RN-MS Nursing Completion

Master of Science in Nursing

This program is not accepting applications.

Set your sights on your ultimate goal and gain both a BSN and MS in Nursing: Leadership in Health Care Systems degree in just 3 years. This program allows students to complete four graduate-level courses in the BSN portion of the curriculum, providing a head start in the Master of Science program.

With 33 credits awarded for already having an RN license, you’re well on your way to a graduate degree. In our RN-MS in Nursing completion program, you’ll complete your undergraduate requirements and attain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and then continue on to your graduate degree through a seamless sequence of courses.

Looking for an MSN program? Check out our options.

Program Snapshot

Program Format
BSN courses:
Online or web-based classroom
MSN courses:
Online or web-based classroom

Credits for Completion
135 total credit hours

Tuition for the 23-24 Academic Year
BSN courses: $621 per credit
MSN courses: $785 per credit

View Full Degree Curriculum and Requirements

Sample RN-MSN Classes

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NR 448R: Updates in Illness and Disease Management

Focuses on evidence-based management and updates in genomics and genetics, pain management, the stress response, immune disorders, mental disorders, rehabilitative and end-of-life care.

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NR 455R: Health Promotion Concepts

Focuses on health promotion and disease prevention in nursing practice within the context of the U.S. health care system, global health perspectives, and policy.

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NR 620: Health Care Organizations and Systems

Assume a leadership role in evaluating models of health care delivery and organizational systems using organizational theory and research. Quality improvement principles with a focus on patient safety and regulatory requirements are explored in a variety of health care settings.

Program Credits

The total degree requires 135 credit hours, which includes all core studies requirements, 33 credit hours awarded in accordance with the provisions of the Colorado Articulation Model and RN licensure, 33 credit hours of undergraduate nursing coursework and 18 credit hours of graduate nursing coursework completed during the program at Regis University.

Program Length

The RN-MSN completion program is designed to be completed in as few as 9 semesters. Students can choose to take the program 100% online, or as part of a web-based classroom in a synchronous format. Upon completion of the bachelor's coursework, students are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) before seamlessly progressing to graduate nursing course work.


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).

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How Will My Credits Transfer?

The Loretto Heights School of Nursing has a generous credit transfer policy aimed to ensure RNs with an associate’s degree are given the maximum 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 RN license, you may be eligible for a lump sum transfer.

We highly encourage you to request an unofficial transcript evaluation. It's a free service and provides you with 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 nursing degree.

How to Apply

To apply directly to the RN-MSN completion program, you will need:

  • Completed online application
  • Nursing diploma or ADN
  • All official degree-bearing transcript(s) from post-secondary institutions
  • Resume
  • Active RN license

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance and help you through the entire application process.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year: Bachelor's courses: $621 per credit hour | Master's courses: $785 per credit hour
For information on program-specific fees visit regis.edu/cost. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Total program credits: 135 credit hours (51 credits must be taken at Regis)

Additional fees may include background check and drug screen costs, application fees and clinical fees, among others. The total number of credits for degree completion varies based on previously earned credits.

Regis offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Rolling Admission

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. It is recommended you apply to this program at least 1 month prior to your desired start date to prepare for your first class.

Program starts are offered in August and January.

A Culture of Excellence

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN-MSN Completion is offered by the historic Loretto Heights School of Nursing within the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions.