Pre-Nursing at Regis

The pre nursing track offers freshman entering Regis College a unique opportunity to earn seamless progression into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program beginning junior year, without additional application. Nursing program spots are competitive, so the seamless opportunity is an exceptional benefit for students who desire to pursue a career in nursing. You must meet all seamless progression requirements in order to be guaranteed a spot in the BSN program your junior year.

The pre-nursing track leading to the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is for students looking for an exceptional education that gives you the skills to help and heal, with a focus on values and social justice.
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Pre-Nursing

Degree Overview

A nursing degree from Regis University requires 128 semester hours of credit spanning a wide range of courses, encompassing liberal arts and sciences, humanities, philosophy, religious studies, and the upper-division nursing curriculum.

The pre-nursing option offers Regis College freshman the opportunity to earn seamless progression into the Nursing program beginning junior year, without additional application. The ability to GUARANTEE your spot in the nursing classes that being junior year is an exceptional benefit. Students must meet the seamless progression requirements in order to be guaranteed a spot in the nursing program their junior year.

In addition to the benefits of our unique seamless progression policy, pre-nursing students are assigned an advisor from the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions during their freshman and sophomore years to help prepare and guide them academically and professionally.

Consider the features of the unique seamless progression policy, in addition to the outstanding reputation of the Regis nursing program, when choosing which college to attend this Fall.

Seamless Progression

Regis College students meeting the following requirements at the end of sophomore year are eligible to progress into the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program without additional application:

Newly matriculated freshman at Regis University (specifically Regis College)

Cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above (includes coursework completed at Regis College and any other regionally accredited institutions at which student has completed coursework)

Cumulative science grade point average of 3.0 or above calculated from the following courses: CH206A/207A Chemistry lab/lecture, BL 274/275 Anatomy lab/lecture, BL 276/277 Physiology lab/lecture, BL 254/255 Microbiology lab/lecture

Complete all four science requirements through Regis College (Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Chemistry, and Microbiology)

Grade of C or better in all Regis University course work

Complete two years of full-time study (four semesters) through Regis College

Complete NR 410, Introduction to the Profession of Nursing, with a grade of C or better on the first attempt

Recommendation from your pre-professional academic advisor

No more than 9 semester hours of coursework outstanding after completion of summer semester prior to progression into Junior year. Outstanding courses can only include Religious Studies, Health Care Ethics, and/or electives. All departmental requirements must be completed.

No additional application to the Traditional BSN program is required if you meet the criteria of the seamless progression policy. You will automatically progress into the nursing program, after completing the prerequisites and maintaining the necessary conditions of eligibility.

Students not meeting Seamless Progression are still eligible to apply to the Traditional BSN program and have their applications competitively reviewed.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 128.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Traditional BSN Core Requirement

English Composition

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Take 3 semester hours of English Composition

Health Care Ethics

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Take 3 semester hours of Health Care Ethics

Lit/Humanities

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Take 6 semester hours from Literature, Humanities, or
Oral and Written Communication

Philosophy

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Take 3 semester hours of Philosophy (PL)

Religious Studies

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Take 6 semester hours of Religious Studies (RS, RC, RT, CAS)

Soc Sci/Econ/Bus

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Take 3 semester hours from
Social Science, Economics, or Business

Traditional BSN Departmental Requirements

BL 254 - Intro to Medical Microbiology

Surveys major groups of medically important pathogenic microorganisms, including viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoans. Emphasizes microbiological principles, and introduces immunologic and epidemiologic concepts.

BL 255 - Intro to Med Microbiology Lab

Involves laboratory experiments accompanying and reinforcing lecture topics.

BL 274 - Introduction to Human Anatomy

Provides a comprehensive introduction to human anatomy including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, sensory, nervous, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, urinary, and reproductive organ systems.

BL 275 - Human Anatomy Laboratory

Involves laboratory exercises accompanying and reinforcing lecture topics. Requires contact with human cadavers and skeletal materials.

BL 276 - Introduction to Human Physiology

Provides a comprehensive introduction to human physiology, including neurophysiology, endocrinology, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and gastrointestinal physiology.

BL 277 - Human Physiology Laboratory

Involves laboratory exercises accompanying and reinforcing lecture topics. Requires work with human and non-human vertebrate tissues and fluids. NOTE: One three-hour laboratory per week.

CH 206A - Chem for Hlth Related Sci I

A descriptive introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry with emphasis on atomic structure, chemical bonding and reactions and the properties of various states of matter. This is followed by a brief treatment of the chemistry of selected elements and compounds, especially those pertaining to biological systems. Note: Designed for health care programs. ACT math score of 20 or greater, or SAT Math score of 480 or greater required.

CH 207A - Chem Hlth Related Sci Lab I

Involves laboratory experiments accompanying CH 206A.

NR 350 - Normal & Therapeutic Nutrition

Studies the science of nutrition. Presents the nutritional requirements of humans as the basis for planning an adequate diet with consideration giving to variation in food choices due to a variety of social, economic, cultural and psychological factors. Emphasizes the integration of nutritional needs in the care of self and others throughout the life cycle in health and disease.

PY 250 - General Psychology

Introduces the science of behavior and mental processes through a systematic study of representative areas of psychology.

Cross listing(s): PY 250C.

PY 459/ PY 358

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(3SH)
PY 459-Developmental Psychology: Child
OR
PY 358- Lifespan Human Development

Sociology

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(3SH)
Take 3 credits from Sociology (SO).
SO 200 - Introduction to Sociology is preferred.

Statistics

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(3SH)
Take MT 270 or MT 274

Pre-Professional Requirement

NR 410 - Intro to the Profession of Nursing

A Classroom, lab, and clinical course that socializes BSN students from the cornerstone of liberal arts education to nursing education at Regis University. Explores the professional nursing roles and values as foundational to the practice of nursing. Introduces the student to the basics of patient care skills across the lifespan, with a focus on geriatrics. Introduces service learning focusing on the older adult identifying potential social justice issues in this population. The unique role of the baccalaureate prepared nurse is examined within the context of the nursing profession. The American Nurses' Association (ANA) Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics for Nurses and the Colorado Nurse Practice Act are explored. Note: To enroll, students must be declared nursing/pre-nursing majors or have the consent of a prelicensure nursing director.

Upper Division Electives

Electives

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Take three (3) upper division semester hours

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as subject related courses. Please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

BL 254 Intro to Medical Microbiology (3.00)

Surveys major groups of medically important pathogenic microorganisms, including viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoans. Emphasizes microbiological principles, and introduces immunologic and epidemiologic concepts.

BL 255 Intro to Med Microbiology Lab (1.00)

Involves laboratory experiments accompanying and reinforcing lecture topics.

BL 274 Introduction to Human Anatomy (3.00)

Provides a comprehensive introduction to human anatomy including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, sensory, nervous, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, urinary, and reproductive organ systems.

BL 275 Human Anatomy Laboratory (1.00)

Involves laboratory exercises accompanying and reinforcing lecture topics. Requires contact with human cadavers and skeletal materials.

BL 276 Introduction to Human Physiology (3.00)

Provides a comprehensive introduction to human physiology, including neurophysiology, endocrinology, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and gastrointestinal physiology.

BL 277 Human Physiology Laboratory (1.00)

Involves laboratory exercises accompanying and reinforcing lecture topics. Requires work with human and non-human vertebrate tissues and fluids. NOTE: One three-hour laboratory per week.

CH 206A Chem for Hlth Related Sci I (3.00)

A descriptive introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry with emphasis on atomic structure, chemical bonding and reactions and the properties of various states of matter. This is followed by a brief treatment of the chemistry of selected elements and compounds, especially those pertaining to biological systems. Note: Designed for health care programs. ACT math score of 20 or greater, or SAT Math score of 480 or greater required.

CH 207A Chem Hlth Related Sci Lab I (1.00)

Involves laboratory experiments accompanying CH 206A.

MT 270 Introduction to Statistics (3.00)

Presents standard topics in introductory statistics for students whose major is not mathematics. Topics include descriptive statistic, probability distributions, estimations, hypothesis testing, linear regression and correlation and other topics.

Cross listing(s): BA CITI MT 270C.

MT 274 Intro to Stats for Health Professions (3.00)

Provides basic understanding of statistical analysis in the health sciences. Focuses on the interpretation and analysis of health care data as it applies to organizational and clinical decision-making. Uses case studies to demonstrate measures of central tendency, position, and variation. Explores quantitative epidemiology concepts as applied to analysis of the health needs of a population, skills needed to evaluate inference in hypothesis testing including the t-test, F-test and chi-square test.

NR 350 Normal & Therapeutic Nutrition (3.00)

Studies the science of nutrition. Presents the nutritional requirements of humans as the basis for planning an adequate diet with consideration giving to variation in food choices due to a variety of social, economic, cultural and psychological factors. Emphasizes the integration of nutritional needs in the care of self and others throughout the life cycle in health and disease.

PY 250 General Psychology (3.00)

Introduces the science of behavior and mental processes through a systematic study of representative areas of psychology.

Cross listing(s): PY 250C.

PY 358 Lifespan Human Development (3.00)

Studies biological, psychological and social factors in human development from conception to later adulthood.

Pre-requisite: TAKE PY*250;

PY 459 Developmental Psychology: Child (3.00)

Studies biological, psychological and social factors in human development from conception to puberty.

Pre-requisite: PY*250

SO 200 Introduction to Sociology (3.00)

Studies sociological perspectives, focusing on social groups and social interaction. Presents basic sociological terms and concepts, and examines a variety of social institutions and processes.

Cross listing(s): SO 200C.

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Seamless Progression

Newly matriculated freshman at Regis University (specifically Regis College) may be eligible for Seamless Progression into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Traditional option if they successfully meet all the following requirements at the end of the sophmore year:

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above (includes coursework completed at Regis College and any other regionally accredited institutions at which student has completed coursework)
  • Cumulative science grade point average of 3.0 or above calculated from the following courses: CH206A/207A Chemistry lab/lecture, BL 274/275 Anatomy lab/lecture, BL 276/277 Physiology lab/lecture, BL 254/255 Microbiology lab/lecture
  • Complete all four science requirements through Regis College (Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Chemistry, and Microbiology)
  • Grade of C or better in all Regis University course work
  • Complete two years of full-time study (four semesters) through Regis College
  • Complete NR 410, Introduction to the Profession of Nursing, with a grade of C or better on the first attempt
  • Recommendation from your pre-professional academic advisor
  • No more than 9 semester hours of coursework outstanding after completion of summer semester prior to progression into Junior year. Outstanding courses can only include Religious Studies, Health Care Ethics, and/or electives. All departmental requirements must be completed.
  • No additional application to the Traditional BSN program is required if you meet the criteria of the seamless progression policy. You will automatically progress into the nursing program, after completing the prerequisites and maintaining the necessary conditions of eligibility.
Students not meeting Seamless Progression are still eligible to apply to the Traditional BSN program and have their applications competitively reviewed.