Why Choose Regis for Your Online Master of Science in Nursing?

The online MSN is a virtual extension of our highly regarded on-campus program, one of the largest nurse practitioner programs in Massachusetts. At Regis, we work directly with active nursing professionals to provide an educational experience rooted in today’s prevailing medical practices, while also imparting the critical thinking skills necessary to excel as a nurse practitioner. At Regis, our student NP pass rates exceed the national average in most specialized areas of practice. 

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100% online, flexible learning environment

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Qualify to sit for NP certification exams

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Complete in as few as 28 – 36 months

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Exceed national average NP pass rates* 

Entry points: ADN/BSN/Bachelor’s to MSN 

*Based on a three-year aggregate of Regis MSN NP pass rates.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Online Specializations

Learn how to drive positive change in your role through increased specialization, enhanced autonomy, and prescriptive authority as an advanced practice nurse. Focus your online MSN in one of six specializations designed to build your expertise in a distinct area of nursing serving populations with unique needs.


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Length: 28-36 months
Total Credits: 46-64 (64 for PMHNP specialization)

Application Deadlines:

Fall: 07/05/2021
Spring: 11/02/2021

Upcoming Start Dates:

Fall: 08/30/2021
Spring: 01/04/2022

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Qualify to Sit for Certification Exams

Completing the online Master of Science in Nursing program can help you sit for exams from the following certification boards (based on your chosen specialty):

  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
  • National Certification Corporation

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Master’s Programs Guide ranked Regis #16 in 50 Best Online Master of Science in Nursing Programs.

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Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

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Designated as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing

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.

“In recent years, Regis has become a powerhouse in professional and graduate education in nursing and health sciences. As a result, our university has become increasingly visible locally, nationally, and internationally.”

President Dr. Antoinette Hays, RN, Ph.D.

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 health care foundation, lasting professional connections, and the specialized expertise you need to expand your skills and perspective. Prepare to enter in-demand fields such as nursing and health administration confidently with an education of the highest standard.

What’s next?

You can prepare to gain more independence and authority in your nursing career — and help answer the call for more nurse practitioners and primary care providers. Earn your online MSN and prepare to enhance your knowledge and explore new professional benefits.