What is the application deadline?
The priority application deadline is June 15, 2017, for the August 2017 program. You must submit all application materials by this deadline to be considered for admission. Applications are reviewed as they are completed so it's best to submit your application sooner than later. The program starts in the fall of every year.
What are the prerequisites for the program?
You must meet the admissions requirements which include a current unencumbered RN license, a BSN from a regionally accredited institution, and a cumulative GPA above 2.75 and two years of level three or four NICU experience. You must also submit all application materials before the deadline. Applications are completed via the NursingCAS application system.
How long does it take to complete the program?
Students take approximately 2 years to complete the coursework. The program starts in the Fall semester and students continue with courses through Fall, Spring and the Summer semester for the first year, and then the Fall and Spring semester of the second year.
When do the classes meet?
Courses meet one day per week from 8-5 p.m MST (Wednesday) either on our North West Denver campus, or online. All students regardless of campus-based or online format are required to attend two on-campus intensives in the second and forth semester lasting 2-3 days each.
Is the program offered online?
Yes. The program is offered in two formats; on-campus classes taught on our North West campus in Denver, Colorado, OR online synchronized classes where students connect via technology to the on-campus class in real-time from a distance. All students regardless of campus-based or online format are required to attend two on-campus intensives in the second and fourth semester.
When do I attend clinicals?
The clinical component of the NNP program begins in the second semester. Clinical schedules are arranged by the individual student in collaboration with the Clinical Support Unit and are variable throughout the week. Student flexibility is essential in meeting clinical requirements.
Is working as an RN in the NICU while in school a requirement/expectation?
No. While many of our students do work while in the program, it is not a requirement. Students do not have to work while in the program but must have two years of recent experience as a nurse (RN) in a NICU or PICU setting.
How much does the program cost?
Based on the current tuition rates, the entire program would cost approximately $32,250.
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.
Are students required to have laptops for the NNP 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 two hour life, recommended four hours or higher
Recommended backup battery: minimum two hour life, recommended four hours or higher
MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint (recommend MS Office)
Browser: most recent version of IE, Firefox, Safari or Chrome
Respondus Lockdown Browser
Adobe Reader, Flash, APA template
We recommend all students have either a laptop or desktop computer access.
Expected technical specifications for the laptop include the following: