Eligibility for the non-clinical nursing programs is pending the successful completion of a drug screening, a criminal background check, and the Essential Functions and Safety Forms. A complete list of Disqualifying Offenses and Essential Functions is provided below.

Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions

Convictions and deferred adjudications of the following offenses will automatically disqualify an application from admission to the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions at Regis University:

  • Crimes against persons (homicide, assaults, kidnapping, and unlawful sexual behavior) as defined in Title 18-3-101 through 18-3-405.5 C.R.S.
  • Any crime of child abuse or incest, as defined in Title 18-6-401 and 18-6-301 C.R.S.
  • Any act of domestic violence, as defined in Title 18-6-800.3 C.R.S.
  • Any offense involving moral turpitude (prostitution, public lewdness, indecent exposure, etc.), unlawful sexual behavior as defined by Colorado law.
  • Registered sex offenders.
  • Any crimes of theft, burglary or robbery except misdemeanor shoplifting.
  • Felony crimes of arson, criminal mischief, fraud or forgery.
  • Any offense related to the unlawful possession, use, sale, manufacture, transfer or distribution of a schedule I, II, III, IV, or V controlled substance.
  • Any offense related to the unlawful possession, use sale, manufacture, transfer, or distribution or more than one ounce of marijuana or any amount of marijuana concentrate.
  • Multiple DUI offenses or Driving with Ability Impaired (DWAI) offenses.

The University reserves the right to deny admission, services, continued enrollment and re-enrollment to any applicants, students or other persons whose personal history, medical history, background or behavior indicates that their presence in University facilities, programs, or activities, or use of University services would endanger themselves, the health, safety, welfare, well-being or property of the University, its employees, students, guests, or others, or would interfere with the orderly performance and conduct of the University's or affiliated agencies' functions.

Approved August 3, 2005

Mental and Physical Qualifications for Professional Nursing


RN-BSN, RN-MS, Master of Science - Leadership in Health Care Systems, and DNP Advanced Leadership in Health Care (ALHC)

A professional nurse is expected by the employer, consumers, and other health care providers to assume specific role responsibilities in a safe and competent manner. Due to these expectations of a nurse, all skills taught and evaluated in the LHSON program are required for successful completion of the program. Qualified applicants to LHSON programs are expected to meet all admission criteria, including these essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

Any evidence of a possible inability to meet the mental and physical qualification for professional nursing may be cause for further evaluation at the LHSON discretion. Such evidence may include additional application materials, letters of recommendation, interviews, visual observations of mental and physical qualifications, evaluation by a physician or other practitioners (e.g., psychologist, nurse practitioner, etc.) of our choice, or evaluation by our University’s Disability Services.

The RN-BSN, MS in Nursing – Leadership in Health Care Systems, and DNP – ALHC programs are designed to prepare registered nurses to plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care for individuals, families, and groups and to assume nursing leadership roles in health care facilities and communities.

The School has identified the observational, cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills it deems essential to complete each of these programs. If a student cannot demonstrate the essential functions, skills, and abilities, it is the responsibility of the student to request through the University’s Office of Disability Services appropriate accommodations. The University will provide reasonable accommodations as long as they do not impose an undue hardship.

Notes: Legacy SHB; Approved Asst. Dean 6/11