RN to B.S. in Nursing

College of Healthcare Sciences

#1 Best Online Bachelor's Programs in Virginia, U.S. News & World Report, 2018

Top 5% Most Affordable Private Christian Universities

Accredited by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Deliver the Highest Quality of Care

Are you ready to take your nursing degree to the next level? Regent's RN to B.S. in Nursing degree is perfect for licensed registered nurses wanting to build upon their nursing expertise. Develop the skills and criteria hospitals and healthcare organizations seek through online coursework taught from a Christian worldview.


Advance in leadership roles and earn a higher salary.


Enjoy job opportunities in specialty fields such as pediatrics, oncology, and more.


Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accredited

Fully Online

8-Week Course Sessions

120 Credit Hours





Take Your Career to the Next Level

On completing the RN to B.S. in Nursing you will be able to:

  • Assess patient pathologies and collaborate on clinical management options.
  • Apply modern techniques for health assessments and treatment methods.
  • Manage health information systems and data management for safer patient well-being.

Career Opportunities

  • Charge Nurse
  • Health Educator
  • Health Administrator
  • Frontline Nurse

Respected Leadership. A Competitive Edge.

Dr. Patricia A. Kraft, Ed.D., MSN, RN, CNEDr. Patricia A. Kraft, Ed.D., MSN, RN, CNE
Director of Regent University School of Nursing and Distinguished Professor of Nursing

Dr. Kraft is a highly accomplished leader, instructor and practitioner with a distinguished history of building and expanding nursing programs. Prior to joining Regent, Kraft served as distinguished dean of nursing and health sciences as well as professor of nursing at the College of Coastal Georgia. Kraft’s leadership roles as associate provost and dean of the School of Nursing and Behavioral Health at Carson-Newman College solidified her reputation for creating rigorous programs led by strong faculty. At Waynesburg College, she served as an instructor. Kraft also served as a nurse practitioner for 40 years throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Kraft earned both an MSN and Ed.D. from West Virginia University. She considers her special appointment as U.S. Secretary of the Army’s ROTC Education Subcommittee to be a career highlight.

15% Projected growth in employment of registered nurses from 2016 - 2026. -Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Application Process – RN to B.S. in Nursing

Step 1: Application & Application Fee

  • Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application. Pay the $50 application fee online during the application process.
  • Fee Waiver: Attend an on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.
  • 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: RN to BS 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 bachelor's degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 3: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • In lieu of the previously required writing sample, 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 objects with our programs. The admissions questionnaire can be found here. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an enrollment 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 RN to BS in Nursing program, you must submit an active unencumbered/unrestricted nursing license from your state of practice.

College of Arts & Sciences 2018-19 Tuition Rates

Program Type


RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour


Student Fees




Application Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)



One-time fee, nonrefundable

Complio Fee


NURS 310 Professional Health Assessment

Enrollment Deposit (On-Campus Students)

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)



Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)


One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee (Online Students)



Contributes to university academic and administrative operations


Optional Fees


Late Payment


Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

$70-200 per course

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Clinical Requirements

In accordance with national, professional nursing education standards, this program requires you to participate in clinical experiences through an arranged preceptor contract and includes 45 clinical hours in the following courses:

NURS 310 Health Assessment
NURS 330 Nursing Leadership & Management
NURS 440 Community and Public Health Nursing


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Explore Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the RN to B.S. in Nursing program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Deliver professional care that integrates faith, ethics and morality in the art of nursing practice through caring behaviors and service-minded approaches.
  2. Deliver professional nursing care that is theologically, philosophically and scientifically informed from the arts, humanities, biological and social sciences.
  3. Evaluate current research and translate findings to provide evidence-based nursing care.
  4. Utilize information technology in the decision-making process required in providing safe, quality patient-centered care in healthcare settings.
  5. Evaluate and apply legal aspects of healthcare policy, finance and regulatory environments locally, nationally and globally to ensure safe, quality patient-centered care.
  6. Interprofessional communication and collaboration in providing safe, quality patient-centered care.
  7. Apply principles of prevention and health promotion in providing care to individuals, families, groups and communities.
  8. Engage, professionally, with diverse and multicultural stakeholders in providing safe, quality nursing care.

Research by the American Association of the Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

RN to B.S. in Nursing