Doctor of Nursing Practice Health Policy Concentration

Doctoral Nursing Program Level Objectives

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 Health Policy offered through Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. 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 Health Policy

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

Health Policy Track Courses

  • HS 513A Issues in National Health Policy* (Typically offered fall semester)
  • HS 521A Approaches to Political & Organizational Analysis* (typically offered spring semester)
  • One graduate elective to be selected from the Health Policy Course offerings at the Heller School*

*All three Health Policy Track courses must be completed through Brandeis University’s Heller School.

Regis College: Graduate Department