Online Doctor of Nursing Practice
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Online MSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice

Health care is a dynamic and ever-evolving field, and more is now expected of nurse leaders. In fact, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has called for a doctoral level education to become the requirement for advanced practice nursing. Earning an online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) puts MSN-credentialed nurses like you at the forefront of the industry — prepared for leadership, nurse education, patient care, and to shape future policies and procedures in health care.

Why Choose Regis for Your Doctor of Nursing Practice?

Regis is a leading Catholic university, founded by the sisters of St.Joseph, that prepares students to succeed in an evolving, global world. Regis students benefit from the unique perspective of a values-based education integrated with cutting-edge technology and learning opportunities. Our innovative online DNP program prepares MSN-credentialed nurses like you for a deeper and more meaningful professional life. Our student-centered faculty supports and encourages you to create your own path while keeping an eye on the future of health care. Our online Doctor of Nursing Practice is accredited, and coursework is 100% online.

  • Complete coursework
    100% online

  • Complete in as
    few as 24 months

  • 3 start times
    per year

  • Apply with no
    GRE/GMAT

  • 96 full-time and 114 part-time faculty members

  • 100% of full-time faculty hold doctoral or other terminal degrees

  • Overall student job placement rate of 97% within 6 months of graduation

  • Founded in 1927 by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph Boston

  • First DNP program in the Boston Area

Reputation for Academic Excellence Our online DNP offers the same level of values-based education and student support as our highly regarded on-campus program with the added flexibility working professionals like you need to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Supportive Environment We’re here for you. With several levels of student support and a flexible learning environment, we’re breaking down the barriers that often prevent bright minds from reaching their full potential. Dedication to Social Justice Our commitment to social justice and lifelong learning isn’t summed up in one lecture; it’s woven into each course. Our DNP online degree is designed to help you promote lasting change in the lives of your patients through advanced, yet compassionate, care.

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice at a Glance

If you are a master's-prepared nurse working in an advanced practice role such as nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nursing leader, or nurse educator, our online DNP is the next step toward advancing your career, allowing you to focus on one of two areas: Nurse Education Teach the next generation of nurses in an academic setting. Nurse Leadership Study informatics, regulatory issues, organizational structures, and more for director, management, and executive positions.

Top Jobs for Doctors of Nursing Practice

By 2020, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has recommended that the DNP be required for advanced practice nursing. Similarly, the Future of Nursing report issued by the Institute of Nursing has called for nurses to take on greater responsibility to handle the growing number of patients requiring care. An online Doctor of Nursing Practice can put you at the forefront of health care, prepared to take on high-level positions and help meet the rising demand.

Some of the nursing jobs and average salaries your DNP from Regis can prepare you for include:

  • Nurse Researcher

    $90,000

    Use data to understand different health-related issues. Develop programs and initiatives for the improvement of public or private health. (explorehealthcareers.org)

  • Nurse Educator

    $112,000

    Teach the next generation of nurses in an academic setting and clinical units. (BLS)

  • Nurse Administrator

    $105,000

    Manage the nursing staff in a health care facility. Nurse administrators are licensed registered nurses with advanced education and experience in nursing. (BLS)

Top 5 reasons for getting a DNP*

  • #1

    You want to teach the next generation of nurses

  • #2

    You have a passion for top-notch clinical care

  • #3

    You want to move the profession forward

  • #4

    You want to improve health care

  • #5

    Great ROI — the average salary for a DNP graduate is $95,000

*Monster.com

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice Curriculum: Designed for You.

In as few as 24 months, you can earn your online Doctor of Nursing Practice from Regis College. There are three start times per year: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Curriculum includes:

  • Prerequisites
    NU 601 Nursing Theory and HP 609 Health Policy, Politics and Perspectives at the Master’s Level
  • NU 716 Cultural Perspectives in Health Care
  • NU 713 Epidemiology/Biostatistics
  • NU 726 Advanced Research Methods for EBP I
  • NU 710 Informatics in Healthcare
  • NU 727 Advanced Research Methods for EBP II
  • NU 740 Scholarly DNP Project I
  • NU 741 Scholarly DNP Project II
  • NU 742 Scholarly DNP Project III
  • NU 743 Scholarly DNP Project IV

Concentration Areas

  • Nurse Education
  • Nurse Leadership

Concentration Courses

Nurse Education

  • NU 670 Seminar in Teaching and Learning for Nurse Educators
  • ED 620 Instructional Methods in Nursing Education
  • ED 622 Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education

Nurse Leadership

  • NU 605 Concepts in Nurse Leadership
  • NU 612 Organization and Structure in Nursing Leadership
  • NU 623 Regulatory Issues: Nurse Leadership

Admission Requirements

  • MSN degree from regionally accredited institution and accredited nursing program
  • Active unencumbered RN license
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Resume and 2 essays
  • No GRE required

About Regis

As a leader in education, Regis is dedicated to offering programs with a holistic view of health care that are designed for the future of the field. Through cutting-edge coursework, industry-active faculty members, and an array of majors and graduate programs, Regis has been able to positively impact the educational community, health care landscape, and personal lives of students nationwide. When you choose Regis, you join a closely knit community with big university benefits. As a Regis student, you have the opportunity to build a solid foundation, lasting professional connections, and the specialized expertise you need to expand your skills and perspective. Prepare to enter the workplace confidently with an education of the highest standard.

Let’s move forward.

Wherever you are in your career and wherever you want to be, look to Regis for a direct path no matter your education level. Fill out our form to learn more about our program options or to get started on your advanced degree today.