The doctor of nursing practice with a concentration in nursing education is designed to address the nursing faculty shortage throughout the United States. Candidates for the program are nurses who are clinical specialists, educators, nursing practice leaders or nurse practitioners.

The DNP nursing education curriculum with a concentration is comprised of 27 core credits and nine elective credits in nursing. The length of the program varies from three to seven years based on how many courses are taken per semester. 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 will take for you to complete the program. A maximum of six graduate credits may be accepted for transfer. For up-to-date tuition information, please view the Regis Graduate Programs Tuition and Fees page.

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

Required Courses

  • Prerequisites

    Previous graduate course work may be transferred to fulfill 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)
  • Required Concentration Courses

    In addition to the 27 credit DNP core requirement, the DNP concentration is nursing education consists of three courses (9 Credits) in nursing education:

    Course Name Credits
    NU 670 Seminar in Teaching and Learning for Nurse Educators 3
    NU 636 Instructional Methods in Nursing Education 3
    NU 637 Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education 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.