So, you're out in the field and doing what you love but feel there is yet something more to be accomplished? The Master of Science Completion Option (MSCO) is designed specifically for certified nurse practitioners who wish to earn a master's degree without changing their clinical specialty.
Students are required to earn a minimum of 30 semester hours to complete this graduate degree in nursing. The curriculum includes areas that promote the principles of a master of science degree, including theoretical frameworks, ethics, policy and research.
You’ve got a head start on your master’s degree in nursing already. You are already on your way. Why not round out your experience with the Master of Science Completion Option and Regis University! We're ready for you!
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Listed below are the required courses for completion of the Master of Science (MS) in Nursing, Completion Option for Certified Nurse Practitioners. The total degree requires 30-31 semester hours. This option is designed for baccalaureate prepared certified nurse practitioners without a master's degree who are currently practicing and wish to earn a Master of Science (MS) degree without changing their original practice specialization.
|Master of Science in Nursing Completion Requirements
||Advanced Nursing Practice: Leadership and Theoretical Frameworks (3 semester hours)
||Adv. Apps. of Research for Evidence-Based Practice (3 semester hours)
||Ethics for Nurse Leaders (3 semester hours)
||Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice (3 semester hours)
||Pharmacology for Advanced Practice (3 semester hours)
||Health Care Policy (3 semester hours)
||Foundations of Financial Management for Nursing Leaders (3 semester hours)
||Advanced Health Assessment of the Family (3 semester hours) (FNP's Only)
||Health Assessment for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (4 semester hours) (NNP's Only)
||Professional Integration (3 semester hours)
||Graduate Elective (600 level) (3 semester hours)
||Comprehensive Evaluation (0 semester hours)
Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above. For further information contact the Office of Admissions at 303.458.4344.
Regis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science degree in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Regis University’s Loretto Heights School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
May 2015-April 2016
|Tuition (per semester hour)
|Health Insurance* (waived with proof of other insurance)
Fall Rate (August 22, 2015-December, 31 2015)
Spring/Summer Rate (January 1, 2016-August 21, 2016)
|Lab Fee (one time only)
|Background Check and Drug Screen (external agency fee)
|Graduation Application Fee
*Students who elect the University sponsored health insurance are enrolled for the entire year and cannot drop mid-year without a change of life exception. Only students who are enrolled in programs that require health insurance are eligible for the University sponsored plan.
All campus based nursing students are required to have a laptop for access to web based content during class. This includes all MS, Completion students. Please see FAQs for hardware and software requirements.
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What are the prerequisites for the program?
You must meet the admissions requirements which include a current unencumbered RN license, a BSN from a regionally accredited institution, and a cumulative GPA above 2.75. Applicants must also be nationally certified in a nurse practitioner specialty, and have recent clinical experience in the specialty.
Are students required to have laptops for this program?
Recommended screen size: 13 inches or greater
Required Wi-fi compatible
Required Operating system: Windows: XP or higher, Mac: OS X 1o.5.8 or higher
Required memory: minimum 1GB
Required hard disk space: minimum 60GB
Required battery: minimum 2 hour life, recommended 4 hours or higher
Recommended backup battery: minimum 2 hour life, recommended 4 hours or higher
MSWord, Excel, Powerpoint (recommend MS Office)
Browser: most recent version of IE, Firefox, Safari or Chrome
Respondus Lockdown Browser
Adobe Reader, Flash, APA template
Yes. All campus based nursing students, including MS, Nursing completion students, are required to bring a laptop to class.
Expected technical specifications for the laptop include the following:
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