Set your sights on your ultimate goal, and advance quickly to the BSN and the MS in Nursing degree. This program allows students to complete three graduate level courses in the BSN portion of the curriculum which provides a head start in the Master of Science program.
After completion of the BSN portion of the program, you will continue to complete classes for your master’s degree in the same format as the BSN coursework. Within the master’s portion of the program, you will complete graduate level nursing courses along with courses in a chosen focus area – education or management.
The Education focus includes teaching and learning theory, curriculum development and evaluation. The Management focus entails course work in leadership development, financial management, current legal and economic requirements and industry trends. Both focus options include practicum experiences that total 210 hours providing you with an opportunity to apply theory in authentic health care management or education environments.
Graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) upon completion of the BSN portion of the program, and the Master of Science, Nursing with a focus in either education or management upon completion of the entire program.
RN TO BSN PROGRAM OPTION
Our flexible format allows you to log in anytime, day or night as you complete weekly assignments. Each class lasts eight weeks allowing you to progress quickly. No campus visits are required for online students, but we encourage you to celebrate your graduation in person! We provide students with an orientation to online learning prior to getting started. This program starts twice a year, in January and August.
MS IN NURSING PROGRAM ONLINE OPTION
Our hybrid MS in Nursing Leadership program blends virtual classroom meetings and online courses in eight week terms.
LENGTH OF PROGRAM
The curriculum can be completed in approximately 24-36 months depending on the pace at which you choose to take courses, and the number of core courses a student needs to complete.
Applications should be submitted no less than one month prior to your intended start date. We recommend applying two to three months prior to allow ample time to prepare for your first course. Applications are reviewed as they are completed.
WONDERING HOW YOUR CREDITS WILL TRANSFER?
Since you have prior college credit, you are closer than you realize to achieving your educational goal. Let us evaluate what you’ve done. We highly encourage you to request an unofficial transcript evaluation. Unofficial Transcript Evaluation Instructions. It's a free service and provides you with a written notice of what will likely transfer to Regis University and what's left to complete your BSN. This is the best first step when considering completing your BSN.
For students taking, or planning to take courses at a Colorado Community College, please review our helpful transfer guides to assist you in fulfilling the core requirements. Colorado Community College Transfer Guide. For ADN students graduating from a Colorado-based community college, Regis University has a consortium agreement established with the school that will facilitate the transfer of credits and classes. In many cases, we will be able to waive up to 3-4 class requirements. To find out how many will transfer, contact us for a free transcript evaluation. Unofficial Transcript Evaluation Instructions
BLOCK TRANSFER DETAILS
The Loretto Heights School of Nursing has a credit transfer policy aimed to ensure RNs with an associate’s degree are given the maximum amount of credit possible. Here’s how it works - if you graduated from a regionally accredited institution, completed an ADN program requiring a minimum of 66 semester hours, and have a current license, you’re eligible for a lump sum transfer of at least 66 semester hours. If your ADN program consisted of more than 66 semester hours, additional credit may be awarded. This equates to fewer non-nursing courses, saving you even more time and money!
Various core studies courses are not included in the block transfer policy. These courses include: 3 semester hours (SH) of philosophy, 6 SH of religious studies, 3 SH of statistics, and upper division
and lower division electives. If you’ve already completed any of these courses, we’ll review for transfer credit on a course-by-course basis.
Applicants with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from a non-regionally accredited school, from programs that required less than 66 semester hours, and from diploma RN programs will be awarded 33 hours for RN licensure as guided by the Colorado Articulation Model. All previously completed non-nursing courses will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Request an unofficial transcript evaluation as your next step.
Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
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).