Play a Critical Role in the Health Care of High-Risk Infants

A nursing student using a stethoscope Neonatal specialists are in demand playing a critical role in providing care to the growing high-risk infant population. Our program provides unparalleled training for BSN prepared nurses with NICU experience. Continue to work while pursuing one of the professions most rewarding specializations.




  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale.
  • A nursing baccalaureate degree from a NLN or AACN accredited program, offered at a regionally accredited school.
  • A grade of "C" or better in all undergraduate nursing courses.
  • Two years of clinical practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in a Level III NICU is required for all applicants
  • Current and valid RN licensure in the United States.
  • Completion of a statistics course with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification for Health Care Providers.
  • Eligibility for this program is pending the successful completion of 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.


  • The NNP 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 Fall 2015 NNP 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
  • 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

What is the application deadline?
The priority application deadline is February 1, 2015 for the May 2015 NNP program. You must submit all application materials by this deadline to be considered for admission. Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed as they are completed. The NNP program starts every-other-year, on odd years.

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 and 2 years of level 3 NICU experience. You must also submit all application materials before the deadline.

How long does it take to complete the program?
Students take approximately 2 years to complete the coursework

When do the classes meet?
Courses meet one day per week from 8-5.

When do I attend clinicals?
The clinical component of the NNP 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?
No. The NNP 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 $28,000.