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 in an evolving, global world since 1927. Our renowned and doctorally prepared faculty provide nurses with a values-based education integrated with cutting-edge technology and industry-focused curriculum in a wide variety of high-demand and niche specializations, including Nurse Education. Our program offers several flexible entry options for the DNP student, including your first specialization, or second specialization, doctorate coursework only, and the MSN-DNP Bridge program.
Our online MSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice incorporates insider perspectives on the leadership qualities the field demands to help you build the skills you’ll need to positively affect the field.
A DNP degree 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 within 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 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).
Yes. You may be eligible to transfer up to 15 graduate credits from a regionally accredited institution and accredited program. Three credits each, final grade of a B- or better. Have more questions? Speak with an admissions advisor to learn more.
The online MSN-DNP Nurse Education program provides the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to effectively educate the “nurse of the future” through a competency-based curriculum that prepares you for all modalities including online, simulation, and traditional.
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 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. Learn more.
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.
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