Columbia University School of Nursing is among the world’s leading centers of nursing education, research, and practice. Located in New York City, Columbia Nursing prepares its students to excel as clinicians, researchers, and nurse leaders in a rapidly evolving health care system.

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. Instilled with the values and principles of nursing excellence, our nurses realize their passion for making a difference in the lives of their patients.

Our world-class faculty serve as both educators and role models. Most maintain an active practice, introducing students to the challenges of nursing care by bringing real-world experiences into the classroom. Research conducted by our scientists is published in prestigious, peer-reviewed journals. Their investigations are wide-ranging — from best clinical practices to effective health policy — and are helping shape the delivery of care in this country and around the world.

As part of Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia Nursing enjoys a unique collaboration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, and the College of Dental Medicine. The school’s commitment to global health includes our designation as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center. And our faculty exchange program hosts nurse leaders from other countries and serves as a resource on global health and related issues for nurses and other health care providers, policymakers and the public.