Prerequisite Requirements

The bachelor's is earned at Regis over 12 courses totaling 60 credits. Prerequisite courses may be completed at Regis or any two or four-year institutions. All sciences must have been completed within the past seven years. All must be completed prior to program start:

Course Credits
BI 105 Anatomy and Physiology I w/Lab 4
BI 106 Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab 4
BI 108 Microbiology w/Lab 4
CH 105 Chemistry I and II Combined A 8
MA 210 Statistics 3
PS 233 Human Development (or equivalent) 3
  1. We offer a four credit combined chemistry course at Regis that counts for both if you have not met this requirement.

We strongly encourage applicants to complete four of the seven prerequisite courses (preferably the physical sciences with labs) in order to be reviewed for admission. All prerequisites must be completed with a B- or above before the start of the program.

Curriculum

The Direct Entry Master's in Nursing program offers both day and evening options. The BS component must be completed full-time. You can elect to complete the MS component part-time on a per-credit basis.

Year One

Fall Semester
Course Credits
NU 619 Pharmacology for Clinical Practice 3
NU 624 Professional Nursing 1, 2 8
NU 304 Health Assessment 2 3
NU 606 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
Total 17
Spring Semester
Course Credits
Prerequisites: NU 619, NU 624, NU 304
NU 625 Acute Care Nursing 1 8
NU 633 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 1 5
NU 621 Nursing Care of Aging Adult 3
Total 16
Summer Session One
Course Credits
Prerequisites: NU 619, NU 624, NU 625, NU 633, NU 621
NU 647 Maternal Child Health 1, 3 8
NU 601 Nursing Theory 3
Total 11
Summer Session Two
Course Credits
Prerequisites: NU 619, NU 624, NU 625, NU 633, NU 621, NU 647, NU 601
NU 647 Maternal Child Health (continuation) 1, 3 n/a 4
NU 605 Nursing Leadership 3
Total 3

Year Two

Fall Semester
Course Credits
Prerequisites: NU 619, NU 624, NU 625, NU 633, NU 621, NU 647, NU 601, NU 605
NU 640A Community Health Nursing 1 5
NU 645 Complex Care Nursing 1 5
NU 631 Scientific Inquiry for Evidence-Based Practice 3
Total 13
Total Credits Achieved For BSN 60
Spring Semester
Course Credits
Prerequisites: NU 606  
NU 641 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology 3
NU 629 Health Promotion Prevention for Diverse Populations
or
HP 609 Health Policy/Politics and Perspectives 5
3
Total 22
Summer Semester
Course Credits
NU 629 Health Promotion Prevention for Diverse Populations
or
HP 609 Health Policy, Politics and Perspectives
3
NU 643 Advanced Psychopharmacology
or
NU 646 Theory and Practice of Contemporary Psychotherapies 6
3
NU 650 Advanced Health Assessment 7 3
Total 6
Psychology track 6 9

Year Three

Fall Semester

Eleven credits with one of the following sequences:

Option One
Course Credits
NU 664A Primary Care of the Child
or
NU 664B Primary Care of the Family 1
8
Graduate Elective 3
Total 22
Option Two
Course Credits
NU 664C Family Psychology Mental Health 1 8
NU 646 Theory and Practice of Contemporary Psychotherapies
or
NU 643 Advanced Psychopharmacology 11
3
Total 22
Option Three
Course Credits
NU 664D Primary Care of Women’s Health 1 8
NU 661 Primary Care of the Childbearing Woman 9 3
Total 22
Option Four
Course Credits
NU 664E Primary Care of Adult/Geriatrics 1 8
HP 626 Sociological, Political, Economic Perspectives in Gerontology 3
Total 22
Spring Semester
Course Credits
Select one of the following courses: 1 8
NU 668 Roles and Issues 10 3
Total Credits Achieved For Program 94
Psychology track 6 97
  1. Includes clinical hours
  2. Includes lab time
  3. Split between maternity and pediatrics
  4. Credits applied during summer session one
  5. Students may take both this semester if extra credits are needed
  6. Psychology track only
  7. Must be taken in the summer immediately preceding the NP clinical sequence or be subject to validation
  8. Whichever course was not taken during the previous summer session, if applicable
  9. Must be taken prior to or concurrent with NU 664D
  10. Must be taken concurrently with NU 665A, B, C, D or E

Application Requirements

  • Completed application form a, transcript from undergraduate degree, and all prerequisites courses
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required
  • Resume; statement of purpose; two letters of recommendation.
  • Interview with program director may be required; interviews by invitation only
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) are preferred but not required. 
  1. Applicants using NCAS must submit all documents, including transcripts, to NCAS for verification. NCAS Applicants cannot be reviewed by the Regis admission team until they are verified on NCAS.