Next Steps for Post-Licensure Nursing Students

Congratulations! Now that you’ve been accepted into one of Loretto Heights School of Nursing post-licensure programs, it’s time to take care of a few details. Below are the next steps you'll need to take in order to get enrolled and start on your way towards becoming a Regis Nurse.

Your admissions counselor and/or a New Student Coach are here to guide you through the initial steps to get started, registered for your first classes and make sure you're set up for success. Your student success team is highly trained in all things Regis, so don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have!

1: Submit Your Deposit

If you are starting a deposit-required program, a $350 non-refundable deposit is required by the deposit due date noted in your acceptance email. The deposit is applied directly towards your tuition and can be submitted by electronic transfer or check.

Deposit Information

2: Activate RegisNet

You've got email! Your RegisNet ID will serve as your username and password for all things Regis. Once we receive your deposit, look out for an email with your RegisNet username, at which point you'll be able to set up and activate your account.

Instructions for Activation

3: Plan Your Payments

Don’t let money get the best of you, or stand in the way of your education. In addition to filing your FAFSA, Regis hosts a few "Financing Your Future" virtual webinars throughout the year, and you can also choose to set up a payment plan.

Aid and Scholarships
Contact a Financial Aid Counselor

4: New Student Webinar

The nurse practitioner and DNP graduate nursing programs offer a New Student Webinar to make sure you are prepared to make the most of your nursing education. This webinar provides an overview of your program, including important events and details about required documentation you will need to submit over the next few months. Look out for an email from your admissions counselor with details on upcoming sessions.

5: Systems and Success Webinar

In addition to the New Student Webinar, this webinar helps you learn how to navigate our databases, financial aid process, resources you have at Regis, how to check your class schedule, buy your books, access the Ranger Portal and more. Use the link below to view upcoming webinar dates and to register.

Register for an Upcoming Webinar

6: Compliance Requirements

Our Compliance Office needs you to complete some important requirements before you take your first class. All compliance documents should be submitted and approved by the deadline. Be sure to review your compliance requirements thoroughly, as some take longer to complete than others.

Detailed Compliance Requirements

Transfer Credit Eligibility

If you have taken master's-level courses through another institution within a similar field and are curious if your classes will transfer, read on to learn what information you will need to gather for a transfer credit review.

Post-Licensure Nursing Transfer Review Process

The Regis University transfer review process is conducted on a case-by-case basis. Regis University accepts up to 20% of the total program credits as transfer credits into our post-licensure nursing programs. To review Regis course descriptions, please refer to the most current academic catalog

If you are interested in seeing what classes may transfer, please provide the following information to your admissions counselor, who will then forward your request to the appropriate Department Chair. 

  • Official Transcripts, course syllabi and course descriptions of the courses you would like to apply to the Regis University degree program
  • A formal written request indicating which classes from your previous institution sufficiently match the Regis academic catalog descriptions for post-licensure nursing courses


Transfer Credit Limits

Regis may transfer up to 20% of the total program credits into the program, and does not accept transfer credit for any clinical course such as techniques, groups, practicum or internships.

Get Ready for Classes

Once all your documentation is submitted, there are just a few more things you'll need to do before your first day of classes.

Not sure how to complete any of these items? The Systems and Success Webinar covers these topics and more. If you haven't yet completed your webinar, see Step 5 above.

Purchase or Waive Insurance
All students who already have their own health insurance must waive the Regis student health insurance option. Students who do not waive or purchase insurance will be automatically enrolled prior to the start of classes.

Buy Your Textbooks
Textbooks are available one month before class begins. You can purchase—or rent—paperback and digital texts through the Regis Bookstore. Your custom book list can be found in WebAdvisor.

Check Your Class Schedule
Post-licensure nursing students are pre-registered for your first term of classes by the Office of Admissions. Upon registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with your first semester course schedule. The Loretto Heights School of Nursing registers all Nurse Practitioner students and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students for the duration of your program.

Enrollment Checklist

We know there's a lot to do, so we've created a handy checklist to help you keep track of everything. If you have any questions, contact admissions

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