Program Overview

Study the various aspects of health, illness, and healthcare and find ways to improve the health of patients with a Master's in Nursing Leadership and Clinical Research from Regis College. This program teaches you how to design and implement scientific studies using the proper techniques of research integrity and study documentation. Nursing research helps provide a knowledge base that educates and influences the healthcare field from everything to patient care and recovery to pain management.

Gaining Experience

A required mentorship allows you to apply classroom learning in a professional setting where you will develop your skills, learn from professionals working in the field, and build your professional network. Recent placements include Partners HealthCare-Brigham and Women's Hospital, Faulkner Hospital, and Joslin Diabetes Center. Recent graduates are currently working at Boston Children’s Hospital, Arbour Health Systems, and the Boston Medical Center.

Required Courses

Students in the MSN program must complete 14 courses at Regis. We offer two program specializations that help tailor the program to your career interest.

  • Core Curriculum

    Course Credits
    NU 601 Nursing Theory 3
    NU 605 Concepts of Nursing Leadership 3
    NU 612 Organizational and Structure in Nursing Leadership 3
    HP 609 Health Policy, Politics, and Perspectives 3
    NU 623 Regulatory Issues in Nursing Leadership 3
    NU 627 Clinical Mentorship 3
    NU 631 Scientific Inquiry for Evidence-Based Practice (Prerequisite NU 601) 3
    HP 601 Health Ethics and Law 3
    RA 601 Overview of the Health Product Industry 3
    RA 602A Overview of Health Product Regulation 3
    CO 613 or HP 603 1 Writing for the Professional Workplace 3
    HP 622 Economics of Health Care 3
    1. HP 603 enrollment requires instructor's approval and writing sample submission.
  • Regulatory Management Specialization

    Choose two:

    Course Credits
    RA 603A Pharma Product Regulation (Prerequisites: RA 601 and RA 602A) 3
    RA 604A Medical Device Regulation (Prerequisites: RA 601 and RA 602A) 3
    RA 615 Quality Sys and Risk Management (Prerequisites: RA 601 and RA 602A) 3
  • Clinical Research Management Specialization

    Choose two:

    Course Credits
    RA 608 Clinical Research Methods (Prerequisites: RA 601 and RA 602A) 3
    RA 609 Clinical Trial Management (Prerequisites: RA 601 and RA 602A) 3
    RA 616 Project Management (Prerequisites: RA 601 and RA 602A) 3
Per Credit
Total Cost*

* Based on the academic year 2021-2022. Cost per credit and total cost subject to inflation.

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