Be an Important Part of a Family's Health Care

Nursing professor talking to a studentFollow your passion for caring for the health care needs of families, while you increase your earning potential and your opportunities for professional advancement. Our FNP program caters specifically to working professions with classes are held every-other-weekend (Saturday and Sunday).

 

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • A nursing baccalaureate degree from a NLNAC or AACN/CCNE accredited program, offered at a regionally accredited school.
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale.
  • A grade of "C" or better in all undergraduate nursing courses.
  • Evidence of current unrestricted or unencumbered Registered Nurse licensure in the United States. Must be licensed in the state in which you will complete the clinical/practicum experience.
  • Two years of clinical practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) is preferred for all applicants
  • Completion of a statistics course with a grade of "C" or better (may be taken after admission but prior to NR 602).
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification for Health Care Providers.
  • Eligibility for this program is pending the successful completion of a drug screening and a criminal background check. For a complete list of Disqualifying Offenses, click here.
  • If English is not your native/first language, you must meet the following language proficiency requirement:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) — Internet-based: Minimum score of 82 (24 Writing, 20 Speaking, 22 Reading, 16 Listening) on the TOEFL.
    • TOEFL — Computer-based: Minimum score of 213
    • Regis University's TOEFL code is 4656.

RANKING

  • The FNP program has a competitive admissions process where students are selected based on a number of factors, including cumulative GPA, current resume, three recommendation forms, work experience, and the personal statement. A personal interview may be required.

You are encouraged to submit all required application materials at once, with the exception of official transcripts.

  • The application deadline is February 1, 2015 for the May 2015 FNP program. You must submit all application materials by this deadline to be considered for admission.
  • Submit a completed online application form.
  • Request official transcripts to be sent directly to Regis University from all post-secondary educational institutions attended. Transcripts must be official. Official transcripts can be mailed or sent electronically. Regis accepts electronic transcripts from the following services: Scrip-Safe, Docufide, Avow Systems.
    • Submit mailed transcripts to:
      Regis University
      Academic Records
      3333 Regis Blvd. A-8
      Denver, CO 80221-1099
    • Submit electronic transcripts to sendtranscripttoRU@regis.edu.
  • Submit a one-page typewritten personal statement (double-spaced) that addresses the essay question in the application. Instructions are given when you reach the essay portion of the online application.
  • Submit three recommendation forms. Select professional and academic references that can address your academic, professional, and leadership potential. One recommendation must be from your current employer or supervisor. The recommendation forms provided must be used.
  • Submit a nonrefundable $75.00 application fee. Instructions are given when you complete the payment portion of the online application.
  • A personal interview may be required.
  • Direct all written materials and inquiries to:
    Regis University
    Office of Admissions, Mail-Code G-9
    3333 Regis Blvd
    Denver, CO 80221-1099
    Contact: 303.458.4344
    Fax: 303.964.5534
    Email: healthcare@regis.edu

General Questions

What is the application deadline?
The deadline is February 1, 2015 for the class beginning in May 2015.

What are the prerequisites for the program?
You must meet the admissions requirements which include a current unencumbered RN license, a BSN from a regionally accredited institution, and a cumulative GPA above 2.75. You must also submit all application materials before the deadline.

How long does it take to complete the program?
The program is designed to be completed in six semesters of study or two years.

What is the class schedule?
Students meet for classes every other weekend on Saturday and Sunday for the duration of the program.

When do I attend clinicals?
The clinical component of the FNP program begins in the third semester. Clinical schedules are arranged by the individual student in collaboration with the Clinical Support Unit and are variable throughout the week. Student flexibility is essential in meeting clinical requirements.

Is the program offered online?
The FNP program is offered only on our main campus in Denver, Colorado.

How much does the program cost?
Based on the current tuition rates the entire program would cost approximately $30,000.

How many students apply each year?
We receive about 125 applications and accept approximately 48 students per year.

Are students required to have laptops for the FNP program?
Yes. All campus based nursing students, including FNP students, are required to bring a laptop to class.

Expected technical specifications for the laptop include the following:

HARDWARE

  • Recommended screen size: 13 inches or greater
  • Required Wi-fi compatible
  • Required Operating system: Windows: XP or higher, Mac: OS X 1o.5.8 or higher
  • Required memory: minimum 1GB
  • Required hard disk space: minimum 60GB
  • Required battery: minimum 2 hour life, recommended 4 hours or higher
  • Recommended backup battery: minimum 2 hour life, recommended 4 hours or higher

  • SOFTWARE
  • MSWord, Excel, Powerpoint (recommend MS Office)
  • Browser: most recent version of IE, Firefox, Safari or Chrome
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser
  • Adobe Reader, Flash, APA template