Change your life and advance your career by earning an MSN that aligns with your goals and passions.
As the world's intricate healthcare system and policies continue to change, the need has never been greater for highly proficient and forward-thinking leaders in the field of nursing. The Master of Science in Nursing at Regis College is constantly evolving to prepare students to meet the complex needs of the healthcare industry.
The master’s in nursing program at Regis equips working nurses with the relevant knowledge, skills, and experience needed to assume leadership positions in healthcare.
In order to support your personal and career goals, we offer ten different specialization tracks, which are available in either a nursing leadership or nurse practitioner focus. Each program is designed to equip you with a strong foundation of advanced nursing knowledge while, increasing proficiency in your chosen area of interest.
The length of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) can vary depending on how many courses a student takes each semester and which track or concentration is pursued. It is possible to earn your degree through our fully online MSN program.
There are many reasons that you might decide to earn your master’s degree in nursing.
Some choose to earn an MSN because they want to increase their salary. Some want increased respect from their peers and supervisors. Some want to eventually change the trajectory of their career in order to take on an educational or leadership position. And some simply want to improve their knowledge and skills so that they can provide better and more effective care for the patients under their ward.
Whatever your personal motivations, earning your master’s degree in nursing is likely an effective way to get there.
At Regis College, we offer a total of 10 tracks that students can choose to specialize in depending on their personal and career goals. These tracks are split into two separate groups:
Earning an MSN prepares students for direct practice and patient care, while a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program tends to focus on preparing students for research, policy, and managerial or leadership roles.
That being said, the lines between these two programs have begun to blur in recent years. Many DNPs still choose to practice, despite the supplementary training. Students will typically pursue their DNP after having already earned their master’s degree, as a supplementary degree that prepares them to advance their career.
Both the nurse practitioner and nursing leadership tracks prepare students with the knowledge and skills that they will need for advanced practice.
The primary difference is that while the nurse practitioner tracks prepare students specifically for direct patient care, the nursing leadership tracks layer in courses specifically designed to prepare students to meet the challenges of healthcare management.