Why Earn Your Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)?

If you hold a bachelor's degree in nursing and are ready to take on the challenge of becoming a prepared nurse practitioner at the doctoral level, the Regis College Doctor of Nursing Practice program will prepare you for the highest level of practice. We will give you the skills needed to lead change in healthcare delivery by improving patient outcomes, influencing policy and shaping future generations of nurses.

You can get your DNP on our Weston campus or through our fully online program.

Our goal for the post-BS DNP includes preparing you to evaluate the theoretical bases for nursing, being able to synthesize evidence from research and theory to enhance delivery of quality health care, and the ability to generate knowledge through research and/or evidence-based practice in order to advance the nursing profession.

We invite you to download the BSN to DNP flyer to hear what a student has to say about their experience and more!

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Why Earn Your DNP degree at Regis College?

  • You want to teach the next generation of nurses
  • You have a passion for top-notch clinical care
  • You want to move the profession forward
  • You want to improve health care
  • Great ROI – median salary for a DNP graduate pursuing a nurse practitioner career is $111,680 according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics

Regis students benefit from the unique perspective of a values-based education integrated with cutting-edge technology and learning opportunities. Our innovative DNP program prepares nurses in a relevant health care field for a deeper and more meaningful professional care. Our student-centered faculty supports and encourages you to create your own path while keeping an eye on the future of health care.

Regis has given me a supportive learning environment to complete both my NP and DNP degrees. The small class sizes have allowed me to develop strong relationships with my professors; they all know me by name and know my individual career goals. For the NP program, professors have helped me find clinical placements and connect my clinical practice to my DNP area of focus. The faculty has also connected me with Regis alumni. These connections have provided me with excellent mentors and a support network. My DNP professors have gone above and beyond to work one on one with me to cultivate an engaging doctorate project that I am interested in and passionate about.
Thalia Bowie, BSN ’21, MS’ 23, DNP ‘24
  • Key Aspects of Our DNP Program

    Time To Complete

    The Post-BSN to DNP program prepares students to finish a little over three years At the completion of the program, you will have your DNP and be eligible to sit for your NP board exams

    Clinical Preceptorships

    Students will be required to complete 1000 clinical preceptorship and DNP hours. 600 hours will be completed during your nurse practitioner preceptorships, which will then prepare you to sit for your NP certification exam. 500 of those hours will count as DNP hours. Many of our students find preceptors with our healthcare partners. Please visit our Clinical Preceptorship webpage for more information.


    As a campus-based hybrid student, you will have the option to take in-person classes, online Zoom synchronous courses, and online asynchronous courses. The flexibility of course modality will help working professionals maintain employment as a registered nurse.

    In-person and online Zoom synchronous courses are usually held on weekdays after 4:30 p.m. or on the weekends.

    Scholarly Projects: Evidence-Based Practice/Quality-Improvement

    Explore in-depth critical issues in healthcare and share your work with the healthcare community.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) Program Tracks

    Family Nurse Practitioner

    Develop skills and knowledge to work with every age in a family practice environment.

    Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

    Provide care to mental health clients across the lifespan using contemporary psychotherapy modalities and knowledge of psychopharmacology.

    Additional Tracks Available Through Our Fully Online Program

    • Women’s Health
    • Pediatric
    • Adult Gerontology- Acute Care
    • Adult Gerontology- Primary Care Nurse Practitioner