Doctor of Nursing Practice
Nursing Leadership

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 in intensive format. 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 leadership is comprised of 27 core curriculum credits and 9 elective credits in nursing leadership.The leadership concentration is designed to prepare nurses to lead change in our evolving and complex healthcare delivery system. 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 8 Core DNP Courses

  • NU 710 Informatics in Health Care (3 Credits)
  • NU 713 Advanced Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3 Credits)
  • NU 716 Culture and Health Perspectives (3 Credits)
  • NU 726 Advanced Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice I (3 Credits)
  • NU 727 Advanced Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice II (3 Credits)
  • NU 740 Scholarly DNP Project I
  • NU 741 Scholarly DNP Project II
  • NU 742 Scholarly DNP Project III
  • NU 743 Scholarly DNP Project IV

Nursing Leadership Concentration Courses

  • NU 605 Concepts in Nursing Leadership (3 credits)
  • NU 612 Organizational Structures in Nursing (3 credits)
  • NU 623 Regulatory Issues in Nursing Leadership (3 credits)

This program is offered in two convenient formats:

  • Oncampus Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Post-MS Option)
  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Post-MS Option)
Regis College Doctor of Nursing Practice: Nursing Leadership