Expand Your Career Opportunities

The RN to BSN Completion option is designed for RNs wanting to advance their degree to the BSN level, enhancing their knowledge and expanding career opportunities. Offered online or on-campus in a format that allows you to continue to balance work and personal responsibilities.  

ELIGIBILITY

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. (Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 will be considered on an individual basis)
  • Completion of an associate degree in nursing or diploma nursing program from an accredited institution.
  • One year of experience in nursing practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) is recommended.
  • Completion of Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology and less than 36 outstanding non-nursing semester hours.
  • Applicants who graduated from a nursing program more than three years prior to admission, may be required to have a minimum of 1,000 hours of nursing work experience in the last three years or have successfully completed a Colorado Council on Nursing Education approved refresher course or an approved refresher course in their current state of nursing practice.
  • Evidence of current unrestricted or unencumbered professional RN licensure in the United States. Must be licensed in the state in which you will complete the clinical/practicum experience.
  • Grade of “C-“or better in all departmental prerequisites and non-nursing upper division electives.
  • Eligibility for all BSN programs is pending the successful completion of a drug screening and a criminal background check. For a complete list of Disqualifying Offenses, click here.
  • A complete health history and physical examination record indicating that the student is physically able to meet the objectives of the Program, and is appropriately immunized is required upon admission to the program.
  • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for health care professionals certification.
  • 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

Applications for the RN to BSN Completion program are evaluated on a rolling admission basis. An application is reviewed and an enrollment decision is made once all required application materials are submitted.

You are encouraged to submit all required application materials at once, with the exception of official transcripts. Course size is limited, so it is best to submit application materials as soon as they are completed. Once a course has reached its enrollment capacity, applicants will be selected for an alternate list.

  • 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 two 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 $40.00 application fee. Instructions are given when you complete the payment portion of the online application.
  • 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

Core studies requirements may be taken at any regionally accredited institution. Advanced Placement, CLEP and Dantes tests are accepted for core study course work. Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology must be completed prior to starting the program. All other core study requirements can be completed simultaneously with the major requirements.

Core Studies Requirements
English Composition 3 semester hours
Literature/Humanities/Oral and Written Communication 6 semester hours
Economics/Business 3 semester hours
General Psychology 3 semester hours
Developmental or Child Psychology 3 semester hours
Sociology 3 semester hours
Philosophy 3 semester hours
Religious Studies 6 semester hours
Statistics 3 semester hours
Microbiology 4 semester hours
Human Anatomy & Physiology 8 semester hours
General Electives 14 semester hours
Upper Division Elective 6 semester hours

Let us evaluate your prior college transcripts to determine which requirements you have fulfilled per your prior coursework, including your RN studies.

For students that have attended colleges in Colorado or plan to take core studies courses through Colorado schools, we have created transfer guides that provide recommended course work for our RN to BSN program.  For all others outside of Colorado, be sure to request an evaluation of your prior credit and let us help guide you in completing your BSN. 

One course will fulfill one requirement only. Course requirements are subject to change without notice. For further information contact the Office of Admissions at 303.458.4344.

Credit Where Credit is Due

RN’s with an Associate’s Degree are given the maximum amount of credit possible toward the BSN degree. If you graduated from a regionally accredited institution, completed an ADN program requiring a minimum of 72 semester hours, and have a current license, you’re eligible for a lump sum transfer of at least 72 semester hours with our block transfer policy. If your ADN program consisted of more than 72 semester hours, additional credit may be awarded. This equates to fewer non-nursing courses, saving you  time and money!

Various core studies courses are not included in the block transfer policy. These courses include:

  • 3 semester hours of philosophy
  • 6 semester hours of religious studies
  • 3 semester hours of statistics
  • 6 semester hours of upper division electives
  • and a minimum of 8 semester hours of lower division electives

If you've already completed any of these courses, we'll review for transfer credit on a course-by-course basis.

Applicants with an Associate's Degree in Nursing from a non-regionally accredited school, from programs that required less than 72 semester hours, and from diploma-granting RN programs will be awarded 33 hours for RN licensure as guided by the Colorado Articulation Model. All previously completed non-nursing courses will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

Let us evaluate your prior college transcripts to determine if you are eligible for our block transfer option. 

Find details regarding the program curriculum, accreditation, tuition and more. Take your next step and attend an information session or webinar.
You can email your admission counselor directly with questions at RNBSN@regis.edu.