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A professor and students at Regent, a premier Christian university with a nursing school in Virginia.

About the School of Nursing


Regent University’s School of Nursing is built on knowledge and faith, together. Here, you get the best of two worlds: a vibrant brick-and-mortar campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and innovative online classes for many programs.

  • You’ll enjoy curriculum delivered by some of the brightest faculty in the country — professors who understand the complexities of your field and your potential to make a difference.
  • You’ll experience hands-on advising, academic support coaches, and holistic care that focuses on mind, body and spirit.
  • And, you’ll gain advanced knowledge and technical skills.

In the fast-growing healthcare industry, earning your bachelor’s or master’s degree can open new doors in leadership and help you be at the forefront of your industry.


Regent University’s nursing program exists to create a dynamic community of learning to develop exceptionally prepared nurses who will lead to improve health outcomes locally and globally. We promote excellence in teaching, research, service, and practice with a primary focus in faith integration and Christian leadership to change the world. We are committed to being purposeful, caring, disciplined, and celebrative with each student who enters our program.


The vision of Regent University’s nursing program is to be a premier nursing program dedicated to cultivating Christian leaders in the field of nursing to improve health outcomes both locally and globally.

The graduate of the Regent University baccalaureate nursing program will be able to:

  • Deliver professional care that integrates faith, ethics and morality in the art of nursing practice through caring behaviors and service-minded approaches. (Essential VIII)
  • Deliver professional nursing care that is theologically, philosophically and scientifically informed from the arts, humanities, biological and social sciences. (Essential I)
  • Evaluate current research and translate findings to provide evidence-based nursing care. (Essential III)
  • Utilize information technology into the decision making required in providing safe, quality patient-centered care in healthcare settings. (Essential IV)
  • Evaluate and apply legal aspects of healthcare policy, finance and regulatory environments locally, nationally, globally to ensure safe, quality patient-centered care. (Essential V, VIII)
  • Communicate and collaborate inter-professionally in providing safe, quality patient-centered care. (Essential VI)
  • Apply principles of prevention and health promotion in providing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities. (Essential VII)
  • Engage professionally with diverse and multicultural stakeholders in providing safe, quality nursing care. (Essential II, VIII, IX)

The graduate of Regent University master’s nursing program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in the integration of nursing and the related sciences required to analyze, design, implement, and evaluate aggregate outcomes of nursing care in diverse populations. (Essentials I, II)
  • Analyze and apply research outcomes in the practice setting, resolve practice outcomes across healthcare environments and communicate results intended to advance clinical practice. (Essentials I, IV)
  • Demonstrate competence in the application and determination of appropriate health care informatics and emergent technologies designed to improve health care outcomes. (Essentials V)
  • Advocate for policies that lead to improved health outcomes for populations and improvement of the quality of the healthcare system. (Essentials III, VI, VII)
  • Demonstrate competence in the leadership, communication, collaboration, and consultation skills required to advance interprofessional teams and partnerships and provide quality and safe care. (Essentials III, VII, VIII)
  • Advocate for culturally competent and ethical care that promotes health among individuals, populations or communities. (Essentials I, VIII)
  • Demonstrate an advanced level of understanding of nursing (nurse educator or nurse leader) and relevant sciences, as well as the ability to integrate this knowledge into practice in order to promote positive health care outcomes for individuals, populations or systems. (Essentials I,VIII, IX)


  • Online Only
  • 8-week sessions
  • Requires completion of clinical courses in three nursing courses
  • Online Only
  • Requires completion of clinical hours in two 8-week practicum nursing courses
  • Concentrations in Nurse Educator and Nurse Leadership & Management
  • Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s & Doctoral
  • Online & On Campus
  • 8- and 15-week sessions

Program effectiveness is measured and demonstrated, in part, through the following Nursing Faculty Outcomes (NFO).

  • NFO 1: 100% of faculty must keep an active, Registered Nursing license in the commonwealth of Virginia and other affiliate agreement states.
  • NFO 2: 80% of the faculty demonstrate teaching effectiveness and scholarship on annual faculty evaluation and Student Evaluations of teaching summary (Questions 1-16).
  • NFO 3: 80% of the faculty must complete a scholarly activity annually.
  • NFO 4: 80% of the faculty must maintain competence in their practice annually.
  • NFO 5: 80% of the faculty participate in committee work and community projects as a demonstration of service.
  • NFO 6: 100% of the faculty will maintain the commitment to Christian education.

The baccalaureate, Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator, and the Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Leadership & Management degree programs at Regent University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.