Doctor of Nursing Practice Gerontology Concentration

Doctoral Nursing Program Level Objectives

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a concentration in Gerontology is designed to address the nursing faculty shortage throughout the United States. 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 intensive. Candidates for the program are those nurses who are advanced nursing practice leaders, nurse practitioners, educators or clinical specialists. The DNP curriculum is comprised of 27 core curriculum credits and 9 elective credits in Gerontology. 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 College 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, Science and Health Professions to develop your personal curriculum plan as the sequencing of courses can impact the time it takes you to complete the program.

Doctor of Nursing Practice
with a concentration in Gerontology

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
  • NU 713 Advanced Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • NU 716 Culture and Health Perspectives
  • NU 722 Quantitative Research Methods for Evidenced-Based Practice
  • NU 725 Qualitative Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice
  • NU 740 Scholarly DNP Project I
  • NU 741 Scholarly DNP Project II
  • NU 742 Scholarly DNP Project III
  • NU 743 Scholarly DNP Project IV

Gerontology Concentration Courses

  • HP 623 Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Approach
  • HP 626 Sociological, Political and Economic Perspectives in Gerontology
  • HP 629 Chronic Illness and Aging: Management, Palliation and End of Life Considerations
Regis College: Graduate Department