Gain a Competitive Edge by Getting Your M.S. in Nursing
Gain a Competitive Edge by Getting Your M.S. in Nursing
If you are a nationally certified nurse practitioner with recent clinical experience thinking about earning your master's degree in nursing, Regis University has a program to help you get your next credential and advance your career options!
M.S. in Nursing: Completion for Certified Nurse Practitioners
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!
Next Step: Call (303.458.4344) or email.
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 2016-April 2017
|Tuition (per semester hour)
|Lab Fee (one time only)
|Procedures Lab Fee (one time only)
|Graduation Application Fee
||Varies Learn More
Additional costs may be incurred based on individual and program specific needs. Some costs are controlled by external vendors and are subject to change without notice. A complete list of all program specific requirements is provided to admitted students prior to the start date. The following list gives you an estimate of additional expenses but may not be inclusive of all needs. Students may need uniforms, and/or lab equipment. Costs may be incurred for travel to practicums or service learning. Expenses for books will be incurred, as well as potential costs for required technology not already owned. All campus-based nursing students are required to have a laptop for access to web-based content during class. Please click here for hardware and software requirements.
|Other anticipated costs
|Complio®/Compliance Tracking Annual Fee
|Background Check and Drug Screen
|Basic Life Support Certification
|Proof of Health Insurance
Tuition and fees are subject to change.
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:
How to Apply
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