Learn how to acquire, store, retrieve, and use healthcare information to foster better collaboration among a patient's various health care providers through Regis College's DNP in Health Informatics program.

As a health informatics specialist, you will play a critical role in the push toward health care reform, and evolving a specialization that combines information technology, communications, and healthcare to improve the quality and safety of patient care.

The Regis DNP is designed for the working professional, with flexible classes in the evenings, weekends, online, and in an intensive format. Students meet with the director of the DNP program or the dean of the School of Nursing to develop a personalized curriculum plan.

The length of the program varies from three years to seven years based on how many courses are taken each semester. For current tuition information, please view Regis Graduate Programs' Tuition and Fees.

  • Prerequisites

    • NU 601 Nursing Theory
    • HP 609 Health Policy, Politics and Perspectives
  • 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)
  • Health Informatics Specialization

    Required Courses

    • HP-635 Health Information Systems
    • HP-638 Strategic Leadership in Health Informatics
    • HP-643 Database Design and Development in Healthcare
  • 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.