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Due to COVID-19 social distancing mandate, there are temporary changes to Nursing admissions procedures. Please carefully review instructions concerning email/electronic submission requirements for August 2020.

Nursing offers a variety of workplace environments.

Nurses work in various hospital areas from pediatrics to emergency departments. Outside of the hospital, nurses are found in the home healthcare industry, long-term care facilities, clinics, schools and more. Whatever career path is chosen, the ever-changing nature of healthcare provides nurses many occasions for professional growth and lifelong learning. Employment opportunities are available, with area starting salaries of approximately $40,000 or more. 

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The Columbia State nursing program follows a competitive admissions process. Nursing applicants are admitted twice a year (during Fall and Spring terms) into the nursing program.



The nursing program has full approval from the Tennessee Board of Nursing. The program is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste. 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
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