Nursing for the most pressing global health issues and concerns.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a concentration in global public health program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills that they will need to lead healthcare programs across the industry.

Students learn to critically analyze global health issues related to policy, epidemiology, and biostatistics in order to promote health equity and develop the skills to systematically assess and evaluate intervention strategies. This ultimately empowers graduates to work with a diverse range of populations, influence policy, and make a lasting difference in domestic and international public health.


All Regis College DNP students are expected to complete a 27-credit core curriculum, as well as nine elective credits. This includes coursework on advanced research methods, as well as four scholarly project classes which allow you to explore in-depth critical issues in healthcare and share your work with the healthcare community.

For those pursuing the concentration in global public health, these elective credits will consist of courses on biostatistics, critical analysis of global health issues, and the contemporary practice of global public health nursing.

The length of the DNP program can vary from three to seven years, depending on how many courses a student takes each semester. All students meet with the Dean of the School of Nursing to develop their own personal and customized curriculum plan, which takes into account the sequencing and cadence of courses.

The Regis DNP is formatted in a way that allow students to work full-time while working on their degree. Classes are offered evenings, weekends, online, or in a hybrid format. Candidates for the program are advanced nursing practice leaders, nurse practitioners, educators or clinical specialists.

Note: A maximum of six graduate credits may be accepted for transfer.

  • Prerequisites

    Course Name Credits
    NU 601 Nursing Theory 3
    HP 609 Health Policy, Politics and Perspectives 3
  • DNP Core Requirements

    Course Name Credits
    NU 710 Health Care Informatics 3
    NU 713 Advanced Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
    NU 716 Culture and Health Perspectives 3
    NU 726 Advanced Research Methods for EBP I 3
    NU 727 Advanced Research Methods for EBP II 3
    NU 740 Scholarly DNP Project I 3
    NU 741 Scholarly DNP Project II 3
    NU 742 Scholarly DNP Project III 3
    NU 743 Scholarly DNP Project IV 3
    Three Electives 3 (each)
    Total 30
  • Global Public Health Specialization

    Required Courses

    Course Name Credits
    PBH 600 Biostatistics 3
    PBH 608 Critical Analysis of Global Health Issues 3
    NU 671 Contemporary Practice of Global Public Health Nursing 3
  • Admission Requirements

    Candidates eligible for this program hold a master's degree in nursing, and function in advanced practice roles including nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nursing leaders and nursing educators.

    • Completed application form, including all transcripts.
    • Completed Hours Verification Form (applicants are required to complete this form in addition to the online application).
    • Two essays; a resume; two letters of recommendation.
    • A minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 is required.
    • Interview with the program director.
    • The GRE/MAT requirement will be waived for those applicants whose GPA was 3.5 or higher in their MS in nursing program.
    • Applicants are encouraged to review the AACN Essentials for Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice and incorporate these essentials in their essays.