Online Master of Science in Nursing

Online Master of Science in Nursing

As a leader in nursing education, Regis is committed to improving patient outcomes by championing the professional growth of today’s nurses.

Our programs can give you the tools to effectively leverage your passion for nursing while expanding your skill set, mindset, credentials, and ability to positively affect the field. Graduate from Regis with the confidence to impact patient care from day one.

Specialize your online MSN in one of five nurse practitioner areas:

Ranked #16 Master of Science in Nursing programs

Master’s Programs Guide ranked Regis #16 in 50 Best Online Master of Science in Nursing Programs.

Why Choose Regis for Your Online Master of Science in Nursing?

The online MSN is a virtual extension of our highly regarded on-campus program, one of the largest nurse practitioner programs in Massachusetts. At Regis, we work directly with active nursing professionals to provide an educational experience rooted in today’s prevailing medical practices, while also imparting the critical thinking skills necessary to excel as a nurse practitioner.

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Complete your coursework 100% online in a flexible learning environment

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Apply with no GRE or GMAT requirement and become eligible to transfer credits

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Qualify to sit for certification exams based on your chosen specialty

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Prepare to advance as a nurse practitioner without pausing your current work

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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.).

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

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


MSN Specializations Overview

Learn how to drive positive change in your role through increased specialization, enhanced autonomy, and prescriptive authority as an advanced practice nurse. Focus your online nursing master’s degree in one of five specializations designed to build your expertise in a distinct area of nursing serving populations with unique needs:

Qualify to Sit for Certification Exams

Completing the online Master of Science in Nursing program can help you sit for exams from the following certification boards (based on your chosen specialty):

  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • National Certification Corporation

Why Earn an MS in Nursing?

Open doors to leadership
The U.S. is facing a shortage of as many as 104,900 physicians, according to a 2017 study by the Association of American Medical Colleges.* Advanced practice nurses with the ability and credentials to lead are instrumental in solving this crisis.

Bright futures ahead
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 31% growth in nurse practitioner roles from 2016 to 2026, partly due to the growing number of newly insured patients and our rapidly aging population.

Career satisfaction
According to the latest NP Fact Sheet from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 100% of respondents said they have positive feelings about being a nurse practitioner and 99% felt optimistic about the future of the field.

*Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Nurse Practitioner Salaries

Average salaries in the U.S., according to Payscale:

Nurse Practitioner SettingAverage Salary (2018)
Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner$88,828
Family Nurse Practitioner$89,729
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner$85,794
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner$98,559
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner$86,029

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.”


President 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 health care foundation, lasting professional connections, and the specialized expertise you need to expand your skills and perspective. Prepare to enter in-demand fields such as nursing and health administration confidently with an education of the highest standard.

What’s next?

You can prepare to gain more independence and authority in your nursing career — and help answer the call for more nurse practitioners and primary care providers. Earn your post-master’s certificate and prepare to enhance your knowledge and explore new professional benefits.