RN-BSN Completion

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

This program is not accepting applications.

Complete your RN to BSN in as few as ten months* and transfer up to 90 credits. If you are a current RN, adding a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to your credentials could help push your nursing career further ahead. Designed for working nurses, this online accredited RN to BSN program can help put you on your way to a richer, fuller experience in a short amount of time.

As one of the top nursing schools in Colorado, the Loretto Heights School of Nursing has been training generations of nursing professionals since 1948. Our graduates are recognized for their knowledge, competence, compassion, ethics and leadership abilities, as well as their commitment to social justice and community service.

Ranked #1: Best Online RN to BSN Programs in Colorado for 2022 by RegisteredNursing.org.
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Looking for a BSN program? Check out our options.

Program Snapshot

Program Format
Flexible online or web-based classes
8-week terms

Credits for Completion
30 credit hours minimum
Generous transfer credit opportunities

Tuition for the 23-24 Academic Year
$621 per credit hour

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Sample RN-BSN 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 466R: Community Health Nursing

An overview on population-based nursing, exploring principles including public health, epidemiology, and environmental health as well as the impact of health care policies on social justice and health care disparities.

Program Credits

The total degree requires 120 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 and 30 credit hours of upper-division nursing course work completed during the program at Regis University.

*Program Length

The RN-BSN completion program is designed to be completed in as few as 10 months, when two classes are completed per 8-week term, or up to 20 months if you complete one class every 8 weeks. You decide. Students can also choose to take the program 100% online, or as part of a web-based classroom in a synchronous format.


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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Combine Your Bachelor's and Master's with the FastForward Program

The FastForward program at Regis enables you to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree at the same time and get on the fast track to success. Through our dual degree combination options, you can complete both degree programs at a faster pace and a more affordable cost.

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Wondering how your credits will transfer?

The Loretto Heights School of Nursing has a credit transfer policy aimed to ensure RNs with an associate’s degree are given the maximum amount of 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 license, you’re eligible for a lump sum transfer of at least 66 semester hours.

We highly encourage you to request an unofficial transcript evaluation. It's a free service and provides you with information about what will likely transfer to Regis University and what's left to complete your BSN. This is your best first step if you're contemplating going back to school to finish your BSN degree.

How to Apply

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

  • Completed online application
  • Nursing diploma or ADN
  • All official transcripts
  • 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: $621 per credit hour
For information on program-specific fees, visit regis.edu/cost. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Total program credits: 120 credit hours (30 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. View the Transfer Guide for a complete list of transfer credit equivalents.

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

Rolling Admissions

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-BSN Completion is offered by the historic Loretto Heights School of Nursing within the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions.