Online BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice

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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 online BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice at Regis College can prepare you for advanced nursing practice.

Our Curriculum Can Prepare You for New Leadership Opportunities.

With our online program, you can earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in as few as 40 months and position yourself to take on a high-level role in health care.

  • Enhance your knowledge of patient care, policies and procedures, and research methods
  • Choose from three start times per year and complete your coursework 100% online
  • Choose from six nurse practitioner tracks
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Length: 40 months
Total Credits: 73-76 (76 for PMHNP specialization)

Upcoming Start Dates:
Summer: 6/24/2024


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

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Apply with no GRE/GMAT

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First DNP program in Boston area

Preparing You to Succeed in an Evolving, Global World

Regis is a leading Catholic, co-ed university whose mission is to prepare students to succeed in our evolving, global world. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph, at Regis, you’ll benefit from our experienced faculty dedicated to helping you evaluate the theoretical basis for nursing, using evidence from research and theory to enhance delivery of quality health care and enabling you to reach the top level of nursing you desire. Our BSN to DNP online degree is designed to help you promote lasting change in health care while always looking toward the future.

New England Commission of Higher Education

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

The Princeton Review

Among The Princeton Review’s
“Best Regional Colleges”

Fastest Growing College in the U.S. Top 25

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

Hear From Our Students

“The experience has surpassed my expectations and, as I look forward to graduation, I feel confident in the knowledge and methodologies that I have learned throughout my time in the program. The staff and faculty at Regis have made me feel like family, guiding me through my options and supporting me through each step.”

Ellis Whalen

Online BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice FNP Program

Online BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice at a Glance

The online BSN to DNP program is open to baccalaureate-prepared RNs with the drive to pursue an advanced practice career. Regis has designed our online BSN to DNP program with six areas of concentration, allowing you to focus on your specific professional interests:

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

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

Psychiatric Mental Health (PMHNP)
Use contemporary psychotherapy modalities and knowledge of psychopharmacology to provide care to mental health clients across the lifespan.

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

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. Find out more.

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.

Nursing Student Loan Program
Nurture your nursing career with Regis: Affordable loans for aspiring nurses.
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Regis discounts cannot be combined with any other discount or scholarship offered by Regis. Some exceptions may apply.

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
  • One year of critical care work experience (for AGACNP program only)

Application Requirements

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

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

Meet Our Faculty

About Regis

As a leader in education, Regis is dedicated to offering programs with a holistic view of health care that are designed for the future of the field. Through cutting-edge coursework, industry-active faculty members, and an array of majors and graduate programs, Regis has been able to positively impact the educational community, health care landscape, and personal lives of students nationwide.

“In recent years, Regis has become a powerhouse in professional and graduate education in nursing and health sciences. As a result, our university has become increasingly visible locally, nationally, and internationally.”

Dr. Antoinette Hays RN, Ph.D.


When you choose Regis, you join a closely knit community with big university benefits. As a Regis student, you have the opportunity to build a solid foundation, lasting professional connections, and the specialized expertise you need to expand your skills and perspective. Prepare to enter the workplace confidently with an education of the highest standard.