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Pursue an RN to B.S. in Nursing program online at Regent University.

RN to B.S. in Nursing

Expand Your Expertise Through Regent’s RN to B.S. in Nursing Program

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.

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May 10, 2021
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RECEIVE A $5000 HEALTHCARE HERO SCHOLARSHIP

To support our dedicated healthcare heroes serving amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Regent’s School of Nursing is offering a $5,000 Healthcare Hero Scholarship to all licensed, registered nurses. Nurses who enroll in the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing or MSN degree programs by August 6, 2021, and begin courses by Fall 2021, will receive this scholarship. Learn more.

INCREASE YOUR POTENTIAL

Advance in leadership roles and earn a higher salary.

EXPAND YOUR CAREER

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

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 & 2020). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 8 years in a row. Experience the Regent difference through our RN to B.S. in Nursing degree program.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

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The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Regent University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Attention RN to B.S. in Nursing students: Learn how you can earn your MSN faster by taking dual-credit courses that satisfy both your undergraduate degree and your master’s.

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

  • Assess patient pathologies and collaborate on practice immersion 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
15%
Projected growth in employment of registered nurses from 2016 - 2026

Respected Leadership. A Competitive Edge.

Ruth Cody, DNP, MSN, RN-BC

Interim Director, School of Nursing and Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, College of Healthcare Sciences

Ruth Cody grew up in Virginia Beach. She retired from nursing after more than 35 years employed in a variety of specialty areas before moving to academia. 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. Ruth 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.

“My goal is to promote a positive, Christian, learning environment and to encourage students to take ownership of their own learning. I want to foster a desire for lifelong learning in the student and want them to partner with me in the learning process,” says Cody. Adding, “I also want students to leave the class with a desire to care for others and serve as leaders as Jesus cared and served. Ultimately nurses have the responsibility to love one another as He loved us.”

In her free time, Cody enjoys church, audiobooks, cooking; and spending time with her husband, grown children and grandchildren.

Provides an introduction to the AACN’s BSN essentials, overview of scholarship and professional nursing with use of APA formatting, and application to professional collaboration and interdisciplinary communications. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 102 with a grade of C or higher.

Basic knowledge of common physiologic pathologies in pediatric and adult patients and their clinical management. Prerequisites: BIOL 201, BIOL 202, BIOL 210, BIOL 215.

Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of selected drug classes. Current issues in pharmacotherapy: identify vulnerable populations and the principles of pharmacotherapeutics across the lifespan including the effects of race, gender, and ethnicity. Prerequisite: CHEM 101.

Develops skills in acquisition of clinical evidence to determine health risk, treatment modalities, and psychological and physical status. Three credit lecture hours and one clinical credit hour. Prerequisites: BIOL 201, BIOL 202, PSYC 102, PSYC 211.

Develops leadership in complex transcultural systems while improving professional nursing practices and the application of novel administrative strategies to solve complex problems in large healthcare systems. Three credit lecture hours and one clinical credit hour. Prerequisite courses: tier one nursing courses.

Develops skills in the use of evidence-based practice and the proper formation of appropriate forms for documentation and improvement of research. Prerequisites: ENGL 102, MATH 201 and tier one nursing courses.

Develops global perspective on community-based health promotion and protection with emphasis on improving practices, equity, and affordability. Three credit lecture hours and one clinical credit hour.

Computer technology in the healthcare field in order to improve patient outcomes; familiarity with the various technology media encountered in health care settings. Evaluate the legitimacy of information gathered from the Internet and assess electronic information as it relates to Evidence-Based Practice. Prerequisite courses: tier one nursing courses.

Capstone course for the Nursing major. Includes development of an evidence-based research project that solves a clinical management problem. Prerequisite courses: tier one nursing courses.

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 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.
  • 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 high school diploma or GED and any college credits attempted, 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 diploma in nursing or an associate degree in nursing. Your official transcripts from prior coursework should document a GPA of 2.0 or higher. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.
  • Report no more than two previous documented failures in an RN to BSN or RN to B.S. in Nursing 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 RN to BS in Nursing program, you must submit an active unencumbered/unrestricted Registered Nurse license from your state of practice.

Step 5: 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.
DegreeTuition Block Rate per SemesterCredit Hours per SemesterTotal Credits
Students taking on-campus classes$8,61012 - 18120+
DegreeCost per Credit HourCredit Hours per SemesterTotal Credits
Students taking on-campus classes$574Under 12120+
Students taking on-campus classes$574Over 18120+

Housing Fees »

Part Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per YearTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Students taking online classes (enrolled in 8 week classes)$4506$6,750120+$54,000
Students taking online classes (taking RN to BS classes)$2956$4,425120+$35,400

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per YearTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Students taking online classes (enrolled in 8 week classes)$39512$11,850120+$47,400
Students taking online classes (taking RN to BS classes)$29512$8,850120+$35,400

Military Admissions & Aid »

Student Fees

Application Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)$50 (one-time nonrefundable fee)
Complio Fee$186 (NURS 310 Professional Health Assessment)
Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)$150 (fee is deducted from tuition costs)
Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)$60 (one-time fee upon submission of graduation application)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650 (per semester; contributes to university academic and administrative operations)
Late Payment$100 (incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment)
Course Fees$70-$200 (varies per course)
DegreeTuition Block Rate per SemesterCredit Hours per SemesterTotal Credits
Students taking on-campus classes$8,61012 - 18120+
DegreeCost per Credit HourCredit Hours per SemesterTotal Credits
Students taking on-campus classes$605Under 12120+
Students taking on-campus classes$574Over 18120+

Housing Fees

Part Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per YearTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Students taking online classes (enrolled in 8 week classes)$4506$6,750120+$54,000
Students taking online classes (taking RN to BS classes)$2956$4,425120+$35,400

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per YearTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Students taking online classes (enrolled in 8 week classes)$39512$11,850120+$47,400
Students taking online classes (taking RN to BS classes)$29512$8,850120+$35,400

Military Admissions & Aid

Student Fees

Application Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)$50 (one-time nonrefundable fee)
Complio Fee$186 (NURS 310 Professional Health Assessment)
Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)$150 (fee is deducted from tuition costs)
Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)$60 (one-time fee upon submission of graduation application)
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600 (per semester; contributes to university academic and administrative operations)
Late Payment$100 (incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment)
Course Fees$70-$200 (varies per course)

*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.

Practice Requirements

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

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

 

 

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).

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Cynthia Arocho, M.A., 2012

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Taniki Richard, B.S. Business Leadership, 2016 Former U.S. Marine Corps

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Breanna Molloy, B.A., 2012

“We are active-duty military, so finding an accredited, online university was important. With Regent, the transfer process was smooth, the curriculum is engaging, and I get to learn from professors who love God and teach with passion and expertise.”

Allie Bryant, B.S. in Marketing, 2021 Social Media Specialist

“My friends and I feel like Regent chose us. It was clear that we were meant to be here, and we're better for it. I tell others, 'If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, something authentic, that gives evidence to God, I suggest Regent University.' Our community and the pursuit of God are unparalleled.”

Kristin Smith, B.A. in History, 2020 Next Generation Coordinator, Strong Tower Church