What is the application deadline? The application deadline is consistently January 15th for the following Fall semester. All application materials must be post-marked by this date each year. Three of the following science courses must be complete by the application deadline: Human Anatomy (or Human Anatomy & Physiology I), Human Physiology (or Human Anatomy & Physiology II), Microbiology, Chemistry. All science courses must include a lab component.
Do my prerequisites have to be complete when I apply? Three of the four science prerequisites must be complete by the application deadline of January 15th. The science prerequisites include: Human Anatomy (or Human Anatomy & Physiology I), Human Physiology (or Human Anatomy & Physiology II), Microbiology and Chemistry. All science prerequisites must include a lab component. All other prerequisites can be outstanding at the time of application.
Do all prerequisites need to be completed by the time the program starts in the Fall? All four science prerequisites must be completed prior to the start of the program for those admitted. You may have up to nine (9) semester hours of outstanding course work at the start of the program in the categories of electives, health care ethics and/or religious studies only.
Where can I complete my prerequisites? Prerequisite classes may be completed at any regionally accredited college or university. We have transfer guides for many Colorado colleges and universities – click here to see them all.
What courses can I take for Religious Studies and Health Care Ethics? It is important that religious studies courses be taken from a Religious Studies or Philosophy Department. Courses taken from Humanities, Literature, Anthropology or History Departments for example will not be accepted. If your school does not have a religious studies department, you will want to take religious studies courses (such as comparative religions, philosophy of religion, world religions east and/or west) from your school's philosophy department. A general philosophy course such as Introduction to Philosophy DOES NOT fulfill the religious study prerequisite requirement.
The Health Care Ethics course offered at Regis University is HCE 430. This course is offered both online and in the classroom each semester. Students are free to look for the course outside of Regis University; however, we highly recommend that you receive confirmation that the course will fulfill the requirement before registering for it.
Do you have a waiting list? We do not offer a waiting list at Regis University. Each BSN program has a competitive admissions process where students are selected based on academic performance, recommendations and the personal statement. The top candidates are selected for admission to each program, and a small group of alternates will also be selected. Accepted students and alternates generally have cumulative and science GPAs above 3.0. If you are not accepted, you are welcome to re-apply for an upcoming term.
How many spots are available in the Traditional BSN program? Approximately how many applicants do you consider for those spots? We accept 66-72 students each fall to the Traditional BSN program. The class is comprised of students that have completed their prerequisites through the Regis University full-time pre-nursing program in Regis College and transfer students who have applied after attending another institution to complete their prerequisites. There are approximately 200 candidates considered for the program each year.
What GPA is required to apply to the Traditional BSN program? Although the minimum GPA needed to apply is 2.5, the majority of students accepted to the Traditional BSN program have well above the minimum. The average cumulative GPA of the Fall 2012 class was a 3.5 and the average science GPA was a 3.4.
When does the Traditional BSN program start? How long is the program? The program starts once a year in the Fall semester (typically the end of August). Traditional BSN students complete the nursing curriculum and clinicals in four semesters with a summer break between the junior and senior year.
What is the typical schedule for a Traditional BSN student? Traditional BSN students have a full-time schedule. Classes are typically scheduled during the day, Monday through Friday. Class and labs are scheduled Monday through Wednesday, on the main Denver campus at 50th and Lowell. Clinical rotations are typically scheduled on Thursday and Friday.
How many clinical hours will be completed in the course of this program? You will complete 772 hours of clinical education during this program. The final 180 hours will be spent 1:1 with a clinical preceptor at a selected site.
Where are clinical rotations completed? Clinical rotations are completed at a variety of hospital and health care facilities in the Denver metro area. We use facilities as far north as Longmont United Hospital and Boulder Community Hospital and as far south as Sky Ridge Medical Center and Parker Adventist Hospital.
How can I learn more about the program? You can attend an information session to learn more about Regis University and our BSN programs. Information sessions take place at the main Denver campus the second Tuesday of the month at noon and the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 P.M. For a list of times and locations click here.