Online BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice

Why Regis for your online BSN to DNP?

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Complete coursework 100% online

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Complete in as few as 40 months

Transfer credits accepted

Apply with no GRE/GMAT

First DNP program in Boston area

Take the direct path to a DNP.

Health care is seeing an industry-wide demand for advanced practice nurses trained at the doctoral level due to the changing landscape, drive for improved patient outcomes, and a shortage of qualified nurses and physicians. If you’re an RN with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and are ready to take your career to a higher level, the Regis Doctor of Nursing Practice can prepare you for advanced nursing practice.

Our online BSN to DNP program offers an acute care and five primary care nurse practitioner concentrations, allowing you to focus on your specific professional interests.

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Focus your online BSN to DNP in one of six specializations

Designed to build your expertise in a distinct area of nursing serving populations with unique needs.

Adult Gerontology – Primary Care (AGPCNP)
Learn to provide care for chronic illness and aging in adults, including polypharmacy management, palliative care, and end-of-life considerations in a primary care setting. Formerly referred to as “AGNP”.

Adult Gerontology – Acute Care (AGACNP)
Get the skills to help assess and manage acutely ill adult patients in an acute care setting. AGACNPs can also serve on the front lines during an epidemic or pandemic.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Develop skills and knowledge to work with every age in a family practice environment.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
Focus on a variety of health needs and issues in an outpatient, primary care pediatric setting.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
Provide care to mental health clients across the lifespan using contemporary psychotherapy modalities and knowledge of psycho-pharmacology.

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
Learn to care for women at all life stages, including primary care, gynecological, and obstetrical health care needs.

5 reasons to earn your online DNP


You want to teach the next generation of nurses


You have a passion for top-notch clinical care


You want to move the profession forward


You want to improve health care


Great ROI—the average salary for a DNP graduate is $114,000*


“I decided to pursue education beyond a BSN in order to provide myself with more opportunities for my future. I have seen the influence that nurses have within the field of healthcare and I wanted to be in a better position in order to advocate for my patients.”

Melissa Welsh

BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (PMHNP)

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for this program, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • BSN degree from regionally accredited institution and accredited nursing program
  • Prerequisite course in statistics
  • Active unencumbered RN license
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA preferred

Application Requirements

You can begin your application process today. To get started you will need to submit the following:

  • Application form
  • Non-refundable application fee of $65
  • Proof of active unencumbered RN license
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume and statement of purpose

Ways to Save on Your Tuition

Employee Discounts

Regis partner employees can receive a discount on their tuition. Find out if your employer is a partner.

Federal & Military Discounts

Federal government employees as well as active and reserve military and veterans are eligible for a 15% discount on tuition.

Alumni Discounts

Regis alumni who have received a previous degree from Regis are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition. Speak to an advisor for more information.

Financial Aid

We are here to support you through the process. Speak to an advisor to learn more.

Graduate Assistantship

Earn financial aid helping fellow students while also gaining valuable professional skills. Get more details.

Regis discounts cannot be combined with any other discount or scholarship offered by Regis. Some exceptions may apply.

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Why Choose Regis for Your Doctor of Nursing Practice?

Regis is a leading Catholic university, founded by the sisters of St. Joseph, that prepares students to succeed in an evolving, global world. Regis students benefit from the unique perspective of a values-based education integrated with cutting-edge technology and learning opportunities. Our innovative online DNP program prepares MSN-credentialed nurses or nurses with a BSN and master’s in a relevant health care field for a deeper and more meaningful professional care. Our student-centered faculty supports and encourages you to create your own path while keeping an eye on the future of health care.

Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Designated as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing 2008-2020

Among The Princeton Review’s
“Best Regional Colleges”

Ranked among the Top 25 Fastest-Growing Colleges by The Business Journals