What is the application deadline?
The application deadline for the Traditional FNP Pathway campus-based format is December 1 for the class beginning in the Summer semester (May).
The application deadline for the Rural and Underserved FNP Pathway distance format is July 15 for the class beginning in the Fall semester.
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. You must also submit all application materials before the deadline.
How long does it take to complete the program?
The program is designed to be completed in six semesters of study or two years.
What is the class schedule?
The Traditional FNP Pathway offers campus-based, face to face classes taught on our main Northwest Denver campus. Two schedules are available. The first; classes are offered one-day-per-week, and the second; classes are offered every-other-weekend (Saturday and Sunday). You will be expected to be present from 8am-5pm on class days. This program begins in the Summer semester
The Rural and Underserved FNP Pathway uses online learning technology that allows you to be a part of the class in real-time from a distance. You will be expected to participate in the class which is held one day per week from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Additionally, five on-campus intensives are required throughout the program on the main Northwest Denver, Colorado campus.
When do I attend clinicals?
The clinical component of the FNP program begins in the fourth semester (second year). 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.
The Rural and Underserved FNP Pathway clinical practicums will be completed in your home rural areas with preceptors from local health care facilities and clinics. Students will be required to secure their sites within the community.
Is the program offered online?
The Rural and Underserved FNP Pathway is offered in a distance model. The FNP program is offered in the following formats:
- Traditional FNP Pathway: Face to face classes are offered on the main Northwest Denver campus in two delivery models: the first; classes are offered one day per week, and the second; classes are offered every other weekend (Saturday and Sunday). You will be expected to be present from 8am-5pm. This program begins in the Summer semester.
- Rural and Underserved FNP Pathway: Synchronized online learning with technology allows you to be a part of the class in real-time from a distance. You will be expected to participate in the online classroom once per week from 8am-5pm. Additionally, five on-campus intensives are required throughout the program on the main Northwest Denver, Colorado campus. This program begins in the Fall semester.
How much does the program cost?
Based on the current tuition rates the entire program would cost approximately $36,000.
How many students apply each year?
The Traditional FNP Pathway campus-based program receives approximately 125 applications and we accept approximately 46 students per year.
The Rural and Underserved FNP Pathway program accepts approximately 20 students per year.
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 matriculating into 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 FNP program?
Recommended screen size: 13 inches or greater
Required Wi-fi compatible
Required Operating system: Windows: 7 or higher, Mac: OS X 10.9 or higher
Required memory: minimum 4GB
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
MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint (recommend MS Office)
Browser: most recent version of IE, Firefox, Safari or Chrome
Current version of Respondus Lockdown Browser
Current version of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash
Yes. All nursing students, including FNP students, are required to bring a laptop to class.
Expected technical specifications for the laptop include the following: