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MSN – APRN

Master of Science in Nursing – Advanced Practice Registered Nursing

Coming Fall 2022! 

Lead the Way in Patient-Focused Nursing 

Are you ready to advance in your career while improving the health outcomes of your patients? Regent’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) provides cutting-edge integrated multidisciplinary training and is available online with some face-to-face requirements. This degree offers concentrations that lead to Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) preparation and licensure. Concentrations include Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AG CNS) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) population and degree foci. You will gain expert preparation in identified populations. You’ll also prepare to function as a change agent by bringing evidence to practice. Upon successful completion of the program, you’re eligible to apply for the APRN certification examination. 

Online w/ Residency
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February 7, 2022

SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS 

Gain the proficiency necessary to teach confidently and engage with clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders. 

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION 

Anchor your knowledge and skill in Christian principles and values. 

LEARN FROM THE BEST 

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field. Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). We are also both military and transfer friendly. Experience the Regent difference through our online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program. 

FULFILL THE IN-DEMAND NEED

The United States Bureau for Labor Statistics predicted that openings for nurse practitioners in the U.S. will increase 45% between 2020 and 2030, and that between 2014 and 2024, every state in the U.S. will see an increase in jobs for nurse practitioners.

Nursing and other relevant theories that apply to advanced nursing practice. Applies biblical worldview to ethical decision-making.

Advanced practice nurse’s role in the use and management of information in the healthcare industry. Major topics related to nursing informatics and technology.

System-focused content addresses the normal physiologic and pathologic mechanisms of disease that serve as the foundation for advanced clinical assessment, decision-making, and management. Developmental physiology, normal etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of commonly found/observed altered health states and responses to illness and treatment modalities.

Expands the advanced practice student’s knowledge of the evidenced-based practice of Pharmacotherapeutic management. A practical advanced practice approach in applying pharmacological principles across the lifespan for both acute and outpatient care.

Comprehensive physical assessment and the obtainment of an in-depth health history across the lifespan; risk reduction, health promotion and prevention, early detection of physical and common emotional illnesses, and clinical decision making.

Nursing and healthcare delivery systems including organization and financing, and the economic, legal and political factors that influence health care. The role of nursing and healthcare delivery systems in the delivery of safe high quality care to patients.

Expands the research knowledge gained at the baccalaureate level. Application of nursing research to nursing practice along with the role of biostatistics in nursing research.

Continued application of nursing research and biostatistics in nursing practice; research project will validate the student’s skills in data collection and analysis methods, interpretation and reporting of statistical results. Prerequisite: NURS 633.

On completing the MSN – APRN degree, you will be able to:

  • Lead at the forefront of providing preventive care services to the public. 
  • Promote policies and initiatives that support patient safety. 
  • Integrate evidence-based principles and strategies that improve patient outcomes.  
  • Evaluate and identify a patient’s need for care and advise on a treatment plan. 

Career Opportunities

  • Psychiatry (Adult, Addiction, Pediatric)
  • Mental & Behavioral Health Units
  • ​Geriatric Nurse Specialist
  • Hospital-Based Practices
  • Independent Practices

2021-22 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 13Monday, August 23
Session MFriday, September 10Monday, September 20
Session BFriday, October 15Monday, October 25
Session CTuesday, December 21Monday, January 10
Session TFriday, January 28Monday, February 7
Session DFriday, March 4Monday, March 14
Session EFriday, April 29Monday, May 9
Session FFriday, June 10Monday, June 20

Application Process – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Step 1: Application

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*

We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: MSN Master’s Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University’s Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a nursing or non-nursing bachelor’s degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

The MSN requires a candidate to have a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution and a 3.0GPA in previously completed nursing courses.

Report no more than two previous documented failures in MSN courses.

Step 3: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

Please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objectives with our programs. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Step 4: Submit Your Nursing License

In order to be admitted to the MSN program, you must submit an active unencumbered/unrestricted Registered Nurse license from your state of practice. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Nursing License.

Step 5: Submit Your Resume

In order to be admitted to the MSN program, you must submit a resume showing one year of full-time clinical RN experience before entering the degree. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Resume.

Step 6: Submit a Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
M.S. in Health Information Systems Administration$6756$4,050
MSN$5506$3,300

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
M.S. in Health Information Systems Administration$6759$6,075
MSN$5509$4,950

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
M.S. in Health Information Systems Administration$6756$4,050
MSN$5506$3,300

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
M.S. in Health Information Systems Administration$6759$6,075
MSN$5509$4,950

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

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