2 Reviews on Columbia University School of Nursing

Columbia University School of Nursing, located in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood in New York City, offers graduate, post-graduate and doctoral degrees in specialty areas including nurse anesthesia, nurse midwifery, and nurse practitioner as well as a number of other sub-specialties.

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  1. Anonymous
    Mar 20, 11:46 pm by
    Overall: 4.2 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 4 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 1 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Program: Entry-Level Master's
    Classes: On Campus
    Graduation: 2017

    My Experience

    I graduated from the direct-entry master's in 2017 and am currently enrolled in one of the DNP specialties. I have had a great experience at Columbia and my only complaint is the cost. The MDE program is a very strict and structured program, so some people struggle with that. You lose an entire letter grade for missing one day of clinical if you do not notify the preceptor and staff in the expected period of time. I was in the first MDE class so there were some organizational issues, but I still think I came out of it very knowledgeable. Friends who have graduated from the program and decided to go into nursing have secured incredible jobs. Every person I know passed the NCLEX on the first try, but they make you take a prep course. You are set up to succeed at CUSON, if you fail a class or clinical I believe it is entirely on you.

    About The Staff

    Just like at any school, we LOVE some staff members and dislike others. Overall though, I had a good experience with the MDE faculty and staff. And I'm having an incredible experience with the DNP faculty in my specialty.

  2. Visit MomAuthor profile page
    Dec 20, '17, 10:20 am by
    Overall: 1.0 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 1 stars
    Experience: 1 stars
    Staff: 1 stars
    Academics: 1 stars
    Costs: 1 stars
    Support: 1 stars

    Status: Student
    Program: Entry-Level Master's, MSN
    Classes: On Campus, Online
    Graduation: 2018

    My Experience

    CUSON was the worst experience that I ever made! Do not go here! You will regret it! There is one dean who is in charge of everything and it is a favoritism experience. She made my life a living hell.
    The classes are poorly taught and you’re on your own for NCLEX studying!
    Plus if you are a minority in ANY shape or fashion then this is NOT the school for you! I have never witnessed such profound discrimination! Message me for questions!
    This school is not worth the cost and there are better more responsive programs that you can attend. Plus it doesn’t live up to its Ivy League name or history. Do not be fooled!

    About The Staff

    They are cold and do not represent nursing.

    Things To Know

    Message me if you have questions. I wish I had talked to an alum before going to CUSON!