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Embrace the challenges of evolving health care. Nurses are increasingly in demand nationwide, charged with the critical role to deliver patient-centered health care. As the #1 nursing program in Colorado*, we provide a well-rounded education complete with hands-on experiences. It’s the perfect environment to continue building on the humility and compassion you already have and that you need to care for the whole person.


    Why Become a Regis Nurse?

    Our graduates are recognized for their knowledge, competence, compassion, ethics and leadership abilities. In the Jesuit Catholic tradition, we challenge students of all cultural backgrounds to seek excellence in academic pursuits, and to think logically, critically and creatively in formulating a global view of nursing and health care. Regis offers a dynamic and collaborative learning environment for students to practice hands-on hospital, outpatient and home care scenarios allowing nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy and counseling students to work side by side and infuse interprofessional learning into their curriculum. Experience clinicals at partner hospitals through our undergraduate programs. At the graduate level, complete coursework that simultaneously fulfills requirements for additional credentials and opens pathways to doctoral degrees. At every level, continue striving for excellence—and achieve it — with Regis University’ supportive community.

    How Will You Build Your Story?

    Explore our nursing programs to find out.

    What Sets a Regis Nurse Apart

    Building yourself into a Regis nurse is a unique process for each student. It’s also a mark of excellence: Regis' nursing programs are nationally recognized and admired around the country. Here’s what sets nurses who graduate from the Loretto Heights School of Nursing apart from the rest: Here’s what sets nurses who graduate from the Loretto Heights School of Nursing apart from the rest:

    • Regis University has been named as one of the nation's 2022-2023 Colleges of Distinction in Nursing, a recognition reserved for nursing programs that are well-rounded, highly accredited and focused on student success
    • #1: Best Colleges for Nursing in Colorado, 2021,
    • 99.2% NCLEX pass rate for 2020 Accelerated BSN graduates, 2022, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions
    • #2: Best Neonatal Nurse Practicioner Programs, 2021,
    • #3: Top Online Nursing Educator MSN Programs, 2020,
    • Prelicensure students complete 630 hours of clinical experience to ensure they achieve hands-on experience
    • All Regis nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    Amplify What's Within

    When choosing nursing as a profession, you listen to the inner voice that compels you to nurture, care and protect the community through health care. When you choose to build your nursing skills at the Loretto Heights School of Nursing, make that voice heard.

    Regis will help cultivate the technical and soft skills required to become an expert in your chosen field at a top-ranked university. With a collaborative learning environment and opportunities to practice lessons hands-on, you will receive an education infused with real-world experience.

    Regis Nursing by the Numbers:

    • Top-Ranked Online RN to BSN Program, 2022,
    • Programs can be completed in as little as 2-3 years
    • Synchronized online learning allows you to be part of a class from a distance
    • Classes are taught in 8- and 16-week terms and are held one day per week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., ideal for the working nurse


    Faculty Spotlight

    Dr. Patricia L. Cullen, Ph.D., CPNP-PC

    Dr. Patricia L. Cullen, Ph.D., CPNP-PC, is a professor and assistant dean of Graduate Studies in the School of Nursing at Regis University. During her tenure at Regis University, she has also served as Chair of the Institutional Review Board in addition to her academic duties. She serves as the lead of the doctoral and master’s nurse practitioner programs at Regis University and developed and implemented the first master’s family nurse practitioner program serving rural Colorado utilizing synchronous videoconferencing technology. Dr. Cullen also served as the vice president of the Colorado State Board of Nursing, chair of the discipline panel, and represented the board on the governor-appointed Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Health Care (NPATCH) from 2009-2015.

    Build Your Online Experience

    Regis is the only modern, Jesuit Catholic university in the Rocky Mountain region, but Rangers can live and learn anywhere. Designed for adult and working professionals, most online classes follow accelerated five or eight-week schedules. Programs also start up to six times per year, meaning you can pursue your education on your own schedule.

    Let's Begin

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