What is the application deadline?
Regis University's RN to BSN program has a rolling admission deadline; we accept applications up to the start date of the program. We recommend applying sooner than later to allow for time to complete your application and prepare to get started.
When can I start?
ONLINE Format: Classes start in August or January every year
ACCELERATED HYBRID 5-week format: Classes start in October or February every year
How long does it typically take to complete the program?
ONLINE Format: curriculum can be completed in approximately 18 - 24 months, depending on the pace at which you choose to take courses.
ACCELERATED HYBRID 5-week format: curriculum is designed to be completed in 13 months.
When do the classes meet?
ONLINE format: This is our most flexible format and allows you to log in anytime, day or night as you complete weekly assignments.
ACCELERATED HYBRID 5-week format: This format blends our virtual classroom with online learning. You will meet in the virtual classroom week one and week five of each five week course. In weeks two, three, and four you will complete your assignments online.
What are the prerequisites for the program?
The admissions requirements include a current unrestricted and unencumbered professional RN license, completion of an associate’s degree nursing program or diploma nursing program, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, have completed Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology and have less than 36 outstanding non-nursing semester hours. Applicants not meeting the minimum requirements will be considered on an individual basis and should contact an admission counselor directly prior to applying at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you require an academic reference from a college instructor?
No. We do not require references for this program.
How long do I have to complete my degree?
RN to BSN students have a total of 5 years to complete all degree requirements.
Will I have an Academic Advisor?
Yes, once you start class you will be assigned an online 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 in the RN-BSN program 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.
Are students required to have laptops for the RN to BSN program?
Yes. All nursing students, including RN to BSN students, are required to have a laptop. Campus blended option students are required to bring a laptop to all face to face classes.
Are students required to have Webcam for the RN to BSN in Nursing program?
Yes. All nursing students, including RN to BSN in Nursing students, are required to have a webcam for some class assignments.
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
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