The Regis College Richard and Sheila Young School of Nursing is pleased to announce that its online Master of Science in nursing (MSN) program is ranked first among the top registered nurse (RN) to nurse practitioner (NP) programs in the country by, the go-to source for nursing news and career resources.

The online MSN program at Regis offers NP specialties in pediatrics, family practice, psychiatric mental health, women’s health, and both acute and primary care adult-gerontology.

“Regis’ online MSN program provides students who aspire to become nurse practitioners with an academically rigorous education that prepares them to meet the diverse needs of the healthcare industry. Given the current shortage of nurses in New England and nationwide, this program is not only providing social mobility and pathways to additional education, but also provides hospitals and medical facilities with new, well-educated nurses.,” said Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Mary Erina Driscoll, PhD. “The faculty and students in Regis’ nursing program are honored to be recognized by for our commitment to educating the next generation of nurses.”

With several degrees of student support and a flexible learning environment, the university’s inclusive approach features three different entry points, including one for individuals with an associate's degree in nursing.

In identifying the top ten for this list, considered the following criteria: acceptance rate, number of degrees conferred, student-to-faculty ratio, availability of online classes, and mean undergraduate or associate's degree grade point average.

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