about available scholarships.


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