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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. 


Interested applicants are encouraged to attend a Nursing program information session for an opportunity to ask questions and learn about the profession, the program, and the admission process. Click here to see available dates/times and sign up: Nursing program Information Session. Sessions will be live, in-person, at various Columbia State campuses.

Nursing Courses

Major Restricted - Students must be formally admitted to the program, in addition to college admission, to be eligible to take discipline courses.

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“Columbia State was an option that allowed me to stay close to home and my family while also being at one of the best nursing schools in the state.”

~Gabbi Platt, graduate with Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing. For Platt, attending Columbia State is a family traditions as all three of her siblings and her mother graduated from Columbia State.

Gabbi Platt

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

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
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