Master in Nursing Leadership / Clinical Research

Master of Science - Nursing Leadership/Clinical Research

Description Objectives Curriculum Experience Next Steps

Tuition Credits for graduation Time to Complete
$1,125 /credit 42 semester hours 2 years

Program Description

Clinical research is essential to innovation in medical treatment. Clinical research nurses combine their patient care skills with advanced knowledge of research protocols, regulations and management. The Regis MS in Nursing Leader/Clinical Research prepares you for roles in the growing field of medical research.


Program Objectives

Develop leadership skills needed to ensure patient safety, research integrity and study documentation. Students in this program earn a MS degree in Nursing Leadership & Clinical Research.

Program Outcomes and Completion Rates



Students in the MS program must satisfactorily complete 14 courses at Regis. Two tracks, Regulatory Management and Clinical Research Management allow you to tailor your program to your career interest

Coursework includes:

  • Health Ethics and Law
  • Concepts in Nursing Leadership
  • Overview of Health Product Industry
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Gaining Experience

The required mentorship allows you to apply classroom learning in a professional setting where you will develop your skills, learn from professionals working in the field, and build your professional network. Recent placements include Partners HealthCare - Brigham and Women's Hospital, Faulkner Hospital, and Joslin Diabetes Center. Recent graduates are currently working at Boston Children’s Hospital, Arbour Health Systems, and the Boston Medical Center.


Next Steps

Two graduate courses from the following three 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

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

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Master of Science Nursing Leadership/Clinical Management is designed for students with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program.

Application requirements:

  • Completed application form; transcripts from undergraduate degree and all prerequisites courses
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; completed prerequisites
  • Resume; Statement of Purpose; two letters of recommendation
  • Interview
  • A history of an unencumbered registered nurse license is required
  •  A nursing student who has previously been enrolled in a nursing program in another college/university must submit, as part of their application, a letter from the dean or director of the nursing program indicating that they left in good standing

Please note that the GRE is NOT required for the Master of Science in Nursing Leadership program. 



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