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

Description Objectives Curriculum Experience Next Steps

Tuition Credits for graduation Time to Complete
Academic Year
76-79 semester hours 4 years full-time

Program Description

The complexity of healthcare delivery, as well as an emphasis on patient outcomes, and a shortage of qualified nurses have created a demand for advanced practice nurses trained at the doctoral level. If you hold a bachelor's degree in nursing and are ready to take on the challenge of becoming a doctorally prepared nurse practitioner, the Regis DNP nurse practitioner program will prepare you for the highest level of practice.

This program is offered in two convenient formats:

  • Oncampus Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Post-BS Option)
  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Post-BS Option)


Program Objectives

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.



Five nurse practitioner population foci, including Adult/Geriatrics, Family, Pediatrics, Psychiatric Mental Health and Woman's Health allow you to choose your area of concentration.

Coursework includes:

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Across Diverse Populations
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Nursing Leadership

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Gaining Experience

Clinical practicum hours are completed with community preceptors in a variety of settings and a scholarly project completed over four semesters will allow you to explore in-depth critical issues in healthcare and share your work with the healthcare community.


Next Steps

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Candidates are bachelor's prepared nurses who wish to pursue careers as nurse practitioners.

Application requirements:

  • Personal statement; Resume; two letters of recommendation
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required
  • Interview with the Program Director
  • A history of an unencumbered registered nurse license is required


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