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CHOICE BSN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

CHOICE: Connecting Health Occuptations with Innovative Curriculum Experiences

Are you currently employed in the health care field but want to join the nursing profession? The CHOICE BSN program at Regis allows you to remain in your current job while pursuing a BSN degree. Through night and weekend classes, you’ll explore, learn and develop the skills necessary to nurture patients and further your career options.

Despite a different format, CHOICE offers you the same opportunities and challenges as a traditional BSN program, while helping you make the most of your time. Classes are held in the evenings 2x per week on Regis’ Northwest Denver campus, and clinical rotations are scheduled on weekends at our clinical partner sites.

The CHOICE BSN degree program has a competitive admissions process. Students are selected based on academic performance, recommendations, writing skills demonstrated in the personal statement and any healthcare and/or volunteer experience. Academic performance is weighted more heavily than the other criteria. Priority admission is given to health care professionals, although applicants without health care experience are eligible to apply. We accept 24 students in our fall term and we accept 12-24 students in our spring term.

Program Snapshot

Program Format
Evening on-campus classes
Weekend clinicals

Credits for Completion
120 credit hours

Cost of Tuition
$800 per credit hour

Sample CHOICE BSN 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 CHOICE 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). Clinicals will be primarily scheduled on the weekends, however clinicals in your last semester can be any day of the week.


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).


Accreditation

 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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Prerequisites

All prerequisites must be completed prior to starting the program and can be applied as transfer credit from your prior degree. At least three of the four science prerequisites must be completed by the application deadline. Any remaining prerequisites should be planned or in progress by the application deadline. For specific prerequisites, view the application requirements.

How to Apply

To apply to the CHOICE Bachelor of Science in Nursing 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
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: $800 per credit hour
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 program, and the final 60 credit hours are completed at Regis at the listed rate. 

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 Deadlines

All applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm eastern time on the date listed below. 

January start: June 15

May start: November 1

Frequently Asked Questions

We highly recommend that you request an unofficial evaluation of your college credits. The evaluation can serve as a useful tool as you create a plan for completing your prerequisites and prepare for the admissions process. To request an evaluation, please send PDF copies of your unofficial transcripts to: unoffeval@regis.edu or fax them to: 303-964-5534. The DOB and SSN should be masked, and a transcript key is required for all transcripts. Please indicate you would like an unofficial evaluation and include your program of interest (Accelerated BSN) with your name, phone number, mailing address, and preferred email address. Your unofficial evaluation will be emailed to you within 7-10 business days. Please note that this evaluation is intended to help you plan your remaining prerequisites only.

Prerequisite classes may be completed at any regionally accredited college or university, including community colleges; and online courses and virtual labs are acceptable. We also have transfer guides for many Colorado colleges.

CHOICE BSN students have class two evenings a week (typically from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday evenings) and complete the majority of their clinical rotations on the weekends.

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.

This program is designed specifically for individuals who are currently working in the health care field. Classes are held on the evenings and clinical rotations are completed on weekends for students with a job during the day on weekdays, however not all work schedules may be compatible with the class and clinical schedule.

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