Learn the knowledge and skills you need to have a real, lasting impact on patient outcomes.

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) provide a holistic approach to health and wellness - performing physical exams, giving health and wellness advise, and writing prescriptions for patients in hospitals, clinics and private practices.

Upon graduating our Master of Science - Nurse Practitioner program, you will have the skills necessary to provide care directly to patients, without the direct supervision of a doctor or physician.  Graduates specialize in one of five primary care tracks (Family, Pediatric, Adult-Gerontology, Psychiatric-Mental Health, or Women's Health) and, upon graduation, are prepared to sit for national certification.

Why Become a Nurse Practitioner?

There are many reasons that you might decide to earn your MSN and become a nurse practitioner.

Some choose to become an NP because they want greater autonomy and less direct supervision. Others are attracted to the high average salary that nurse practitioners enjoy - nearly $114,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Others still are drawn in by the stable job outlook: The field is expected to grow an average of 31 percent between 2016 and 2026, adding 64,000 jobs and outpacing the growth for all occupations by more than four times.

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Nurse practitioner currently ranks #7 on the Best Job list according to the U.S. News and World Report 2019!


All Regis College MSN students are expected to complete a 24-credit core curriculum, as well as a number of elective credits specific to their chosen concentration or track. For the Psychiatric-Mental Health track, there are 25 required credits; all other tracks require 22 additional credits. The core curriculum consists of coursework in advanced pathopysiology, nursing theory, research, pharmacology, leadership, and more.

  • Core Nurse Practitioner Requirements

    Course Credits
    NU 606 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
    NU 601 Nursing Theory 3
    HP 609 Health Policy, Politics and Perspectives 3
    NU 629 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention I 3
    NU 630 Scientific Inquiry for Evidence-Based Practice 3
    NU 641 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology II 3
    NU 650 Advanced Health Assessment 3
    NU 605 Concepts in Nursing Leadership 3
    Total 24

    All of the above courses must be completed before entering Primary Care Sequence, with the exception of HP 609.

Gaining Experience

Clinical placements provide the opportunity to learn from professionals in the nursing field. Recent placements include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Franciscan Hospital and Rosie’s Place. Graduates of this program are currently working at Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, and the Veterans Administration.

Experience the Regis Difference

Experience what makes our program unique before committing full-time. Take up to two of the following graduate courses before applying or being accepted into the program (note that the completion of the courses does not guarantee acceptance). Contact the graduate admission office to learn more. Please note that this applies to the on-campus MS in Nursing program only.

  • NU 601 Nursing Theory
  • NU 605 Concepts in Nursing Leadership
  • HP 609 Health Policy, Politics, and Perspectives
  • NU 606 Advanced Pathophysiology

Admission Requirements

Please note that applications for any given term must be completed no later than two weeks prior to the term start date in order to be considered for that term.

The Master of Science in Nursing is designed for students with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

  1. Completed application via the online application portal
  2. Official transcripts from every institution attended including undergraduate degree, transfer credits (both undergraduate and graduate) and prerequisites courses
  3. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  4. Completed prerequisite statistics course
  5. Resume
  6. Statement of Purpose
  7. Two letters of recommendation
  8. Interview
  9. A history of an unencumbered registered nurse license is required

Please note that the GRE is not required for the Master of Science in Nurse Practitioner program.

For more information on the program, please contact the graduate admissions counselor: