Regis was recently named in the U.S. News and World Report’s list of 2024 Best Nursing Schools, specifically for the university’s Doctor of Nursing program (DNP), earning a spot in the lists top one hundred and fifty programs.

The DNP program at Regis provides nurses who are nurse leaders, nurse practitioners, or educators with the educational training to advance their careers and pursue leadership roles in healthcare organizations. With classes offered in person and online, students can choose the option that best suits their schedule.

Regis’ DNP program aims to prepare students to evaluate the theoretical bases for nursing, learn to synthesize evidence from research and theory to enhance delivery of quality health care, and to learn to generate knowledge through research and/or evidence-based practice to advance the nursing profession.

“It is an honor getting to work with the DNP students,” said Interim Carol A. Donovan Endowed Dean of Nursing, Sharon Higgins, DNP ’23, NP-C, ONC, WCC. “At this level, students enter the program with a quality improvement or evidence-based practice topic of interest and transform it into a scholarly practice project. The faculty help to ensure that students build the necessary character and confidence they will need in preparation for a successful career as a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner.”