RN Programs in Columbia, Tennessee

Get your RN degree in Columbia, Tennessee - online & campus-based options available.

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Registered Nurse Degree Info

Which schools offer Columbia RN Programs?

RN programs (both campus-based & online RN courses) are medical training programs offered by universities, vocational or technical schools, and community or junior colleges. Some hospitals even offer registered nursing training as an RN diploma.

How do I become an licensed RN?

Each state sets its own RN licensure requirements. In order to earn your RN license, you must pass the NCLEX® examination. The NCLEX® is a comprehensive nursing exam that can only be taken by graduates of nursing programs approved by your state's board of nursing.

Do I need to complete an LPN program before I go to college to get an RN Degree?

No you don't need to complete LPN training before you can get your RN license. An accredited RN Associate Degree program takes 2 years. You can earn your RN Diploma in 3 years. (BSN - 4 years, RN to BSN degrees can be 2-3 years).

Are There Free Nursing Schools in Columbia?

The education necessary to become an RN is valuable, and registered nurses make really good money in Tennessee. However, students can lower the cost of RN school with financial aid. There are numerous grants and nursing school scholarships in Tennessee. They might not make your RN degree free but it can at least be more affordable.

Contact one of the accredited nursing schools listed here to get information about the financial aid you qualify for. Find out more about online nursing schools in Tennessee.

RN Job Description

Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

RN Schools Near You & Online Near Columbia, Tennessee

Aquinas College

  • 4210 Harding Pike Nashville, TN 37205
    Programs: ADN, RN, RN to BSN
    (615) 297-7545

Lipscomb University

  • One University Park Drive Nashville, TN 37204
    Programs: BSN, Pre-Nursing Studies, RN
    (615) 966-1000

Belmont University

  • 1900 Belmont Blvd Nashville, TN 37212
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, LPN to BSN, RN, RN to BSN
    (615) 460-6000

Tennessee State University

  • 3500 John A Merritt Blvd Nashville, TN 37209
    Programs: ADN, BSN, Health Information Management-Bachelor's, LPN to BSN, MSN, RN, RN to BSN
    (615) 963-5000

Middle Tennessee State University

  • 1301 East Main Street Murfreesboro, TN 37132
    Programs: BSN, LPN to BSN, MSN, RN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN

Trevecca Nazarene University

  • 333 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210
    Programs: BSN, Physician Assistant, RN
    (615) 248-1200

Fisk University

  • 1000 17th Ave. N. Nashville, TN 37208
    Programs: BSN, RN
    (615) 329-8500

Vanderbilt University

  • 211 Kirkland Hall Nashville, TN 37240
    Programs: Accelerated MSN, DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN, Nuclear Medicine Tech, Nursing Administration, Nursing PhD, Pediatric Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Radiation Therapy, RN, RN to MSN
    (615) 322-7311

Motlow State Community College

  • 6015 Ledford Mill Road Tullahoma, TN 37388
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (931) 393-1500

Cumberland University

  • 1 Cumberland Square Lebanon, TN 37087
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, LPN to BSN, RN, RN to BSN

Austin Peay State University

  • 601 College Street Clarksville, TN 37044
    Programs: BSN, Radiography, RN, RN to BSN

Bethel College

  • 325 Cherry Avenue McKenzie, TN 38201
    Programs: BSN, RN
    (731) 352-4000

Tennessee Technological University

  • 1 William L Jones Dr. Cookeville, TN 38505
    Programs: BSN, EMT Paramedic, LPN, MSN, RN, RN to BSN
    (931) 372-3888

Union University

  • 1050 Union University Drive Jackson, TN 38305
    Programs: Accelerated BSN, BSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner - certificate, LPN to BSN, MSN, Nurse Anesthetist, RN, RN to BSN
    (731) 668-1818