The Doctor of Nursing Practice with a focus on Integrative Health is designed to provide preparation in the emerging field of complementary and alternative methods in healthcare.

The Regis DNP is formatted in a way that allows students to work full-time while working on their degree. Classes are offered evenings, on weekends, online, or intensive. Candidates for the program are advanced nursing practice leaders, nurse practitioners, educators or clinical specialists. The DNP curriculum is comprised of 27 core curriculum credits and nine elective credits in Integrative Health. A maximum of six graduate credits may be accepted for transfer. The length of the program varies from three to seven years based on how many courses a student takes per semester. For up-to-date tuition information, please view Regis' Graduate Programs' Tuition and Fees page.

It is important that you meet with the director of the DNP program or the dean of the School of Nursing to develop your personal curriculum plan as the sequencing of courses can impact the time it takes you to complete the program.

  • 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)
  • Integrative Health Specialization

    Required Courses

    Course Name Credits
    NU 635 Complementary Therapies and the Nurse 3
    HP 645 Science of Integrative Health 3
    NU 648 Integrative Health for Women 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.