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.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students8,341|
|Student to Faculty Ratio13:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
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.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher
- Completion of nursing prerequisite courses from an accredited institution of higher education
- Current, valid and unencumbered license to practice as Registered Nurse from the state where the student plans to attend clinical practice
- A minimum of a ‘C’ grade or higher for program prerequisites
- Health clearance (tuberculosis clearance included)
- 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|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||1||12|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1070 to 1266|
|ACT||20 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended|
|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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,102/credit|
|In State Students||$1,102/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,102/credit|
|In District Students||$714/credit|
|In State Students||$714/credit|
|Out of State Students||$714/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||16%||$3,234|
|State Grant & Scholarships||29%||$5,099|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||97%||$18,125|
|Federal Student Loans||56%||$5,778|
$25,615Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Colorado state board of nursing.