Regis College reviews?

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by gospa gospa Member

Hello all,

I have been researching Regis College on this site and find most of the posts about their NP program are several years old, and were mostly negative.

Have any of you completed their FNP program recently or are near completion? If so, wondering your thoughts. I was accepted into the program about 2 years ago but decided I wasn't ready to start graduate school. I'm wondering if things have changed and what are more recent observations.

Thanks

Miffy

Miffy

53 Posts

Hi there,

I am currently in the direct entry masters program at Regis and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. I read in the post before this that you have been accepted into Simmons. I would strongly urge you to attend Simmons rather than Regis.

wickedmainer

wickedmainer

4 Posts

Hi,

Could you elaborate on the comment about picking Simmons over Regis? I was admitted to Regis also for Fall 2016 and am having a tough time deciding whether to pick Regis early decision, or wait and see if I am accepted elsewhere.

Thanks

Miffy

Miffy

53 Posts

I appreciate that I am able to complete my graduate education at Regis, but I just think that Simmons is a better school overall. It has a fantastic reputation in the Boston area with clinical connections that can't be beat. They also help find preceptors for you in the master's program, something that Regis does not do, and I know will be a giant headache for me. With the exception with one fantastic professor I had during my first year at Regis, I have been very disappointed with some of my professors. I don't know if this is an experience unique to Regis, but I teach myself all of the material outside of the classroom. They have now taken a "flipped classroom" approach to the most important course of the pre-liscensure program, which leaves us without a lecture and using class time to create cartoons on an app made for 6 year olds (not kidding) regarding course material. We have lost a lot of people in the program due to lack of support by faculty. Those of us who have made it through have made it because we are all pretty self sufficient and are able to learn the material on our own. It also seems like as the years go on, they are having trouble getting placements for students in the BSN portion, I had many classmates who just received their senior preceptorship that they now must complete within 6 weeks, and I know some that don't have a preceptorship at all. Although Regis does have a good reputation in the area now, I worry that it is currently declining and will only get worse. I would really only suggest Regis if it was the only school you were accepted to. If there is any way to hold out for Simmons, I would do that. If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask, and I wish you the best of luck.

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 11 years experience. 3 Articles; 5,540 Posts

To be frank, Simmons has a much better reputation locally.

JBRN18

JBRN18, BSN, RN

34 Posts

I agree go to Simmons, I have been here for a semester and it's nothing but a headache. I am thinking of transferring myself.

SummitRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU + Infection Prevention. Has 10 years experience. 2 Articles; 1,567 Posts

Bump for input here... I'm having trouble finding current students to ask (I know its a small school). I'd love some input on the online course and instructor quality, how much group work there is, and the frequency of instructor presentations and lectures, recorded or otherwise?

RN2bPMHNP

RN2bPMHNP

Has 1 years experience. 3 Posts

Hi Gospa,

Did you choose Regis college and what is your experience. I am considering Regis for RN to PMHNP, any advice?

RN2bPMHNP

RN2bPMHNP

Has 1 years experience. 3 Posts

Hi Gospa,

I am considering Regis for RN to PMHNP, did you go to the school and what advice or experiences can you share would be very helpful, thanks.

RN2bPMHNP

RN2bPMHNP

Has 1 years experience. 3 Posts

Hi Gospa,

Did you go to Regis? I am considering them for the RN to PMHNP program and would love to hear your thoughts and any suggestions, thanks.

Marbles456

Marbles456

Has 1 years experience. 68 Posts

Does anyone know what do in the master's portion? how are we supposed to get hours for the np portion if we are not familiar with anyone in that region? Would we be able to get them elsewhere? I was told that it isn't a good idea to go to a school with no preceptors for the latter portion. Someone help please thank you.

nursebunny999

nursebunny999

Has 5 years experience. 8 Posts

From another Regis review post:

I am so sorry to have to post this. I am in my second semester at Regis, in the online MSN-PMHNP program. I am going to try to keep my response factual and leave my (strong) emotions out of it.

* re: instructors: they are wildly inconsistent in quality. Most do not submit grades within the 72 hour deadline required by the College - so you will have no idea how you are doing until it's too late. (For reference: I have maintained a 3.8-4.0 GPA since my undergrad in 2000, and including a previous grad school. Just got my first failing score in 18 years, despite rigorous study - and that in a "fluff" filler (non-clinical, barely nursing-related) course.

* re: financial aid (if you use it): I have been at Regis two semesters, and the registrar's office have NEVER submitted my info to the National Clearinghouse. I found this out because my huge repayment bills have begun showing up - despite my current enrollment. Expensive.

* re: clinical: yes, you have to arrange your own clinicals. And even if you are a super Type-AAA personality like me, and have your preceptor and organization all set up far before the deadline, Regis will not do their part of the arrangement (i.e., securing legal aggreements, accepting proposal, etc.) in a timely fashion (i.e., with enough time for you to make a plan B, if you need to).

You will need to make LOTS and LOTS of phone calls to get the faculty and staff at Regis to do their jobs. It is not a good program, I regret being in it, and I would recommend choosing any other program.