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Students interested in pursuing nursing degrees can explore the online undergraduate and graduate programs offered by Regent University.



Nurses keep an eye on the details but always with the big picture in mind. It’s a unique skillset that Regent applauds and knows how to enhance. As a student here, you’ll practice critical thinking, systems processing and ethical decision making. You’ll also be stretched to care for yourself, your team, your patients, and their families physically, emotionally and spiritually. At Regent, we address the whole you, integrating knowledge and faith, so you can do the same for others. So whether you’re looking to update your skills and qualifications with an RN to B.S. in Nursing or move into leadership or education with an MSN degree, Regent will help you thrive competitively and increase your potential to advance in your career.

We Know What’s Important to You:
  • Online, 8-weeks sessions for most programs
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Academic excellence, with a Christian worldview
  • Focus on mind, body, spirit
  • Bachelor’s & master’s nursing programs
  • An affordable investment in your future


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 three 16-week 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.

Download the RN to B.S. in Nursing Student Handbook 2020-2021.

Download the MSN Graduate Nursing Student Handbook 2020-2021.

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.

The requirement depends upon the nursing or healthcare program you are interested in. Please select your program on the admissions and financial aid page for more information on the admission requirements.

Yes. Regent University has many forms of financial aid available including scholarships, grants, tuition discounts for military and government employees, and participation in the federal student loan program. Students are encouraged to explore the links below to learn more about each of these financial aid opportunities.