All degrees conferred by Regis College adhere to the same rigorous academic standards. As such, the degree will not state that it was earned online, and will be regarded by employers in the same fashion as any degree, earned on campus.
Regis is a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston that has been preparing students for success since 1927 through cutting-edge technology and industry-focused curriculum that continues to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of health care.
Our distinguished, personable, and doctorally prepared faculty provide a supportive, values-based nursing education integrated with a focus on holistic patient-centered care. Our online BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice program incorporates insider perspectives on the leadership qualities the field demands to help you build the skills you’ll need to positively affect the field.
Our program offers several concentration options to allow DNP students to specialize their practice in their passions as they achieve their terminal degree in nursing.
A DNP is a terminal degree that prepares expert nurse leaders for the highest level of nursing practice. The DNP-prepared nurse has practice expertise and works to improve the delivery of care to all patients in the health care system.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has endorsed shifting the minimum education level for advanced nursing practice from MSN to the DNP. As more nurses pursue DNPs than ever before, the rise in the number of DNP-holders has made doctorate-level education preferable to compete in the job market.
A doctorate in nursing may also prepare you for high-level positions and new career opportunities in health care, as well as higher earning potential.
Yes. Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.). Regis’ online and on-campus nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Students may complete the online BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in as few as 40 months. The core classes range from 8-16 weeks in length and are offered throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.
Depending on the concentration you’ve chosen to specialize your degree, the number of credits in the online BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice degree may range between 73-76 (76 for PMHNP specialization).
Yes. You may be eligible to transfer up to 9 graduate credits from a regionally accredited institution and accredited program. Courses should be 3 credits each with a final grade of a B- or better. Have more questions? Speak with an admissions advisor to learn more.
Your current, unrestricted RN nursing license can be from any of the states found listed here. Prospective graduate nursing students should review state licensure requirements prior to applying to or enrolling in any of Regis College’s programs.
Regis is proud to offer a 10% tuition discount on fully online programs for employees, members, and spouses of employees of our partner organizations.*
Regis College aims to help military, veterans, and their families to further their education. This is why we offer a 15% tuition discount to all active and reserve military, veterans, and military spouses for our online programs.
We’re also pleased to offer 15% off tuition on online programs to all federal government employees, and their spouses, working in any federal department.
A 10% Alumni discount is available to anyone who has graduated from Regis with a degree, excluding those who only received a certificate from Regis.
Two levels of graduate assistantships are offered at Regis, giving students the unique experience of gaining valuable professional skills while benefiting from financial aid opportunities.**
*Some exceptions apply. The Regis partnership discount cannot be combined with any other discount or scholarship offered by Regis.
**Graduate Assistantships are available to graduate students who are enrolled in a minimum of six credits within their graduate program and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
Wherever you are in your career and wherever you want to be, look to Regis for a direct path, no matter your education level. Fill out the form to learn more about our program options or get started on your application today.