Undergraduate Nursing Requirements

Applicants interested in the full-time undergraduate nursing program (BSN) are evaluated by the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Admission to the Regis College nursing program is competitive. Approximately 24 percent of nursing applicants are admitted directly to the nursing program. The average recalculated GPA (on a 4.0 scale) of the most recently admitted class was 3.5, with an average SAT score (combined critical reading and math) of 1100 (with a minimum of 500 in each section) and an average ACT composite score of 24. Students admitted directly into the nursing program had four or more years of science with no grade lower than a B- in those courses.

The majority of first-year students entering Regis College have graduated from an accredited secondary school.

The following college preparatory credentials are recommended for nursing candidates

  • English – 4 years
  • Mathematics – 4 years (Algebra I, II, and Geometry, Pre-Calculus/Calculus/Statistics)
  • Natural Science – 4 years (2 with a laboratory)
  • Social Science – 2-3 years
  • Foreign Language – 2 years of same language
  • Electives – 3 or 4

Students who are not admitted directly into the nursing program may seek admission to the nursing major at the end of the fall semester of their sophomore year at Regis. All intended nursing students, direct and non-direct acceptance, must follow the nursing curriculum plan, as long as they intend to enter the nursing major. To be considered for the nursing major, students must:

  1. Have a cumulative GPA or 3.0 or better at the time of review for eligibility for admission, with no non-nursing prerequisite course grade below 2.0 and no nursing prerequisite course below 2.7;
  2. Interview with a nursing administrator;
  3. Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident or an international student with an F1 visa.

The nursing faculty determines acceptance into the nursing major for baccalaureate students. Once the file has been reviewed, the student will be notified in writing of his or her status in the nursing major. In the spring, students who have declared nursing as a major will receive a letter notifying them of their status. A copy of this letter will also be sent to the assistant dean for advising and support services and to the registrar. Students who are not accepted to the nursing major must make an appointment with the assistant dean for advising and support services and declare another major.

For further information about admission into the Regis College nursing program:

Regis College Undergraduate Admission: Nursing Requirements