Prepare to play a critical role in the future of health care.
Demand is growing for nurse leaders as the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has made advanced nursing education a priority. Both the AACN and the Institute of Medicine’s “Future of Nursing” report recommend doubling the number of doctorally prepared nurses by 2025.
Get a head start with an online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Regis. Here, you’ll receive a doctoral-level education in evidence-based practice and get to choose from one of eight specializations. We offer four entry paths into the program – MSN NP to DNP, MSN NP to DNP (second specialization), MSN NP to DNP (Doctorate only) and MSN to DNP bridge program. A DNP prepares you to lead change in health care delivery, improve patient outcomes, and educate future generations of nurses.Get Curriculum Info »
MSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice Specializations
Focus on a variety of health needs and issues in an outpatient, primary care or pediatric setting.
Develop skills and knowledge to deliver family-focused care.
Psychiatric Mental Health (PMHNP)
Use contemporary psychotherapy modalities and knowledge of psycho-pharmacology to provide care to mental health clients.
Women’s Health (WHNP)
Learn to provide primary care services and address reproductive concerns of women at all life stages.
Adult Gerontology – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
Learn to diagnose and treat critical medical conditions in adults in an acute care setting. Learn advanced diagnostics, pathophysiology, and more.
Adult Gerontology – Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
Learn to provide primary care about chronic illness and aging, including polypharmacy management and end-of-life considerations. Formerly referred to as AGNP.
Study informatics, regulatory issues, organizational structures, and more for director, management, and executive positions.
Learn to educate the next generation of nurses through courses focusing on curriculum development, simulation, online pedagogy, and evaluating outcomes. Find out more about the program.
Regis College offers Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) to qualified students accepted into MSN-DNP Nurse Education track. Loan recipients may get up to 85% of their loan cancelled.
“I’ve been able to apply the knowledge gained from the DNP program to my teaching job and have utilized different learning and teaching theories in the classroom. I also incorporated cultural competence into my teaching practice.”
MSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (Nurse Education)
To be eligible for this program, students must meet the following qualifications:
- MSN degree from regionally accredited institution and accredited nursing program‡
- BSN degree from regionally accredited institution and accredited nursing program (For Bridge program students only)
- Master’s degree in a relevant health care field from a regionally accredited institution (For Bridge program students only)
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA preferred
- Active unencumbered RN license
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
- Verification of hours form
- APRN certification (if applicable)
- APRN and prescriptive authority license (if applicable)
‡Not applicable for MSN to DNP Bridge program students
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.
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.
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Earn financial aid helping fellow students while also gaining valuable professional skills.
Regis discounts cannot be combined with any other discount or scholarship offered by Regis. Some exceptions may apply.
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”
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