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

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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 College, 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. At Regis, our student NP pass rates exceed the national average in most specialized areas of practice.

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Calendar

Length: 28-36 months
Total Credits: 46-61

Application Deadlines:
Fall: 07/05/2021
Spring: 11/02/2021

Upcoming Start Dates:
Fall: 08/30/2021
Spring: 01/04/2022

Pre-Qualify

100% online, flexible learning environment

Qualify to sit for NP certification exams

Complete in as few as 28 – 36 months

Exceed national average NP pass rates*

Flexible entry paths: ADN/BSN/Bachelor’s to MSN

Transfer credits accepted

*Based on Regis online and on-campus NP exam pass rates

Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Specializations

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 MSN in one of six specializations designed to build your expertise in a distinct area of nursing serving populations with unique needs.

Adult Gerontology – Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
Learn to provide primary care about chronic illness and aging, including polypharmacy management and end-of-life considerations. Formerly referred to as “AGNP”.

Adult Gerontology – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
Diagnose and treat critical medical conditions in adults in an acute care setting. Learn advanced diagnostics, pathophysiology, and more.

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

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

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
Provide care to mental health clients across the lifespan using contemporary psychotherapy modalities and knowledge of psycho-pharmacology.

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

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for this program, students must meet the following qualifications:

Registered Nurse with Associate Degree Entry or Registered Nurse with Non-Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Entry:

  • An Associate Degree in Nursing or a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA preferred
  • Active unencumbered RN license
  • Complete 15 bridge credit hours with a B or better
  • Must complete a college-level statistics course prior to the start of classes
  • For RNs with associate degree in nursing, general education courses may be required, depending on student’s prior undergraduate coursework

Registered Nurse with Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Entry (BSN to MS in Nursing)

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA preferred
  • Active unencumbered RN license
  • Must complete a college-level statistics course prior to the start of classes

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
  • Current resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
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.

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 2008-2020

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.

President

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 online MSN and prepare to enhance your knowledge and explore new professional benefits.