Regis University

Denver, CO 80221

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 LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated BSN
  3. RN to BSN
  4. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  5. ADN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner
  7. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)

    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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Certificate 2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 385
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Nursing Education Postbaccalaureate certificate 59
Nursing Administration Master's degree 118
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 35
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 2
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 4
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 36

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Regis University

Colorado Christian University
6.36 miles away
8.3 miles away


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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading480 to 600
SAT: Math470 to 570
SAT: Writing480 to 570
ACT Composite22 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$19,469
30k to 48k$20,323
48k to 75k$21,516
75k to 110k$25,052
Over 110k$29,515
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,066.00 $1,066.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $625.00 $625.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Regis University
3333 Regis Blvd
Denver, CO 80221

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