Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Post-MS Option)

Doctoral Nursing Program Level Objectives

The doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) is the first of its kind in Greater Boston and the first doctoral program offered by Regis College. Designed to address the nursing faculty shortage throughout the United States, the Regis DNP is scheduled so that those in the program can continue full-time employment. Classes are offered evenings, on weekends, on-line, or intensive. Candidates for the program are those nurses who are advanced nursing practice leaders, nurse practitioners, educators or clinical specialists. The DNP curriculum is comprised of 27 core curriculum credits and 9 elective credits. A maximum of 6 graduate credits may be accepted for transfer. The length of the program varies from three to seven years based on how many courses a student takes per semester. For up to date tuition information, please view Regis College Graduate Programs' Tuition and Fees.

It is important that you meet with the director of the DNP program or the Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences to develop your personal curriculum plan as the sequencing of courses can impact the time it takes you to complete the program. The GRE/MAT requirement will be waived for those applicants whose GPA was 3.5 or higher in their MS in Nursing program.


  • NU 601 Nursing Theory
  • NU 618 Seminar: Health Policy

Core curriculum requirements

Program Outcomes

Completion Rates

For students entering in 2009 to 2011, 60% of the students have complete the program within the designated accreditation standard time frame.

Job Placement Rates

Students are assessed 6 months after graduation for attainment of role specific employment status and the average rate of employment for the class of 2013-2015 is 89%.

MSN to DNP Degree Programs | Doctor of Nursing Practice (MA) | Regis College
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