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 four 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 human resource development, economics and budgeting. Both focus options include a 105 hour practicum class. This practicum is designed to provide an opportunity to apply the skills and principles taught in the theory portion of the focus area in an authentic health care management or education environment. It is recommended that the practicum requirement be completed in a facility outside that of the student’s place of employment.
Learn How Your Past Education Counts
We’re giving credit where credit is due! The Loretto Heights School of Nursing has approved a credit transfer policy aimed to ensure RNs with an associate’s degree are given the maximum amount of credit possible. Here’s how it works - if you graduated from a regionally accredited institution, completed an ADN program requiring a minimum of 72 semester hours, and have a current license, you’re eligible for a lump sum transfer of at least 72 semester hours. If your ADN program consisted of more than 72 semester hours, additional credit may be awarded. This equates to fewer non-nursing courses, saving you even more time and money!
Various core studies courses are not included in the block transfer policy. These courses include: three semester hours (SH) of philosophy; six SH of religious studies; three SH of statistics; three SH of upper division electives; and a minimum of eight SH of lower division electives. If you’ve already completed any of these courses, we’ll review for transfer credit on a course-by-course basis.
Applicants with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from a non-regionally accredited school, from programs that required less than 72 semester hours, and from diploma RN programs will be awarded 33 hours for RN licensure as guided by the Colorado Articulation Model. All previously completed non-nursing courses will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
Graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) upon completion of the BSN portion of the program, and the Master of Science, Nursing with a focus in either education or management upon completion of the entire program.
Flexible format allows you to log in anytime, day or night as you complete weekly assignments. Each class lasts 8 weeks allowing you to progress quickly. No campus visits are required for online students, but we encourage you to celebrate your graduation in person!
Campus Blended Option
Our campus based program blends classroom and online courses, which allows you great convenience, but also personal contact and guidance. Students typically alternate each week spending one week in class, and the next online. Classes typically meet one evening every-other-week from 5:00PM – 9:00PM, and online content can be completed at anytime that is convenient during the alternate week. The eight-week terms allow you to progress quickly toward your BSN while continuing to work.
Spring (January), Summer (May), Fall (August)
Regis University's RN to M.S. in Nursing program has a rolling admission deadline; we accept applications up to the start date of the program. Course size is limited, so it is best to submit applications sooner than later.
Length of Program
The curriculum can be completed in approximately 24 - 36 months.
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