Frequently Asked Questions
What is the application deadline?
The application deadline is consistently January 15th for the following fall semester. All application materials must be post-marked by this date each year.
Do my prerequisites have to be complete when I apply?
Three of the four science prerequisites must be complete by the application deadline. The science prerequisites include: Human Anatomy (or Human Anatomy & Physiology I), Human Physiology (or Human Anatomy & Physiology II), Microbiology and Chemistry. All science prerequisites must include a lab component. Any remaining prerequisites should be planned or in-progress at the time of application, and must be completed prior to starting the program.
Where can I complete my prerequisites?
Prerequisite classes may be completed at any regionally accredited college or university including community colleges; online courses and virtual labs are acceptable. We have transfer guides for many Colorado colleges and universities – click here to view our transfer guides.
What courses can I take for Religious Studies?
It is important that religious studies courses be taken from a Religious Studies or Philosophy Department. Courses taken from Humanities, Literature, Anthropology or History Departments for example will not be accepted. If your school does not have a religious studies department, you will want to take religious studies courses (such as comparative religions, philosophy of religion, world religions east and/or west) from your school's philosophy department. General philosophy courses such as Introduction to Philosophy DO NOT fulfill the religious studies requirement.
Who is eligible for admission into the program?
This program is designed specifically for individuals who are currently working in the health care field. Although the minimum GPA needed to apply is 2.5, the majority of the students accepted to the CHOICE BSN program have well above the minimum.
Do you have a waiting list?
We do not offer a waiting list at Regis University. Each BSN program has a competitive admissions process where students are selected based on academic performance, recommendations, experience and the personal statement. The top candidates are selected for admission to each program, and a small group of alternates will also be selected. Accepted students and alternates generally have cumulative and science GPAs above 3.0. If you are not accepted, you are welcome to re-apply for an upcoming term.
How many spots are available in the CHOICE BSN program? Approximately, how many applications do you receive for those spots?
We accept 24 students each Fall to the CHOICE BSN program. We receive an average of 80-100 applications each year.
What GPA is required to apply to the CHOICE BSN program?
Although the minimum GPA needed to apply is 2.5, the majority of students accepted to the CHOICE BSN program have well above the minimum.
When does the CHOICE BSN program start? How long is the program?
The program starts once a year in the Fall semester (typically the end of August). CHOICE BSN students complete the nursing curriculum and clinicals in six semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer).
What is the typical schedule for CHOICE BSN students?
CHOICE students have class two evenings a week (typically from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and complete the majority of their clinical rotations on the weekends.
How many clinical hours will be completed in the course of this program?
You will complete 756 hours of clinical education during this program. The final 180 hours will be spent 1:1 with a clinical preceptor at a selected site.
Where are clinical rotations completed?
Clinical rotations are completed at a variety of hospital and health care facilities in the Denver metro area. We use facilities as far north as Longmont United Hospital and Boulder Community Hospital and as far south as Sky Ridge Medical Center and Parker Adventist Hospital.
How can I learn more about the program?
You can attend an information session to learn more about Regis University and the CHOICE BSN program. Information sessions take place at the main Denver campus the second Tuesday of the month at noon and the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 P.M. Information Session Schedule
Are students required to have laptops for the CHOICE BSN 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 CHOICE BSN students, are required to bring a laptop to class.
Expected technical specifications for the laptop include the following: