What is the application deadline?
Regis University's 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. The program starts three times a year in Spring (early January), Summer (May) and Fall (late August).
What are the prerequisites for the program?
There are no prerequisites to begin the online nursing curriculum, however, applicants must have completed a statistics course with a grade of C or better prior to enrolling in NR 602 - Research in Nursing.
What if I have not taken a statistics course?
You are eligible to apply, but admitted students must have a completed statistics course prior to taking NR 602 in the program. Regis University offers several statistics courses, and offers one specific to healthcare professionals (MT 274 Statistics for Health Professionals). We allow students to enroll in these courses as a non-degree seeking student. Additionally the course can be taken at any regionally accredited college or University including community colleges. For those in the Colorado area looking at the community college offerings, MAT 135 Introduction to Statistics will fulfill this requirement.
If you're interested in enrolling in this course at Regis University, complete the 'Non Degree Application' and contact your admission counselor to register.
Do you require an academic reference from a college instructor?
No. We require three letters of reference on the forms provided in the application. One reference must be from your current employer or supervisor and the other two can be either professional or academic.
How long do I have to complete my degree?
Students have a total of 5 years to complete all degree requirements.
How long does it typically take to complete the program?
The program is seven semesters of full-time study completed in 2.5 years. Students are encouraged to complete the program in the designed timeframe, although variations in schedule can be made as needed. We know life happens.
When do the classes meet?
If you choose to complete the program on campus, courses meet one evening per week, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. 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 MS, Nursing Leadership campus-based program?
Yes. All campus based nursing students, including the MS, Nursing Leadership campus-based students, are required to bring a laptop to class.
Expected technical specifications for the laptop include the following:
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 through the Regis online bookstore and are mailed directly to you. The bookstore can be accessed by visiting www.regis.edu/bookstore
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.