Nursing Leadership and Health Policy Masters

Master of Science - Nursing Leadership/Health Policy

Description Objectives Curriculum Experience Next Steps

Tuition Credits for graduation Time to Complete
$1,095 /credit 42 semester hours 2 years

Program Description

The MS in Nursing Leadership/Health Policy prepares nurses to assume leadership roles in an increasingly demanding healthcare field. The program teaches students health policy development, advocacy, research, implementation, and evaluation. Graduates of the MS in Nursing Leadership/Health Policy are prepared to work in hospitals, legislative agencies, healthcare companies, and other health-related organizations.


Program Objectives

You will learn current policy issues impacting nursing and health care, how policy is made, and how to lead and influence the development of health policy through effective advocacy in the political process.

Program Outcomes and Completion Rates




The MS in Nurse Leadership/Health Policy consists of 14 courses.

Coursework includes:

  • Concepts in Nursing Leadership
  • Issues in National Health Policy
  • Healthcare Quality Management
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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 working at Boston Children’s Hospital, Arbour Health Systems, and the Boston Medical Center.


Next Steps

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

Master of Science Nursing Leadership/Health Policy is designed for students with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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, and two letters of recommendation
  • 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 Nursing Leadership program.


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