Application Requirements

M.S. Nursing Completion for Certified Nurse Practitioners


The program has a competitive admissions process where students are selected based on a number of factors, including cumulative GPA, current resume, three recommendations and essay. A personal interview may be required.

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Nursing baccalaureate degree from an NLN or AACN-CCNE accreditation program
  • Official degree-bearing transcript(s)
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • 3 recommendations
  • Active RN license

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 A-12
Denver, CO 80221-1099
Phone: 303.458.4344 or 800.944.7667
Fax: 303.964.5534
Email: healthcare@regis.edu

 


 

Eligibility
  • A nursing baccalaureate degree from an NLN or AACN-CCNE accredited program.
  • Applicants must be nationally certified in a nurse practitioner specialty and have recent clinical experience.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale in all previous undergraduate and graduate-level course work.
  • A grade of "B" or better in all undergraduate nursing courses.
  • An active, unrestricted or unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state in which the student's clinical/practicum experience will be completed.
  • Completion of a statistics course with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for health care professionals certification.
  • Eligibility for this program is pending the successful completion of a drug screening and a criminal background check. Visit our Disqualifying Offenses and Essential Functions page for a complete list.
  • 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.
  • 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 who have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited US institution do not need to provide a TOEFL score.

 


 

Program Exceptions

Due to regulatory requirements in the states listed below, Regis University's Loretto Heights School of Nursing is unable to accept or enroll students who intend to reside and/or do clinicals in any of these states while pursuing RN-BSN, MS Nursing, Post-Graduate Certificate, or DNP education through any of our distance learning formats. View the State Authorization page for more information.

Louisiana | New York | Oregon (APRN only)