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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Learn what it means to be a Regis Nurse. 

The prestigious nursing programs at Regis University are centered around care for the whole person. At Regis, you won’t just learn the science behind the nursing profession. You’ll engage in profound discussions around the values and ethics of nursing and develop a sense of commitment to social justice and community service through health care.

Service Learning is a vital part of the curriculum, and allows you to develop a sense of commitment to the community and a spirit of volunteerism. The nursing faculty and Service Learning Coordinator help you establish appropriate service learning projects locally, nationally and globally. During the junior and senior years, students gain specialized knowledge and training through a variety of clinical experiences.

The BSN program has a competitive admissions process where students are selected based on academic performance, recommendations, writing skills as demonstrated in the personal statement, plus health care and volunteer experience. Academic performance is weighted more heavily than the other criteria. Priority admission to the BSN program is given to Regis College students that meet the requirements of our guaranteed admission policy. We accept transfer students on a space available basis.

Program Snapshot

Program Format
Daytime on-campus classes
Weekday clinicals

Credits for Completion
120 credit hours

Cost of Tuition
$19,495 per semester

Sample Nursing Classes

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NR 414: Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

A holistic approach to evaluating physiological, developmental, psychosocial, spiritual, age-related, socioeconomic and sociocultural components of a patients health. 

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NR 422: Clinical Leadership in Professional Nursing

Apply leadership theories to individual roles, skills and decision-making processes in the provision of nursing care, including health care team coordination, oversight and accountability.

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NR 472: Community and Population-Focused Nursing

Analyze nursing roles at the individual, family, community and systems level of practice, with an emphasis on promoting healthy communities through epidemiolocial, ethical, environmental and public health principles.

Program Details

Get all the details on our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Clinical Education

Students complete 756 hours of clinical education to learn hands on skills in real health care settings across the Front Range (Ft. Collins to Colorado Springs and Boulder to Aurora). Both classes and clinical rotations are held during the week, Monday-Friday.

Program Length

Four-year degree including two years of prerequisite and core studies requirements, and two years of major coursework specific to professional nursing. Graduates are awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree with eligibility to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX-RN).


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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Pre-Nursing Requirements

High school students interested in a rewarding career in nursing should consider our pre-nursing track through Regis College which offers a guaranteed spot in our competitive BSN program, pending they meet established guidelines by the end of their sophomore year. Students are required to complete all pre-nursing requirements prior to enrolling in major requirements. 

Students who complete all pre-nursing requirements outside of Regis submit an application directly to the BSN program within the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions. Students who complete a portion of their pre-nursing requirements through Regis College must also submit a separate application to the BSN program upon completion.

How to Apply

To apply directly to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application through NursingCAS
  • Official transcripts from prior college(s) and institutions
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Two professional and/or academic recommendations
High school students entering Regis as incoming freshmen should begin with an application to complete the pre-nursing track within Regis College. 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

Program tuition: $19,495 per semester
Total program credits: 120

Addtional fees may include a nursing lab fee, background check and drug screen costs, application fees and clinical fees, among others. Credit hours listed are the total number of credits required to graduate. Students complete 60 credit hours before starting the BSN program major requirements, which may be completed at any regionally-accredited institution. The final 60 credit hours are completed as part of the BSN program at Regis University.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Application Timeline

The on-campus BSN program begins once a year in August. Admission is awarded on a rolling basis. 

Application opens: September 15

Application deadline: February 1

All applications must be received by 11:59pm eastern time on the application deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. See the AP exams we will accept, along with our minimum required passing score for credit. Please note: You must send official test scores to Regis University in order to receive transfer credit.

Traditional BSN students have a full-time schedule. Class and labs are scheduled during the day, Monday through Wednesday, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the Northwest Denver (Lowell) Campus at 50th and Lowell. Clinical rotations are typically scheduled on Thursday and Friday, with occasional weekends, at designated clinical sites.

We do not offer a waiting list at Regis University. Each BSN program has a competitive admissions process where students are selected based on academic performance, recommendations and the personal statement. The top candidates are selected for admission to each program, and a small group of competitive alternates will also be selected. Accepted students and alternates generally have cumulative and science GPAs above 3.25. If you are an alternate or denied acceptance, you will have to reapply to be considered for the next start term. We then suggest contacting your admissions counselor to discuss how to improve your application for your next review.

You will complete over 750 hours of clinical education during the program. The final 180 hours will be spent shadowing a clinical preceptor at a selected site. Generally, clinical preceptor to student ratios will be 1:5. Clinical preceptor to student ratio for the last 180 hours can vary from 1:1 to 1:3.

Clinical rotations are completed at a variety of hospital and health care facilities in the Denver metro area. We use facilities as far north as Longmont United Hospital and Boulder Community Hospital and as far south as Sky Ridge Medical Center and Parker Adventist Hospital.

Yes. All campus based nursing students are required to bring a laptop to class.

Hardware Requirements: 
  • Recommended screen size: 13 inches or greater
  • Required WiFi compatible
  • Required Operating system: Windows: 7 or higher, Mac: OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or higher
  • Required memory: minimum 4GB
  • Required hard disk space: minimum 60GB
  • Required battery: minimum 2 hour life, recommended 4 hours or higher

Software Requirements:

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint (recommend MS Office)
  • Browser: most recent version of IE, Firefox, Safari or Chrome
  • Current version of Respondus Lockdown Browser
  • Current version of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash