Expand Your Career Opportunities

The RN to BSN Completion option is designed for RNs wanting to advance their degree to the BSN level, enhancing their knowledge and expanding career opportunities. Offered online or on-campus in a format that allows you to continue to balance work and personal responsibilities.  


  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. (Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 will be considered on an individual basis)
  • Completion of an associate degree in nursing or diploma nursing program.
  • Completion of Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology and less than 36 outstanding non-nursing semester hours.
  • An active, unrestricted or unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state in which the student’s clinical/practicum experience will be completed.
  • Credits are accepted in transfer with a grade of “C-” or better from regionally accredited schools as well as from approved testing programs (CLEP, DSST, NLN) in accordance with established Regis University policies. 
  • One year of experience in nursing practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) is recommended.
  • Applicants who graduated from a nursing program more than three years prior to admission, may be required to have a minimum of 1,000 hours of nursing work experience in the last three years or have successfully completed a Colorado Council on Nursing Education approved refresher course or an approved refresher course in their current state of nursing practice.
  • Eligibility for all BSN programs is pending the successful completion of a drug screening and a criminal background check. For a complete list of Disqualifying Offenses, click here.
  • A complete health history and physical examination record indicating that the student is physically able to meet the objectives of the program, and is appropriately immunized is required after admission to the program.
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for health care professionals certification.
  • If English is not your native/first language, you must meet either of the following language proficiency requirements:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – Internet-based: Minimum score of 82 (24 Writing, 20 Speaking, 22 Reading, 16 Listening), Computer-based: Minimum score of 213. Regis University's TOEFL code is 4656.
    • Applicants that have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited US institution do not need to provide a TOEFL score.


Applications for the RN to BSN Completion program are evaluated on a rolling admission basis. An application is reviewed and an enrollment decision is made once all required application materials are submitted.

Take the next step in your Regis experience and start your application today. Complete the Regis Application or the NursingCAS Application. NursingCAS is the centralized application service for Nursing programs. Regis University accepts either application and gives equal consideration to both.

Have questions?  Attend an information session or webinar, or just email or calls us.

The application requirements are the same regardless of which application you utilize to apply.  If utilizing the Regis Application all documents are submitted directly to Regis University. If utilizing the NursingCAS application, all documents are submitted directly to NursingCAS.    

  • Submit a completed online application.
  • Request official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions attended. Transcripts must be official. Official transcripts can be mailed or sent electronically. If completing the NursingCAS application, transcript instructions are included in the application and transcripts are sent directly to NursingCAS. If utilizing the Regis University application direct transcripts to the following address:
    • Submit mailed transcripts to:
      Regis University
      Office of Admissions
      3333 Regis Boulevard 
      Mail Code: P-28
      Denver, CO 80221-1099
    • Submit electronic transcripts to sendtranscripttoRU@regis.edu
    • Regis accepts electronic transcripts from the following services: Scrip-Safe, Docufide, Avow Systems.
  • Submit two recommendation forms. Select professional and/or academic references that can address your academic, professional, and leadership potential. One recommendation must be from your current employer or supervisor. The recommendation forms provided must be used. You will need the email addresses for your references to complete the online forms.
  • Submit a current resume including all professional and volunteer experience 
  • Submit a nonrefundable application fee. Instructions are given when you complete the payment portion of the application.

Materials in support of an application for admission become the property of Regis University and will not be provided or returned to an applicant.

You can email your admission counselor with questions at healthcare@regis.edu.

Regis University
Office of Admissions
3333 Regis Blvd.
Mail Code P-28
Denver, CO 80221-1099
Phone: 303.458.4344 or 800.944.7667
Fax: 303.964.5534
Email: healthcare@regis.edu

Core studies requirements may be taken at any regionally accredited institution. Advanced Placement, CLEP and Dantes tests are accepted for core study course work. Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology must be completed prior to starting the program. All other core study requirements can be completed simultaneously with the major requirements.

Core Studies Requirements
English Composition 3 semester hours
Literature/Humanities/Oral and Written Communication 6 semester hours
Economics/Business 3 semester hours
General Psychology 3 semester hours
Developmental or Child Psychology 3 semester hours
Sociology 3 semester hours
Philosophy 3 semester hours
Religious Studies 6 semester hours
Statistics 3 semester hours
Microbiology 4 semester hours
Human Anatomy & Physiology 8 semester hours
General Electives 6 semester hours
Upper Division Elective 6 semester hours

Let us evaluate your prior college transcripts to determine which requirements you have fulfilled per your prior coursework, including your RN studies.

For students that have attended colleges in Colorado or plan to take core studies courses through Colorado schools, we have created transfer guides that provide recommended course work for our RN to BSN program.  For all others outside of Colorado, be sure to request an evaluation of your prior credit and let us help guide you in completing your BSN. 

One course will fulfill one requirement only. Course requirements are subject to change without notice. For further information contact the Office of Admissions at 303.458.4344.

Credit Where Credit is Due

RN’s with an Associate’s Degree are given the maximum amount of credit possible toward the BSN degree. 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 with our block transfer policy. 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  time and money!

Various core studies courses are not included in the block transfer policy. These courses include:

  • 3 semester hours of philosophy
  • 6 semester hours of religious studies
  • 3 semester hours of statistics
  • 6 semester hours of upper division electives
  • 6 semester hours of 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-granting 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.

Let us evaluate your prior college transcripts to determine if you are eligible for our block transfer option. 

Find details regarding the program curriculum, accreditation, tuition and more. Take your next step and attend an information session or webinar.
You can email your admission counselor with questions at healthcare@regis.edu.