What is the application deadline?
Regis University's RN to MS in Nursing program has a rolling admission deadline; we accept applications up to the start date of the program but recommend applying sooner than later.
What are the prerequisites for the program?
The admissions requirements include a current unrestricted and unencumbered professional RN license, completion of an associate’s degree nursing program or diploma nursing program from an accredited institution, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above, have completed Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology and have less than 36 outstanding non-nursing semester hours. Applicants not meeting the minimum requirements will be considered on an individual basis and should contact an admission counselor directly prior to applying at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long do I have to complete my degree?
RN to MS in Nursing students have a total of 6 years to complete all degree requirements.
How long does it typically take to complete the program?
The required RN to MS in Nursing curriculum can be completed in approximately 24 - 36 months.
When do the classes meet?
If you choose to complete the program on campus, courses meet one evening per week, from 5:30-9:30. Online students have the flexibility to complete weekly assignments asynchronously (i.e. no pre-determined login times).
Will I have an Academic Advisor?
Yes, once you start class you will be assigned an academic advisor. Your assigned advisor will work with you throughout the entire program and will be available via email and phone. Their primary role is to help you with course sequencing, to ensure you are meeting all degree requirements, to answer general questions and provide support.
Can I take more than one class in an 8-week term?
New students are only allowed to take one course during their first 8-week term. If a grade of A- or better is earned in this course, students are allowed to register for additional courses during the following terms if they desire.
Frequently Asked Questions - Campus-Based Students
Are students required to have laptops for the RN to MS in Nursing campus-based program?
Yes. All campus based nursing students, including RN to MS in Nursing campus-based students, are required to bring a laptop to class.
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
Frequently Asked Questions - Online Students
Do I have to be online at a certain time each day/week?
You are not held to any specific online class times throughout the day or week. As long as you are completing your assignments by the assigned due date, you can log in at a time that is best for you.
How do I hand in assignments, submit tests and receive feedback?
Assignments and tests in online courses are submitted electronically (as e-mail attachments) and may be posted on the site. The faculty member or the syllabus generally specifies how a given assignment or test is to be submitted; the goals of the course usually dictate the most appropriate method. Assignments often are submitted as discussion postings. The faculty member's feedback is typically given in an individual e-mail or through written comments to the student. This varies from one course to another.
Am I required to visit campus?
While campus visits are not required, students are welcome to visit our beautiful campus in Denver, CO.
Can I attend commencement?
We welcome and encourage all online students to participate in the commencement ceremony upon completion of graduation requirements.
What if I take time off (vacation, summer)?
You are encouraged to take a class each eight-week term, but we also understand that many students are busy adults who need to take time away from classes. It's important that you speak with your online academic advisor to let them know your plans.
How do I purchase textbooks?
Textbooks can be purchased online and are mailed directly to you, or purchased on campus in the bookstore. Instructions to purchase textbooks will be sent once you are registered for your first course.
What if I have computer related issues, is there someone available to help?
Yes, our Information Technology Services Department (ITS) help center is open
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM MST and Saturday - Sunday 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM MST.
I am a College Network customer; do I have to complete all of my study guides and tests prior to starting the nursing classes?
No, in fact, we recommend that you start an online nursing class as soon as possible. The reason being; if you are like the majority of our MS in Nursing students it's been a while since you've been in school. Starting back with a structured online course where you will have the support of classmates and an instructor can be very helpful. Having weekly assignments, a set syllabus and essentially being 'forced' to keep up makes a huge difference in re-establishing study habits and developing a routine for going back to school. The unstructured and self study nature of the TCN study guides (CLM's) can sometimes make getting back into the school mind set a little more difficult. We see that many our students have a much easier time completing the CLM's once they taken a few online courses and established the balance of going back to school.