At Regis College, the Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner program can be completed in a hybrid on-campus format or completely online. While deciding which path to take, consider the following distinctions:

Campus-Based Hybrid

  • Flexible Course Options
    • You will take courses in-person and online (synchronous and asynchronous)
  • In-person Faculty and Peer Engagement
    • Regular and personal contact with professors and peers
  • Structured course schedule
    • Classes scheduled after 4 p.m. on the weekdays with weekend course options based on availability
  • Practical classes
    • In-person simulation labs to apply to hands-on experience


  • Asynchronous courses
  • Flexibility to complete your studies in your own time
  • Requires strong self-motivation and time management
  • Professors available on Zoom to meet, if requested

To determine which modality is right for you, ask yourself:

  • How do I learn best?
  • Who is most responsible for what and how much I learn? Me, the instructor, or both?
  • How much assistance do I need?
  • Am I primarily an independent problem-solver or do I prefer assistance?
  • Are new material/information/theories easy to comprehend on my own or do I find it easier to ask questions for immediate feedback?
  • Am I comfortable expressing myself in writing or is writing more difficult than expressing my thoughts verbally?
  • Is verbal interaction important to me?
  • Is my personal and professional schedule predictable or unpredictable?

What to expect from the campus-based hybrid program

As a campus-based hybrid program, you can expect a high-level of staff and faculty support all the way from admission to degree completion. You will be able to connect with your professors on a personal level, network with other MSN classmates, and have the hands-on experience for that practical learning experience.

What to expect from the online program

Pursuing your Master of Science in Nursing online gives you the flexibility and convenience you need to balance your education with your personal and professional demands. It can be especially helpful for those working in rural settings or similar areas where access to a traditional campus is limited.

Connect with a Graduate Admission Director to help you determine the best fit for your learning and lifestyle.