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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 CCNE-accredited RN to B.S. in Nursing degree is perfect for licensed registered nurses wanting to build upon their nursing expertise. Learn more about the benefits of pursuing a B.S. in Nursing. Develop the skills and criteria hospitals and healthcare organizations seek through online coursework taught from a Christian worldview. 

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June 17, 2024
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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 four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor's Programs in Virginia 11 years in a row (2013-2023). Experience the Regent difference through our RN to B.S. in Nursing degree program.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

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 can:

  • 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.

Jamie Holland, DNP Director, MSN Program, School of Nursing
Dr. Jamie Holland

Jamie Holland, DNP, PMHNP-BC, AGCNS-BC, RN

Director, School of Nursing
RN to B.S. Program Director, School of Nursing
Assistant Professor, College of Health & Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Jamie Holland directs Regent’s School of Nursing and 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.

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. MUST BE THE FIRST NURSING COURSE. Co-requisite with NURS 305 or NURS 307.
Basic knowledge of common physiologic pathologies in pediatric and adult patients and their clinical management.
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.
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.
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: NURS 310.
Develops skills in the use of evidence-based practice and the proper formation of appropriate forms for documentation and improvement of research.
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. Prerequisite: NURS 310. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS 410.
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.
Capstone course for the Nursing major. Includes development of an evidence-based research project that solves a clinical management problem. MUST BE LAST NURSING COURSE TAKEN. May be Co-requisite with NURS 430 or NURS 440.

2023-24 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All 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 11Monday, August 21
Session MFriday, September 8Monday, September 18
Session BFriday, October 13Monday, October 23
Session CThursday, January 4Monday, January 8
Session TFriday, January 26Monday, February 5
Session DFriday, March 1Monday, March 11
Session EFriday, April 26Monday, May 6
Session FFriday, June 7Monday, June 17

Prerequisites

RN to B.S. in Nursing program applicants must:

  • Have prior nursing education from an accredited institution.

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

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 at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Complete an 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

To be admitted to the RN to B.S. in Nursing program, you must submit an active unencumbered/unrestricted Registered Nurse license from your state of practice to regent.edu/items.

Step 5: Submit a Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per Semester*Credit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes$9,97512 - 18$19,950
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit Hour*Average Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes$665Under 12$7,980
Students taking on-campus classes$665Over 18$11,970

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

PART-TIME STUDENTS (3-12 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER)

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit Hour*Average Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking online classes (enrolled in 8 week classes)$4506$2,700
Students taking online classes (taking RN to BS classes)$2956$1,770

Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit Hour*Average Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking online classes (enrolled in 8 week classes)$39512$4,740
Students taking online classes (taking RN to BS classes)$29512$3,540

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Student Fees*

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)$700 (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 Semester*Credit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year*
Students taking on-campus classes$9,49312 - 18$18,986
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit Hour*Average Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester*
Students taking on-campus classes$630Under 12$7,560
Students taking on-campus classes$630Over 18$11,340

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

PART-TIME STUDENTS (3-12 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER)

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit Hour*Average Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester*
Students taking online classes (enrolled in 8 week classes)$4506$2,700
Students taking online classes (taking RN to BS classes)$2956$1,770

Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit Hour*Average Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester*
Students taking online classes (enrolled in 8 week classes)$39512$4,740
Students taking online classes (taking RN to BS classes)$29512$3,540

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Student Fees*

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)$700 (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.

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 can:

  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).

“People, especially kids, need more than clichés. My training at Regent gave me a meaningful way to express my empathy - which is passion and compassion combined - and they could feel the authenticity of it.”

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“Best college class I've ever taken. Hands down. I haven't stopped raving about it to my friends and family.”

Kristen Aguilar, MBA, 2018 General Management

“Regent’s online program gives me flexibility and convenience I need.”

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“Regent offers a 25% discount for veterans, which is helping me pay for my MSN degree.”

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“Pat Robertson had a dream, and when you set foot on campus, you see what God has done.”

Kandi Puder, RN to B.S. in Nursing, 2020 RN at Allina Health