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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Post-MS Option)
|Tuition||Credits for graduation||Time to Complete|
|36 semester hours||3-7 years|
The advancing complexity of the US healthcare system has increased the demand for nurses educated at the doctoral level. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program provides education in evidence-based practice that prepares nurses to lead change in healthcare delivery, improve patient outcomes, and educate future generations of nurses. If you are an advanced practice nurse ready to take your career to the next level, the Regis Doctor of Nursing Practice program will provide you with skills for nursing leadership and nursing education.
Goals of this program include preparing you to evaluate the theoretical bases for nursing, synthesize evidence from research and theory to enhance delivery of quality health care, and generate knowledge through research and/or evidence based practice to advance the nursing profession.
For students entering in 2009 to 2011, 60% of the students have completed 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%. Graduates of the program have accepted positions as faculty, community health practitioners, nursing executives and leaders in health care.
Seven concentrations allow you to develop expertise in these areas: Education, Gerontology, Health Informatics, Health Policy, Integrative Health, Leadership, and Global Public Health. Also classes are offered primarily on weekends in a hybrid format with some classes conducted on-line and some in face to face sessions.
- Advanced research methods for evidence based practice
- Informatics in Healthcare
- Advanced Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Four scholarly project classes allow you to explore in-depth critical issues in healthcare and share your work with the medical community. Graduates of the Regis Doctor of Nursing Practice Program are currently working at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Greater Lawrence Psychiatric Association, Fitchburg State University and others.
Candidates for the program are master's prepared nurses functioning in advanced practice roles including nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nursing leaders and nurse educators.
- Completed application form and all transcripts
- Completed Hours Verification Form (Applicants are required to complete this form in addition to the online application)
- Two Essays; Resume; two letters of recommendation
- A minimum Graduate GPA of 3.0 is required
- Interview with the Program Director
- The GRE/MAT requirement will be waived for those applicants whose GPA was 3.5 or higher in their MS in Nursing program.
- Applicants are encouraged to review the AACN Essentials for Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice and incorporate these essentials in essays.