Before applying, you should ask yourself the following questions:
Why is a DNP degree important?
There are over three million nurses in the U.S. health care workforce. Yet, fewer than one percent hold a doctoral degree in nursing, or in a nursing related field.
The highest degree in the field, a DNP can broaden your career options and increase your value to employers. A doctorate can give you a seat at the table among medical doctors and psychiatrists as you make decisions about patient care.
Is a DNP degree for me?
If you want to lead others and influence change in your field, a DNP may be the path for you.
Consider some of the main benefits of a DNP degree: A DNP degree will increase your level of clinical education and help strength your leadership abilities. By preparing to become a leader in our nursing community, you’ll go on to help improve the practice of nursing and patient outcomes, while strengthening health care delivery overall.
So if you’re looking to take the next step in your career – such as a leadership role in clinical practice, administration, or nursing education – a DNP degree from Regis may be right for you.
What will I learn in Regis’ Doctor of Nursing Practice program?
This post-master’s DNP curriculum prepares nurses at advanced levels of leadership and clinical practice, covering topics like:
- Epidemiology and health promotion for populations
- Advanced leadership for collaborative models of care
- Dynamics of organizations, systems design, and evaluation
- Health policy analysis and development
What are the benefits of a DNP degree from Regis? Our unique program is tightly aligned with our Jesuit values and focuses on service to vulnerable, underserved, and diverse populations. Community-based service projects create educational experiences and teach students to apply classroom knowledge.
Regis is fully accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (AACN-CCNE).
What class formats are available?
The online format allows you to log in anytime, day or night, as you complete assignments. You can continue to work while you pursue your DNP degree. Each class lasts eight weeks, so you can progress quickly. No campus visits are required for online students.
We offer two plans of study for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program: a two-year (six-semester) option, or a three-year (nine-semester) option.
Meet our nursing faculty
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