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Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)

Program Details

Set your sights on your ultimate goal, and advance quickly to the BSN and the MS in Nursing degree. This program allows students to complete three graduate level courses in the BSN portion of the curriculum which provides a head start in the Master of Science program.

After completion of the BSN portion of the program, you will continue to complete classes for your master’s degree in the same format as the BSN coursework. Within the master’s portion of the program, you will complete graduate level nursing courses along with courses in a chosen focus area – education or management.

The Education focus includes teaching and learning theory, curriculum development and evaluation. The Management focus entails course work in leadership development, financial management, current legal and economic requirements and industry trends. Both focus options include practicum experiences that total 210 hours providing you with an opportunity to apply theory in authentic health care management or education environments.

Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale. (Applicants with a GPA below 2.75 will be considered on an individual basis)
  • Completion of an associate degree in nursing or diploma nursing program. 
  • Completion of Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology and have less than 36 outstanding non-nursing semester hours. 
  • An active, unrestricted or unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state in which the student’s clinical/practicum experience will be completed. 
  • Credits are accepted in transfer with a grade of “C-” or better from regionally accredited schools as well as from approved testing programs (CLEP, DSST, NLN) in accordance with established Regis University policies. 
  • Two years of clinical practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) is preferred for all applicants. 
  • Applicants who graduated from a nursing program more than three years prior to admission may be required to have a minimum of 1,000 hours of nursing work experience in the last three years or have successfully completed a Colorado Council on Nursing Education approved refresher course or an approved refresher course in their current state of nursing practice. 
  • Eligibility for all BSN programs is pending the successful completion of a drug screening and a criminal background check. For a complete list of Disqualifying Offenses, click here. 
  • A complete health history and physical examination record indicating that the student is physically able to meet the objectives of the program, and is appropriately immunized is required after admission to the program. 
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for health care professionals certification.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)