Nursing

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. All nursing courses have both classroom and clinical components. Student may choose either the day or the evening/weekend option. In the Day option, both classes and clinical experiences are offered on weekdays during the day. 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, Saturday and Sunday and, in some courses, on Monday evenings.

How long does the Program take to complete?

Most students complete the program in two and a half to three years. In general, students complete the non-nursing courses before the clinical nursing courses.

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.

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 for 2015 were 86.27% and the national average was 82%. Our 3 year mean was 88%. This information may also be found on the Health and Human Services website.

Additional 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 rate?

The graduation rate of 81% for graduates from the last eight (8) classes exceeds that of private two year colleges by 51% and private four year colleges by 65%.

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 4.35 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 85.5%. Surveys are sent 1 year after graduation.

How satisfied are the employers of new graduates?

Employers of recent graduates are sent a survey with 16 behavioral descriptors to elicit their satisfaction with graduates of the Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing Program one year after the employee’s graduation. Employer satisfaction with the quality of the LM/RC graduates averaged 4.69 on a scale of 5 (high) to 1 (low) on the survey’s 16 behaviors.