Doctor of Nursing Practice
Gerontology Concentration

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 with a concentration in gerontology is comprised of 27 core curriculum credits and 9 elective credits in gerontology. The gerontology concentration is designed to provide the advance practice nurse with additional knowledge and competencies related to care of the older adult. The curriculum has an interdisciplinary focus and incorporates sociological, political, and economic perspectives with special attention to the implications of chronic disease management and end of life care. 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 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 to develop your personal curriculum plan as the sequencing of courses can impact the time it takes you to complete the program.

Prerequisite Courses

(previous graduate course work may be transferred to fulfill prereqs)

  • NU 601 Nursing Theory (3 Credits)
  • NU 618 Seminar: Health Policy (3 Credits)

Required Courses

The DNP with a gerontology concentration consists of the 27 credit DNP core requirements plus the three elective courses listed below:

  • HP 623: Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Approach
  • HP 626: Sociological, Political, and Economic Perspectives in Gerontology
  • HP 629: Chronic Illness and Aging: Management, Palliation, and End of Life Considerations
Regis College Doctor of Nursing Practice: Gerontology Concentration