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Registered Nurse (RN) Associate Degree

As of 6/27/16 the Associate Degree Nursing Program is very close to reaching capacity for the Spring 2017 class. Make sure you apply ASAP if you intend to join this class. 

The application system will close once capacity is met for Spring 2017.  Please watch the website for changes in the admission criteria for Autumn 2017.

RN Application

1. Click on the RN Application button to submit an application.

2. All admission criteria and documentation must be met and on file.  Upload your HESI A2 scores and STNA card to the application.

3.  If you wish to clarify or challenge a requirement that is listed as unmet you will have the option to dispute this.  You will receive an email once the dispute has been reviewed and a decision has been made.

4.  Acceptance packets will be sent via the US Postal Service to the address that is listed on your application.


The required information session is up and ready!

Follow the above link and complete the session. When the application period opens it will link the session you completed to your application.





Become a Registered Nurse (RN)! Columbus State's Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree (A.D.N.) prepares our graduates to provide direct care to clients with common health problems in a variety of settings.

We offer a five semester program that includes knowledge from nursing, humanities and sciences along with a strong emphasis on psychomotor skills. Students go to a wide variety of practice settings. Students are exposed to a well-developed curriculum that includes an emphasis on critical thinking, decision making, delegation and care management skills in the acute, intermediate, chronic and community care areas.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam. Licensure from the Ohio Board of Nursing is needed for employment as a Registered Nurse.

Traditional Nursing Program

Students who desire a traditional class setting for the majority of their course work should consider this program. Traditional Program

Blended Nursing Program

Students who desire a combination of in-class and online course work should consider the Blended Program. The program combines online classes with in-person labs and clinicals. Blended Program

LPN to RN Program

Columbus State offers LPNs the opportunity to upgrade their credentials to a Registered Nurse (RN). LPNs may already have credits that they may apply to the RN program. LPN to RN Program

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the nursing program, the student will:

1. Implement safe, patient–centered care in the professional role of the Registered Nurse.

2. Utilize nursing judgement, supported by best current evidence and quality improvement measures in providing nursing care for patients across the life span.

3. Collaborate effectively with patient, family, nursing and inter-professional team

4. Apply informatics and technology to communicate and manage patient care.


Student Achievement Outcome Data

Graduates success on NCLEX

January 1, 2015-December 31, 2015 


Student’s completion of the nursing program

July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015


Graduates obtaining employment

July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015



The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by:
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
(formerly NLNAC)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by:
The Ohio Board of Nursing
17 S. High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410