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.


Regent University (its undergraduate school and graduate schools) is accredited or licensed by, or a member of, the following bodies:

Regent University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Regent University.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

The American Bar Association (ABA) fully approves the School of Law. The Council of the Section of Legal Accreditation and Admissions to the Bar, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654, 312.988.6738.

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has accredited the following programs in the School of Psychology & Counseling: Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master of Arts in School Counseling, Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling, and Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision (first fully online CACREP-accredited CES Ph.D. program, celebrating 15 years). Phone: 703.535.5990, Mailing Address: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314.

The Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA), accredits the doctoral program in clinical psychology of the School of Psychology & Counseling. Phone: 202.336.5979, Mailing Address: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.

The School of Education’s educational leadership and teacher preparation programs and the College of Arts and Science’s interdisciplinary studies program are awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, to 12/31/2023.  The accreditation does not include individual education courses that these programs offer to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

The following business program at Regent University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP): Master of Business Administration.

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) accredits the School of Divinity, and the following degree programs are approved: M.A. in Christian Spirituality & Formation, M.A. in Practical Theology, M.T.S., M.Div., Th.M., D.Min. and Ph.D. in Renewal Theology. Approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program. The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275, Phone: 412.788.6505. In June 2016, the ATS Board of Commissioners approved a three-year experimental online Doctor of Ministry program, permitting online instruction to fulfill residency requirements.

Regent University is authorized to operate in the state of Virginia and is exempt from the requirements of certification provided by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Distinctives

Full time experienced faculty

Small class size

Integrate faith and learning as you are led by respected faculty, eager for your success.

Receive one of the most affordable, high-quality Christian degrees available.

Advance your career potential and enjoy tremendous career flexibility Develop astute clinical judgement to improve patient care while obtaining advanced training/education employers seek.

Mission/Service-Learning Opportunities

Many mission service-learning opportunities provided by Regent University and specific nursing opportunities are in development.

Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Online Degree Options Available