Columbia University

Degree Type

Master of Science in Nursing, Post-Master’s Certificate.

Program Length

27 months, full time

Credit Hours

58 semester hours

Starting Month

June and September

Application Deadline

November 1

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required.

Current New York State nursing license or eligibility.

Minimum of one year experience in an accepted intensive care setting. Most entering students have at least 2-5 years of solid full-time ICU experience. Acceptable critical care experience includes: Surgical ICU, Medical ICU, Pediatric ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, Coronary Care Unit, Burn Unit, Trauma ICU, or Neuro ICU. Not acceptable: Operating Room, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Emergency Room, Telemetry, Step Down, Neonatal ICU, or Cath Lab.

There is no minimum GPA requirement.

Satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). A competitive score is within the top 50th percentile.

Critical Care Nurse (CCRN) is highly recommended.

Course Prerequisites: Statistics, Two semesters of Chemistry (at least one organic course), and A physical assessment course. Applications are accepted with prerequisite coursework in progress; all prerequisites MUST be completed by the start of the program.


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