The Columbus State University is a choice made based on the fact that it is ranked among top universities by the US News and World Report. Also, it offers Nursing courses online, and its online programs in the College of Education and Health Professions are highly recognized. Completion of the program can be done in two years when undertaken full-time which is five semesters and forty-four hours in a semester (Columbus State University, 2017).
Columbus State University offers faculty members who are highly qualified to facilitate nursing courses. Also, it allows for completion of clinical hours in one’s area which is required for the conclusion of the course. Full approval for the Columbus State University Nursing Programs has also been given by the Georgia Board of Nursing and accredited by the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). (Columbus State University, 2017).
Admission requirements involve a baccalaureate nursing degree from a university that is recognized within the region and nationally for accredited nursing programs. A grade point average (GPA) minimum of 3.0 from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is required and an RN license. Three professional letters of reference and official transcripts from all colleges attended are required. A CSU graduate admission application with fifty dollars nonrefundable fee should also be submitted. An updated immunization certificate is also required. These requirements should be sent to the admissions office before Fifteenth October for the spring semester and before Fifteenth February for Fall Semester (Columbus State University, 2017).
GRE tests are set for fourth November which should be undertaken to qualify for the fall semester in Columbus State University (Educational Testing Service, 2017). Possible scholarships are the AL and Bettye Caproni Memorial, the Astrid Hiie Baker and the Deanna Robinson Memorial Nursing scholarships. Also, the Kenneth Nance and Rose Gutman Nursing Sscolarships (Columbus State University, 2017).
- Columbus State University. (2017). Family Nurse Practitioner Program (FNP). Georgia, US: Columbus State University.
- Educational Testing Service. (2017).Graduate Record Examinations Tests. New Jersey, US: Educational Testing Service.