Nursing Degrees at Regis

Embrace the challenges of evolving health care.

Nurses are increasingly in demand nationwide, charged with the critical role to deliver patient-centered health care.

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Loretto Heights School of Nursing is a top nursing school in Colorado. Our graduates are recognized for their knowledge, competence, compassion, ethics and leadership abilities. In the Jesuit tradition, we challenge students of all cultural backgrounds to seek excellence in academic pursuits, and to think logically, critically and creatively in formulating a global view of nursing and health care.

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Regis offers a dynamic and collaborative learning environment for students to practice hands-on hospital, outpatient and home care scenarios allowing nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy and counseling students to work side by side and infuse interprofessional learning into their curriculum.

Internships and Practicums

Relevant hands-on experiences in community, institutional, research and other health care settings allow students to build upon and implement classroom lessons and apply the Jesuit value of taking action to solve social problems.

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By the Numbers

99.2%
Loretto Heights School of Nursing’s NCLEX pass rate for it’s accelerated students1
#1
Best Colleges for Nursing in Colorado 20222
#23
Best online nurse practitioner master’s program in the U.S.3

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Recognized for Excellence

Regis University has been named as one of the nation's 2021-2022 Colleges of Distinction in Nursing, a recognition reserved for nursing programs that are well-rounded, highly accredited and focused on student success.




Programs

Areas of Study

Regis offers the following nursing degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Traditional)
  • Four-year degree including two years of prerequisite and core studies requirements, and two years of major coursework specific to professional nursing. Graduates are awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree with eligibility to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX-RN).

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Accelerated)
  • The Accelerated nursing program offers students the opportunity to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in one year. Any student who holds a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing is eligible to apply for this program. The focal point of this hands-on nursing program is health promotion and disease prevention. Graduates are awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree with eligibility to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX-RN).

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (CHOICE)
  • Despite a different format, CHOICE offers you the same opportunities and challenges as a traditional BSN program, while helping you make the most of your time. Classes are held in the evenings 2x per week on Regis’ Northwest Denver campus, and clinical rotations are scheduled on weekends at our clinical partner sites. Graduates are awarded the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree with eligibility to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX-RN).

  • M.S. Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • As an advanced practice registered nurse, you’ll provide a wide range of family-focused health care services across the patient lifespan. Two delivery options are available: traditional FNP Pathway and Remote FNP for Rural and Underserved Communities—each prepare you to sit for the FNP Certification Exam. Offered on-campus as well as a remote learning option.

  • M.S. Nursing – Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)
  • NNPs are acute care advanced practice nurses who have the role of providing care for high-risk infants from birth through the first two years of life. NNPs are recognized leaders, clinical experts and advocates for newborns and their families in the neonatal intensive and intermediate care settings. Graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Corporation (NCC) examination.

  • M.S. Nursing – Leadership in Health Care Systems
  • A program designed to put you on the course to becoming a nursing leader and supervisor with direct oversight of daily operations of a clinical unit or medical practice.

  • M.S. Nursing – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • A specialized program which combines assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention and treatment of clients with mental illnesses using a variety of techniques for individuals, groups and families.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • The highest clinical degree in the nursing field can broaden your career options and increase your value to employers. Choose from two specializations: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and Advanced Leadership in Health Care (ALHC).

Military Benefits

Military personnel and their families choose Regis for our flexible programs, which help transform in-demand skills into rewarding careers. Our active duty and veteran education benefits make school both accessible and affordable with preferred tuition rates, accelerated campus programs and online courses. Classes can be completed fully on campus to take advantage of veterans housing benefits.

Financial Aid

An investment in an advanced degree means an investment in your future. But finding those investment funds can be challenging when you’re also balancing a family, mortgage, car payment, bills and more. Regis helps make education affordable for adult and online learners through a variety of options, including:

  • Financial aid
  • Educational alliances with employers
  • Military benefits
  • Preferred tuition rates to licensed teachers, paraprofessionals and others
  • Student loans

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science degree in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Regis University’s Loretto Heights School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Regis University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). A list of program-specific accreditations can be found on our accreditation page.