Regis University

Denver, CO 80221
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Regis University is a private Roman Catholic university in Denver. It was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1877 and is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is structured into five colleges offering a wide range of majors and minors for undergraduates. The university offers a small student to faculty ratio and was ranked the 23rd top regional university in the West by US News & World Report. They currently offer 131 different degree programs and a variety of services to help students receive scholarships or financial aid.

Nursing programs at Regis University are handled through the Loretto Heights School of Nursing at the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions. These programs include an accelerated BSN designed to be completed in one year of full-time study. They also offer a traditional BSN program and an RN to BSN program. The four-year traditional BSN path includes two years of general studies and prerequisite courses followed by two years of the core curriculum. This core curriculum also includes 756 hours of clinical experience at nearby healthcare facilities. For those already working in the healthcare field, the university offers a BSN CHOICE program, allowing students to maintain their day job and further their education. All nursing programs are accredited by the CCNE.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students8,341
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs

The Regis University Master of Science in Nursing, program is designed to prepare Licensed Registered Nurses for advanced practice including specializations in Leadership in Health Care Systems with focuses in management or education.

The different graduate specialties develop core theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for practice at the graduate level. The program includes foundational courses in nursing theory, health policy, nursing research, ethical practice and healthcare systems financing.

Admission Requirements

  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  2. Completion of nursing prerequisite courses from an accredited institution of higher education
  3. Current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as Registered Nurse from the state where the student plans to attend clinical practice
  4. A minimum of a ‘C’ grade or higher for program prerequisites
  5. Health clearance (tuberculosis clearance included)
  6. Admission interviews with admissions committee  

The particular tracks may have specific requirements in terms of nursing prerequisite courses taken at the undergraduate level and may require students to show proof taking these courses or equivalent credit.

Graduates from the program will be eligible to sit for certification examinations in their area of specialization and to apply to sit for the national board certification examinations. 


Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 43 337
Master's degree 0 21
Postbaccalaureate certificate 3 33
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 12
Certificate 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 89.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1952 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/25/1999 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1070 to 1266
ACT20 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,102/credit
In State Students$1,102/credit
Out of State Students$1,102/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$714/credit
In State Students$714/credit
Out of State Students$714/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $49,590 $49,590 $49,590
ADN 70 $77,140 $77,140 $77,140
BSN 125 $137,750 $137,750 $137,750
FNP 50 $35,700 $35,700 $35,700
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of Regis University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 28% $4,147
Other Federal Grant 16% $3,234
State Grant & Scholarships 29% $5,099
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 97% $18,125
Federal Student Loans 56% $5,778
Private Loans 4% $10,518


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$20,249
$30,001 to $48,000$19,924
$48,001 to $75,000$21,117
$75,001 to $110,000$24,223
Over $110,000$28,397

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Colorado state board of nursing.
Regis University
3333 Regis Blvd
Denver, CO 80221

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