Columbia University School Nursing is committed to preparing future nurses by offering an excellent education, beginning with prerequisite courses. The Online Prerequisites for Entry to Nursing (OPEN) program allows non-nurses to take courses needed to apply to nursing school or other health professions schools that require science prerequisites.
All courses are taught by Columbia University faculty and are undergraduate-level. Course offerings are available three times per year with each session lasting ten weeks. The modules are set up independently and allow registration for courses to be taken concurrently. Upon completion, all grades are posted on an official transcript from Columbia University. The courses are fully accredited and transferable.
In alignment with our commitment to social justice and health equity, these courses are offered online and at a discounted tuition.