FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is eligible for this program?
All US licensed RNs with a diploma from a hospital school of nursing, associate degree or advanced nursing degree are eligible to complete this four-course certificate.
If I don’t currently have a BSN, will completing the Gerontology certificate give me a head-start in earning one?
Yes. Depending on the courses you’ve previously completed, it’s very likely all four Gerontology certificate courses will also be counted as elective credit and give you head start on the way to earning your BSN at Regis University.
Are clinicals required?
No. No clinical hours are required; however course work will include learning activities and assignments that allow students to work with a member of the aging population of their choosing to gain insight into the aging process.
Do I have to be online at a certain time each day/week?
You are not held to any specific online class times throughout the day or week. As long as you are completing your assignments by the assigned due date, you can log in at a time that is best for you.
How do I hand in assignments, submit tests and receive feedback?
Assignments and tests in online courses are submitted electronically (as e-mail attachments) and may be posted on the class website. The faculty member or the syllabus generally specifies how a given assignment or test is to be submitted; the goals of the course usually dictate the most appropriate method. Assignments often are submitted as discussion postings. The faculty member's feedback is typically given in an individual e-mail or through written comments to the student. This varies from one course to another.
What if I have computer related issues, is there someone available to help?
Yes, our Information Technology Services Department (ITS) help center is open Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM MST and Saturday - Sunday 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM MST.
What do I do next?
Call us and we will walk you through the next step of completing your application or reviewing your prior college coursework. We can discuss completing the certificate and/or discuss completing the certificate in addition to your BSN or MS, Nursing degree. Small steps can lead to big results. And we are here to help.