Columbia University School of Nursing

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Columbia University School of Nursing (CUSN) is known globally for its excellence in nursing leadership, practice, and research and one of the most renowned medical centers in the world. The long rich nursing education legacy spans more than a century, where the excellent, quality and innovative academic environment is offered. The main focus of the school is to build evidence and to convert it into the evidence-based knowledge for practice and policy environments.  The school has also formed close affinity with the Schools of Medicine, Dental and Oral Surgery, Public Health, and Nursing.

Columbia University School of Nursing was founded in 1892 with Anna C. Maxwell as its first director and located at the Health Sciences Campus in New York. Since, the inception of the school, CUSN is preparing competent nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and scholars.

The School of Nursing also takes the credit of being the first school in the country that awarded a master’s degree in a clinical nursing specialty in 1956 and since the inception of the school, 9,000 nurses have been graduated.

Columbia University School of Nursing shares the Health Sciences Campus with the School of Public Health, the School of Dental and Oral Surgery, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons. The environment of campus offers the richness and diversity of the educational experience to the students and the School of Nursing alike.  The curriculum of the school is continuously evaluated to provide students update knowledge about the need of the society and excel in their education and profession with high academic standards of learning.

Brief know how about Columbia University School of Nursing:

  • First school that offered a master’s degree in a clinical specialty
  • Oldest nurse midwifery continuous program of the nation was provided by the school.
  • Major teaching hospital offered admittance collaboration.
  • First school, where faculties worked alongside physicians for combined practice in a medical center.
  • World Health Organization Collaborating Center for International Nursing Development in Advanced Practice was designated to the school, making it first school to receive such designation.
  • School offered the first clinical doctorate, the DNP.
  • Clinical hands-on training of the school is of the highest order and excels, since 1882.
  • School has clinical partnership with above 200 clinical practice sites throughout New York City, and affiliation with medical centers, such as New York-Presbyterian, Mt. Sinai, and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt.


  • Combined BS/MS Program (ETP) for other stream graduates
  • Master level nursing education and clinical specialty for degree holders, who are non-RN baccalaureate.

Graduate programs and Courses

  • MS degree
  • Master’s Specialties
  • Sub-Specialties
  • Advanced practice certification.
  • PhD Program
  • Doctoral
  • CE Program
  • Master of Science Completion Program


Different programs offered by Columbia University School of Nursing are accredited by respective crediting agencies, such as:

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • The Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • The New York State Education Department.
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
  • National Certification Corporation
  • Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education
  • American College of Nurse Midwives
  • American Nurse Credentialing Center

The school is a member of American Association of Colleges of Nursing and duly accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The schools also offers Scholarships, grants, loans, and employment opportunities to the students for their better professional life and posses sufficient fund for their admission in different nursing courses.


Columbia University School of Nursing
Office of Admissions
617 West 168 Street Room 134
New York, NY 10032
(800) 899-8895