Nurse Practitioner Program

Master of Science in Nurse Practitioner

Description Objectives Curriculum Experience Next Steps

Tuition Credits for graduation Time to Complete
$1,125/credit 46-49 semester hours 2 years

Program Description

A shortage of primary care physicians, coupled with an aging population and a greater emphasis of wellness care has increased the demand for nurses. Working in hospitals, clinics and private practice, NPs perform physical examinations, provide health and wellness advice and write prescriptions. The Regis Master of Science in Nursing degree prepares you for this vital role in patient care.


Program Objectives

The Regis Master of Science in Nursing prepares you to sit for certification in one of the following five primary care nurse practitioner tracks.



All students in this program take a set of core courses as well as those in their specialty track.

Coursework includes:

  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Nursing Theory
  • Health Policy, Politics, and Perspectives


Gaining Experience

Clinical placements provide the opportunity to learn from professionals working in a clinical setting. Recent placements include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Franciscan Hospital Rosie’s Place. Graduates of this program are currently working at Mass General Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and the Veterans Administration.


Next Steps

Two graduate courses from the following four courses may be taken at Regis prior to applying and/or being accepted to the program:

  • NU 601 - Nursing Theory
  • NU 605 - Concepts in Nursing Leadership
  • HP 609 - Health Policy, Politics, and Perspectives
  • BI 612 - Advanced Pathophysiology

Please contact the graduate admission office at 781-768-7330 or for more information. Completion of the two courses does not guarantee acceptance.

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The Master of Science in Nursing is designed for students with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Application requirements:

  • Completed application form; transcripts from undergraduate degree and all prerequisites courses
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; completed prerequisite (Statistics)
  • Resume; Statement of Purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation: one must be from an advanced practice nurse
  • Interview
  • A history of an unencumbered registered nurse license is required

Please note that the GRE is NOT required for the Master of Science in Nurse Practitioner program.


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Contact Information


Admissions Counselor

Hillary Lyons
College Hall 216

Additional Information

Regis College Master's Programs