Why choose the Regis online Master of Science in Nursing?

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Earn your degree 100% online

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For those with a BS in Nursing, complete in a little more than 2 years

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Complete in as few as 3 years for associate-level students

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Benefit from no GRE requirement

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Study in a personalized learning environment led by industry experts

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Prepare for advanced, specialized roles within the health field without leaving your current role

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Qualify to sit for PNCB certification

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs (PNP) Online

In nursing, three letters on your nametag can make a world of difference. Our online Master of Science in Nursing PNP program can do more than help you establish your reputation as an expert in health care; it can help you prove it daily.

There is a forecasted critical shortage of PNPs over the next decade despite the specific demand for pediatric care and even with significant interventions to enhance the supply pipeline*. Specializing your MSN in pediatric nurse practice can open opportunities for leadership and advanced practice roles.

With Regis’ pediatric nurse practitioner master’s degree, you can master every aspect of pediatric patient care. Learn to diagnose, treat, and prevent illnesses in children, provide caregiver education, and design home care plans for families of children with special needs.

*Physicians Briefing


Nursing Resources

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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.

Ranked #16 Master of Science in Nursing programs

RegisteredNursing.org ranked Regis #2 in Best Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs.


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.).


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

Regis offers a tuition discount to our organizational partners. Find out if you qualify.

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Pediatric Nurse Practice by the Numbers

$87,031 The average salary for pediatric nurse practitioners in the U.S., according to Payscale.com (2019)

4% The percentage of nurse practitioners who specialize in pediatric primary care, with top clinical foci as primary care (51.6%) and top practice setting as hospital outpatient clinics (31.1%) (AANP 2019)

49 The average age of NPs working in the U.S. in 2019 (AANP)

Pediatricians, hospital administrations, and pediatric subspecialists have indicated intentions to hire PNPs


Why choose Regis for your Master of Science in Nursing?

Reputation for Academic Excellence
The online MSN is a virtual extension of our highly regarded on-campus program, one of the largest nurse practitioner programs in Massachusetts. Our MSN PNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, and the National League for Nursing has recognized the Regis School of Nursing, Science & Health Professions as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

Nursing Expertise
At Regis, we work directly with active nursing professionals. That means we have an insider’s perspective on the leadership qualities the field demands, and we design our courses to build those skills. With our pediatric nursing degree, you can develop important leadership qualities such as:

Critical thinking

Professional and interpersonal communication

Strategic planning


Organizational management

Effective decision-making


Dedication to Social Justice
Our commitment to social justice and lifelong learning isn’t summed up in one lecture; it’s woven into each course. Our MSN with a PNP specialty is designed to help you promote lasting change in the medical field by providing children and caregivers the knowledge they need to form healthy lifestyles at a young age.

Supportive Environment
We’re here to support you. With several degrees of student support, no GRE requirements, and a flexible learning environment, we’re breaking down the barriers that often prevent bright minds from reaching their full potential in advanced practice. Our inclusive approach to leadership starts with our three entry points:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing to MSN
  • Associate Degree in Nursing with a Non-Nursing Bachelor’s to MSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing to MSN


What can you do with an MSN PNP degree?

Hospital Outpatient Clinics

Outpatient Pediatric Specialty Clinics

Primary Care (school-based clinics, health departments, community clinics, and private primary care practices)

Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health





Like all nurse practitioners, pediatric nurse practitioners are in high demand due to changes in health care law, rising standards in primary care, and the need to replace retiring nurses. That means pediatric nurse degree holders can pursue a wealth of opportunities and take their expertise to a variety of work settings, including:


Physician offices

Home health services

Government agencies


Nurse-led practices


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.


Let’s move forward

Wherever you are in your career and wherever you want to be, look to Regis for a direct path. Fill out our form to learn more about our program options or to get started on your advanced health care degree today.