How can I learn more about the program?
Information sessions are offered once monthly at our main Northwest Denver campus location, and once monthly virtually through our online platform. Visit http://events.regis.edu/infosession for the specific dates & times, room location, and directions. All on-campus information sessions are hosted in Peter Claver Hall, and online sessions are hosted through ZOOM technology. RSVP today!
Is your program accredited?
Yes. Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Commission URL: http://www.ncahlc.org, Commission Phone: 312.263.0456.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science degree in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Regis University’s Loretto Heights School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.
When does the CHOICE BSN program start? How long is the program?
The program starts twice a year in August and in January. CHOICE BSN students complete the nursing curriculum and clinical rotations in six semesters: Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer for August starts; Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall for January starts.
What is the typical schedule for CHOICE BSN students?
CHOICE BSN students have class two evenings a week (typically from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday evenings) and complete the majority of their clinical rotations on the weekends.
How competitive is admission into the program? How many applications do you receive and how many do you accept?
We receive an average of 80-120 applications each year. We accept 24 students in August (fall start term) and 12-24 students in January (spring start term)The final admissions decision is made by the Loretto Heights School of Nursing and is based on a number of factors including cumulative GPA, science GPA, current resume, two recommendation forms, personal statement, and previous health care and/or volunteer experience. CHOICE BSN applicants will be selected with priority admission given to health care professionals.
Do you have a waiting list?
We do not offer a waiting list at Regis University. Each BSN program has a competitive admissions process where students are selected based on academic performance, recommendations and the personal statement. The top candidates are selected for admission to each program, and a small group of alternates will also be selected. Accepted students and alternates generally have cumulative and science GPAs above 3.25. If you are an alternate or denied acceptance, you will have to reapply to be considered for the next start term. We then suggest contacting your admissions counselor to discuss how to improve your application for your next review.
How many clinical hours will be completed in the course of this program?
You will complete over 750 hours of clinical education during the program. The final 180 hours will be spent shadowing a clinical preceptor at a selected site. Generally, clinical preceptor to student ratios will be 1:5. Clinical preceptor to student ratio for the last 180 hours can vary from 1:1 to 1:3.
Where are clinical rotations completed?
Clinical rotations are completed at a variety of hospital and health care facilities in the Denver metro area. We use facilities as far north as Longmont United Hospital and Boulder Community Hospital and as far south as Sky Ridge Medical Center and Parker Adventist Hospital.
Does Regis offer Financial Aid to CHOICE BSN students?
Yes. Most CHOICE BSN students are taking financial aid in some form for their tuition/fees. Regis University offers a wide range of opportunities for financial aid including scholarships, grants, loans, student employment and financing options. You will be connected with your financial aid counselor upon acceptance to begin this process.
Are students required to have laptops for the program?
Yes. All campus based nursing students are required to bring a laptop to class.
- Recommended screen size: 13 inches or greater
- Required WiFi compatible
- Required Operating system: Windows: 7 or higher, Mac: OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or higher
- Required memory: minimum 4GB
- Required hard disk space: minimum 60GB
- Required battery: minimum 2 hour life, recommended 4 hours or higher
- 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