So, you're out in the field and doing what you love but feel there is yet something more to be accomplished? The Master of Science Completion Option (MSCO) is designed specifically for certified nurse practitioners who wish to earn a master's degree without changing their clinical specialty.
Students are required to earn a minimum of 39 semester hours to complete this graduate degree in nursing and a thesis is often optional. The curriculum for the various specializations consist of three major areas emphases and include areas that promote the principles of an MS master's degree, including theoretical frameworks, ethics, policy and research.
You’ve got a head start on your master’s degree in nursing already. You are already on your way. Why not round out your experience with the Master of Science Completion Option and Regis University! We're ready for you!
Next Step: Contact us to evaluate your educational background and determine what it would take to complete your MS in Nursing.
Listed below are the required courses for completion of the Master of Science (MS) in Nursing, Completion Option for Certified Nurse Practitioners. The total degree requires 30-31 semester hours. This option is designed for baccalaureate prepared certified nurse practitioners without a master's degree who are currently practicing and wish to earn a Master of Science (MS) degree without changing their original practice specialization.
|Master of Science in Nursing Completion Requirements
||Advanced Nursing Practice: Leadership and Theoretical Frameworks (3 semester hours)
||Adv. Apps. of Research for Evidence-Based Practice (3 semester hours)
||Ethics for Nurse Leaders (3 semester hours)
||Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice (3 semester hours)
||Pharmacology for Advanced Practice (3 semester hours)
||Health Care Policy (3 semester hours)
||Foundations of Financial Management for Nursing Leaders (3 semester hours)
||Advanced Health Assessment of the Family (3 semester hours) (FNP's Only)
||Health Assessment for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (4 semester hours) (NNP's Only)
||Professional Integration (3 semester hours)
||Graduate Elective (600 level) (3 semester hours)
||Comprehensive Evaluation (0 semester hours)
Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above. For further information contact the Office of Admissions at 303.458.4344.
Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
Commission URL: http://www.ncahlc.org
Commission Phone: 312-263-0456
The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing leadership and nurse practitioner/Doctor of Nursing Practice and/or post-graduate APRN certificate at Regis University-Loretto Heights School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.
May 2014-April 2015
|Tuition (per semester hour)
|Health Insurance* (waived with proof of other insurance)
Summer (May 5, 2014-August 21, 2014)
Fall Rate (August 22, 2014-December, 31 2014)
Spring/Summer Rate (January 1, 2015-August 21, 2015)
|Lab Fee (one time only)
|Background Check and Drug Screen (external agency fee)
|Graduation Application Fee
*Students who elect the University sponsored health insurance are enrolled for the entire year and cannot drop mid-year without a change of life exception. Only students who are enrolled in programs that require health insurance are eligible for the University sponsored plan.