Two nursing students and an instructor practicing clinical skills in a labor and delivery simulation room.

Academics

Located in the heart of New York City, Columbia University School of Nursing is among the world’s leading centers of nursing education, research, and practice. For more than a century, we have prepared nurses as clinicians, researchers, and leaders. Our graduates take the skills learned to conduct work that benefits patients and improves health and health care in communities across the country and around the world.

A Columbia Nursing education enables students to practice at the highest level of the profession, providing accurate, independent diagnosis and effective treatment. Our students master all facets of nursing care from the basic to the most complex which puts them into practice within an interdisciplinary health care team. 

We continue to redefine nursing education through a unique combination of academic rigor, innovative programming that responds to an ever-changing health care system, extraordinary scholarship, and unparalleled opportunities for our students.