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If you’ve looked into nursing as a career, you’ve probably heard about the waiting lists at many nursing schools. Unfortunately, enrollment delays can last up to three years. At Lakeland College, we don’t believe in waiting lists. We believe in direct admission. After two successful years of liberal arts education here, you will be welcomed into the highly regarded Columbia College of Nursing program in Glendale, Wis. That means two years of core classes at Lakeland followed by the clinically intensive program at Columbia College of Nursing.

“The ability to know from the time you enter Lakeland College that you can graduate four years later with a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing, and also have that breadth of knowledge a strong liberal arts college, gives you is a fairly unique combination,” says Greg Smith, Lakeland College associate professor of biology.

A winning partnership

The Columbia College of Nursing has served Wisconsin since 1901, and has been affiliated with Columbia Hospital since 1909. With its close ties to the large Columbia St. Mary’s Health Systems, the Columbia College of Nursing guarantees clinical placements.

“The program has a great reputation in the healthcare industry in Wisconsin, and the students seem to really enjoy the program,” says Smith. “I know our students talk about how once they get into the program, they get internships or practical experience right away. They don’t wait. The two years at Columbia are a very clinical, intensive experience.”

The Columbia College of Nursing is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and is approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing.

Nursing at Lakeland

Facts about nursing:

  • The American Journal of Medical Quality is predicting a shortage of more than 900,000 registered nurses by 2030.
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that registered nursing will be the top occupation in terms of projected job growth through 2020.
  • According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projections, there will be more than 710,000 new jobs in the nursing sector by 2020 (a 26 percent increase during the period beginning in 2010)
  • Median pay for a registered nurse is more than $65,000 a year


Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies Division & Professor of Chemistry & Physics
Chair, Natural Sciences Division & Associate Professor of Biology
Emeritus Professor of Biology
Associate Professor of Biology

Nursing Program (62 semester hours)

To transfer to the Columbia College of Nursing you will need to earn 62 credits, including the required classes below plus 29 credits of elective classes.

    • BIO 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 semester hours)
    • BIO 212 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 semester hours)
    • BIO 330 Microbiology (4 semester hours)
    • CHM 131 Principles of Chemistry I (4 semester hours)
    • CHM 132 Principles of Chemistry II (4 semester hours)
    • COM 111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    • EDUP 330 Human Growth and Development
    • GEN 110 Composition I: Academic Writing
    • GEN 112 Composition II: Argumentation and Research
    • GEN 130 Core IA: Knowing the Self
    • GEN 131 Core IB: Self and Community (2 semester hours)
    • MAT 130 Intermediate Algebra
    • MAT 162 Pre-Calculus
    • PSY 200 General Psychology

One of the following:

    • BIO 110 Life Sciences for Health Careers (4 semester hours)
    • BIO 111 Life Sciences I (4 semester hours)

One of the following:

  • SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
  • ANT 110 Introduction to Anthropology

A three-semester-hour HIS or HISP course

A three-semester-hour literature (ENG) course

One of the following:

  • ART 263 Art History I
  • ART 264 Art History II
  • GEN 134 Humanities I
  • GEN 135 Humanities II
  • MUS 120 Music History and Appreciation
  • Any combination of MUS courses for a total of 3 semester hours

Note: Depending upon possible exemptions from courses indicated above, additional elective credits may be necessary.


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