Program Overview

The MS in Nursing Leadership and Health Policy Track nurses to assume leadership roles in an increasingly demanding healthcare field. Through this program at Regis College, we will help you develop skills in health policy development, advocacy, research, implementation and evaluation. Upon graduating from the MSN in Leadership and Health Policy Track, you will be prepared to work in hospitals, legislative agencies, healthcare companies and other health-related organizations.

In the Nursing Leadership and Health Policy Track you will master how to identify current policy issues impacting nursing and health care, how policy is made and how to lead and influence the development of health policy through effective advocacy in the political process.

Gaining Experience

A required internship 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.

  • MSN Core Requirements

    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 631 Scientific Inquiry for Evidence-Based Practice (Prerequisite NU 601) 3
    HP 601 Health Ethics and Law 3
    HP 608 Health Care Quality Management 3
    HP 622 Economics of Health Care 3
    Total 27
  • Health Policy Curriculum

    Course Credits
    HS 513A Issues in National Health Policy (typically offered fall semester) 3
    HS 521A Approaches to Political and Organizational Analysis (typically offered spring) 3
    Graduate elective, selected from Health Policy Course offerings at the Heller School 3
    Mentorship Requirement: NU 627 Mentorship in Nursing Leadership: Concentration in Health Policy 3
    Total 12

Application Requirements

The Master in Nursing Leadership and Health Policy is designed for students with Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

  • Completed application form, transcripts from undergraduate degree and all prerequisite courses
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Completed prerequisites
  • Resume, statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation
  • Interview
  • A history of an unencumbered registered nurse license is required.

Please note that the GRE is not required for the Master of Science in Nursing Leadership program.

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

Per Credit
Total Cost*

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