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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 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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January 11, 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 October 26, 2020 and begin courses by Fall 2020, 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.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accredited
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.

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

Respected Leadership. A Competitive Edge.

Dr. Rebecca Hope Le, Ph.D., MSN, BSN
Dr. Rebecca Hope Le, Ph.D., MSN, BSN
Director of Regent University School of Nursing and Associate Professor of Nursing

Dr. Rebecca Hope Le received her BSN from Oklahoma University, MSN from Southern Nazerene University and Ph.D. from Oklahoma City University. Her experiences as a nurse, educator, administrator and mission worker have improved the lives of people around the world in places like Mexico, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Korea, Vietnam and Uganda. Le has performed a variety of professional services globally. She has assisted in the opening of medical clinics, participated in community health education programs, and provided childcare trainings in orphanages. Working with orphans sparked her passion for children, which led to her work as a pregnancy crisis counselor and nurse in high-risk labor and delivery units. Le has conducted trainings on newborn care, childbirth education, breastfeeding support, parenting, and natural family planning. She is actively involved in the Pregnancy Resource Center. She’s also deeply passionate about adolescent health, and has taught eating disorder prevention and HIV education.

15%
Projected growth in employment of registered nurses from 2016 - 2026

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.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Program Type

Tuition

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

$295/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

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

$50

One-time fee, nonrefundable

Complio Fee

$186

NURS 310 Professional Health Assessment

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)

$150

$50

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)

$550/semester

Contributes to university academic and administrative operations

 

Optional Fees

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee

2020-21 Tuition Rates

Program Type

Tuition

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

$295/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

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

$50

One-time fee, nonrefundable

Complio Fee

$186

NURS 310 Professional Health Assessment

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)

$150

$50

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/semester

Contributes to university academic and administrative operations

 

Optional Fees

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee

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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