Thank you, nurses. we owe you our future for your care and compassion.
Let us care for you by giving you financial and academic support to expand your credentials and elevate your future. Regent University’s School of Nursing is here to partner with you. We know that fitting in time for pursuing a degree can feel challenging. We’ve walked the same walk as working nurses also juggling school and life. That’s why we’ve developed a flexible curriculum structure and caring, Christ-centered culture to help you meet your goals. You can do this!
Are you experiencing stress or burnout?
Free Healthcare Hero support group for nurses to help you develop healthy coping strategies.
We are here for you. Call 757.352.4488.
Access your $5,000 Healthcare Hero Scholarship® when you enroll in either of these programs by December 21, 2021, and begin courses by Spring 2022*: RN to B.S. in Nursing** | Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)**
Core Programs & Benefits
- Fully Online, 8-Week Courses
- Competitive Tuition & Generous Transfer Credit Policy
- 30% Tuition Discounts for Cohorts of 5+
- Minimum Practicum Requirements
- Streamlined admissions process (2.0 GPA or higher required for RN to B.S. in Nursing, 3.0 GPA or higher for MSN)
Meet Our Leaders
Anna Ord, Psy.D.
Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Anna Ord serves as the Dean for the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Ord is a licensed clinical psychologist and a neuropsychologist. She completed her doctoral and post-doctoral training in a number of medical settings, including Eastern Virginia Medical School, Hampton Roads Neuropsychology, and W. G. Hefner Veterans Affairs Healthcare System (with an academic affiliation at Wake Forest School of Medicine). Dr. Ord’s teaching background includes neurobiology, physiological psychology, psychopathology, neuroanatomy, psychological and neuropsychological assessment, as well as statistics and research methods. Dr. Ord’s clinical work includes treating patients with a wide variety of medial, mental health, and neurological conditions from diverse demographic groups, as well as underserved populations. Dr. Ord’s research focuses on factors affecting neuropsychological functioning across the lifespan, including the role of modifiable lifestyle factors (such as sleep, nutrition, and exercise) in patients’ overall functioning and wellbeing.
Ruth Cody, DNP, MSN, RN-BC
Interim Director, School of Nursing
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, College of Healthcare Sciences
Dr. Ruth Cody grew up in Virginia Beach. She moved to academia after retiring from nursing following more than 35 years in several specialty areas. She received her Master of Science in Nursing Education from South University and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Old Dominion University. She has been teaching as a visiting professor since 2011 at Chamberlain College of Nursing. Dr. Cody is board-certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Joining Regent allows her to bring her love for Christ together with her passion for nursing and teaching.
Jamie Holland, DNP, PMHNP-BC, AGCNS-BC, RN
Director, MSN Program, School of Nursing
Dr. Jamie Holland directs Regent’s MSN program and expands her expertise in interprofessional, interdisciplinary and integrated healthcare as the director of her Research and Care Institute. Holland holds advanced practice board certifications as an Adult Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. When she is not serving the university or the community at her mental health practice, she can be found on the beach or working with her puppy and future therapy dog, Rigatoni.
*The Healthcare Hero Scholarship® applies to Regent University students who enroll in the Nursing program for the first time by December 21, 2021, and begin courses by Spring 2022. Students must enroll full-time to fully maximize their scholarship award. Enrollment less than full-time will result in a prorated award provided to the student as follows: 75% of the award for enrollment over halftime, 50% of the award for halftime enrollment, and 25% of the award for less than halftime enrollment. The award can only be applied toward tuition for Regent University’s Nursing program and is not transferable to other programs or to other students. Award is made for the first academic year only and is not subject to renewal. Unused scholarship dollars cannot be transferred to subsequent terms. The award may not be combined with other university scholarships or to students receiving 100% military benefits. The maximum discount is $5,000. Scholarship funds are not valid for students currently enrolled at Regent University. The student recipient is responsible for making appropriate and timely payment arrangements for account balances remaining after the scholarship payment has applied. There are deadlines and requirements to enroll and remain eligible for this program. Please speak with your Academic Advisor about these requirements and eligibility. **The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing at Regent University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.