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Loretto Heights School of Nursing

Loretto Heights School of Nursing is a top nursing school in Colorado. Our graduates are recognized for their knowledge, competence, compassion, ethics and leadership abilities. In the Jesuit tradition, we challenge students of all cultural backgrounds to seek excellence in academic pursuits, and to think logically, critically and creatively in formulating a global view of nursing and health care. 

Top Ranked Nursing Programs

Offering a wide variety of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs, Regis University is ranked #25 on the list of Top 75 Nursing Schools in the West by the American Society of Registered Nurses.


Simulated Health Center

Regis offers a dynamic and collaborative learning environment for students to practice hands-on hospital, outpatient and home care scenarios allowing nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy and counseling students to work side by side and infuse interprofessional learning into their curriculum.


Internships and Practicums

Relevant hands-on experiences in community, institutional, research and other health care settings, allowing students to build upon and implement classroom lessons and apply the Jesuit value of taking action to solve social problems.


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Accreditation

Where you earn your degree matters. You want to study at an insitution that has rigorous academic standards and has been recognized for thoroughly preparing its students for their careers. The Loretto Heights School of Nursing is proud of its accreditation status and the accomplishments of its alumni and faculty in the nursing community.

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), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202.887.6791.

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Our Philosophy

Founded on Jesuit values and a commitment to service to others, the Loretto Heights School of Nursing is committed to providing a high quality, values-centered, professional nursing education and to strengthen our students’ commitment to community service. In the Jesuit tradition, we challenge students of all cultural backgrounds to seek excellence in academic pursuits, and to think logically, critically, and creatively in formulating a global view of nursing and health care.

We further encourage the application of knowledge and Judeo-Christian principles to search for better solutions, greater truth and a more just existence for the health and well-being of society. We seek to provide opportunities to identify personal values, to be socially responsible, and to develop competence in nursing practice and leadership in the provision and transformation of health care for the betterment of society.

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CHOICE BSN for Hospital Partner Employees

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) CHOICE program is designed for individuals working in health care who want to further their career in the field of nursing. The on-site CHOICE BSN program is offered every spring in partnership with a local hospital system, with most clinical experiences completed at our hospital partner facilities.

Meet the Nursing Faculty

Carolyn Ackerman
Carolyn Ackerman

Associate Professor

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Julie Benz
Julie Benz

Assistant Professor

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 Jeffrey DesMarteau
Jeffrey DesMarteau

Assistant Professor

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Sherry Fuller
Sherry Fuller

Associate Professor

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