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

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Tuition Credits for graduation Time to Complete
$1,190/credit 36 semester hours 3-7 years

Program Description

Increasing demand on the U.S. healthcare system requires that advanced practice nurses be trained at the doctoral level. A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) provides education in evidence-based practice that prepares nurses to lead change in healthcare delivery, improve patient outcomes, and train future generations of nurses. If you are an advance 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.

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Program Objectives

The goal of the program is to prepare you to lead the change in health policy, and effectively manage patient-centered care in a variety of settings.

Completion Rates

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.

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Curriculum

Eight concentrations allow you to develop expertise in these areas: Education, Gerontology, Health Informatics, Health Policy, Hospitalist, Integrative Health, Leadership, and Public Health. Classes are offered evenings, on weekends, on-line, and/or intensive.

Coursework includes:

  • Qualitative Methods for Evidence-based Practice
  • Informatics in Healthcare
  • Seminar: Health Policy
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Gaining Experience

Four scholarly projects 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

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Next Steps

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Candidates for the program are nurses who are advanced nursing practice leaders, nurse practitioners, educators or clinical specialists.

Application requirements:

  • Completed application form and all transcripts
  • Personal statement; Resume; two letters of recommendation
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Interview with the Program Director

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