Nursing FAQs


What type of nursing degree do you offer?

An Associate of Science degree with a major in nursing is conferred by Regis College upon completion of program requirements.

 What is the course of studies?

The curriculum consists of four clinical nursing courses, one nursing course without clinical and nine non-nursing courses. The clinical nursing courses have both classroom and clinical components. Student may choose either the day or the evening/weekend option. In the Day option, h classes and clinical experiences are offered on weekdays. In the Evening/Weekend option, students attend classes on weeknight evenings (beginning at 5:30 pm.). Clinical experiences are offered every other weekend on Friday evening (some), Saturday and Sunday.

What are the admission requirements?

All applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. For applicants with a high school diploma, an overall average of B or better in high school. Applicants with a GED must have earned a minimum of 450 in the math and science components on the 2002 Series GED. Those applicants with a GED prior to 2002 must have earned a minimum of 45 in each of the five test areas.

Required prequisite courses: all applicants must have completed high school (or college) algebra, biology and chemistry courses with a final grade of C (college level) or a 75% (high school level) or better prior to enrolling in the nursing program.  In addition, each applicant must submit scores from the TEAS for Nursing Students.  Results are good for one year from the application date.  TEAS results are considered as one aspect of the applicants admissions profile.  No minimum score is required.  Lawrence Memorial/Regis College does not administer the TEAS test. Applicants must register for the the TEAS on their own through ATI Testing,

International applicants must take an English proficiency test.  Test must have been taken within two (2) years.  This is required for all applicants who have completed any of their primary education (grades 1-12) outside of the United States. The English proficiency test is NOT waived by completion of college degrees or English courses at the college level.

What is the LM/RC pass rate for the NCLEX-RN exam?

Our results on the NCLEX examinations for our first time test takers in 2019, first quarter, was 90%.  The national average has been 88%. In 2018 our score was 83% and 2017 86%.  This information may also be found on the Health and Human Services website.

What English proficiency tests does LM/RC accept?

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a  minimum score of 220 and/or essay score of at least 4.0 on the computerized TOEFL; an 83 on the Internet based TOEFL; or 560 on the paper administered TOEFL.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all modules
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum score of 55 and no individual score below 50
  • Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) with a minimum score of Speaking CBL 9 Reading CLB 8 and Writing CLB 7.

I have attended college or have a college degree. Can I transfer any of my courses?

Accepted students may transfer up to 6 equivalent non-nursing courses from another accredited college.

There is no time limit on transferring the following courses: Writing Seminar (English Composition), Critical Reading,Thinking and Writing, Intro to Sociology, Ethics and Statistics.

Science courses: Anatomy & Physiology 1 w/ lab, Anatomy & Physiology 2 w/lab and Microbiology w/ lab, must be completed within seven (7) years of entering the nursing program. Accepted students who have these courses but took them over seven (7) years prior to entering the nursing program may take review courses offered at Regis College (these courses are shorter and less expensive than the full course).

Human Growth & Development (a life span course) must be completed within 7 years of entering the nursing program to be eligible for transfer.

What is your graduation/program completion rate?

The graduation rate for 2018  is 71% for graduates entering the program in 2015. This is above the National Center for Education Statistics for all 2-year institutions (32%) and for private non-profit (62%).

Are your graduates satisfied with education provided by the Nursing Program?

All graduating senior students complete a comprehensive assessment of the program just prior to graduation. Currently, graduate satisfaction with the nursing program met its benchmark with an average of 4.8 on a scale of 5 (high) to 1 (low).

What is the employment rate for graduates of the program?

Employment rates in nursing six months after graduation for the past two years of graduates who responded to the surveys is Class of  2017=93.75% and

Class of  2018=100%. Surveys are sent 1 year after graduation.


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