Regent University

1000 Regent Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
United States
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Mission Statement

Regent University’s nursing program exists to create a dynamic community of learning to develop exceptionally prepared nurses who will lead to improve health outcomes locally and globally. We promote excellence in teaching, research, service, and practice with a primary focus in faith integration and Christian leadership to change the world. We are committed to being purposeful, caring, disciplined, and celebrative with each student who enters our program.


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Distinctives

RN to B.S. in Nursing:

  • Convenient, fully online 8-week course sessions 
  • Transfer up to 90 credit hours
  • Prior Learning Assessment credit for Anatomy & Physiology
  • Reduced/restructured general education requirements
  • No nursing prerequisite courses required
  • Streamlined admissions process (2.0 GPA or higher required)

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN):

  • Fully online coursework with practicum requirements in your state of licensure
  • Identify your chosen area of specialty and personal practicum location
  • Convenient 8-week course sessions
  • Streamlined admissions process (completed bachelor’s-level nursing courses/3.0 GPA or higher required)
  • Students without a B.S. in Nursing, but with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and Registered Nurse License, may be admitted to the MSN program
  • Choose your concentration: Nurse Educator or Nurse Leadership & Management

Mission/Service-Learning Opportunities

Are you ready to earn one of the most affordable, high-quality Christian degrees available? Here’s your chance to integrate faith and learning as you are led by respected faculty, eager for your success. You’ll also design your personal practicum experience with a faith-based approach and astute clinical judgement that will improve your professional, technical and critical-thinking skills, as well as patient outcomes.

RN to B.S. in Nursing students will identify their own unique service-learning opportunities within the community and public health nursing courses. This may be at the local health department, school-based clinic, public school nurses, outpatient surgery center, home health, hospice, or mobile medical van. Community-based projects revolve around the social determinants of health and making a difference at the individual, family and community level.

MSN – Nurse Educator students’ experiential learning activities may include interviews; the SWOT analysis whereby leaders assess an organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats; student teaching sessions and simulation development; medication error data collection; comprehensive assessment process; health promotion; and illness prevention needs of an identified clinical patient group or aggregate/clinical population; and analysis of  the core processes of curriculum development based on current trends in nursing education.  

MSN – Nurse Leadership & Management students’ experiential learning activities may include interviews; the SWOT analysis whereby leaders assess an organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threat; a debate with students in multiple health and social service disciplines about how to modify the social determinants of health with the goal of eliminating this health disparity; development of a capital budget, operating budget, and business plan in collaboration with a nurse leader; development of a position paper with an elected official, root cause analysis and quality improvement strategy.

Degrees Offered

RN to B.S. in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Nurse Education or Nurse Leadership & Management