Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN to BSN Program is designed for Registered Nurse (RN) students. RN students apply to the College as transfer students. RN students are granted 37 credits for their basic nursing program and additional credit for other academic work. The RN to BSN program includes general education requirements and required nursing courses. The program responds to the needs of the RN student population by offering credit for prior learning, flexible course scheduling, individualized learning experiences, and career development advising. RN students are admitted to the College intending to major in nursing and apply to the School of Nursing according to established criteria.
BSN Program Details
The Basic Baccalaureate Program integrates knowledge of the arts and sciences with nursing theory to provide a framework for professional practice. The program is designed to be completed in four years. The three major elements of the nursing curriculum are general education, cognate and required nursing courses.
MSN Program Details
The Mission of the School of Nursing is to educate students for professional nursing practice in order to provide safe, high quality and equitable health care for all peoples. The baccalaureate program combines liberal arts and nursing education to assist students to develop knowledge, skills, and perspectives that foster collaboration and inter-professional practice to promote health and improve health outcomes. The Master's program in nursing educates nurses for diverse and expanded nursing roles.
-Assume advanced practice roles in adult/acute care or public health nursing
-Analyze contemporary and evolving healthcare needs of a diverse society
-Assume leadership responsibilities to shape nursing practice in acute/critical care or public health nursing
-Promote evidence-based practice through development of master's level research competencies and dissemination of research findings
-Engage in interdisciplinary practice to promote quality and safety in improving health outcomes
-Demonstrate ethical practice, personal responsibility, and continuing professional growth in an advanced practice role
-Initiate innovative healthcare technologies
-Apply theoretical knowledge from nursing and related disciplines in planning, directing, and evaluating quality health care
-Promote policies that ensure quality, cost effective care within a dynamic health care system
-Develop expertise in an identified functional area
Accelerated BSN Program Details
The BSN program for second degree candidates builds on the first baccalaureate degree and includes cognate and required nursing courses. Individualized plans of study are prepared upon application to the College. Second Degree Candidates are admitted to the College intending to major in nursing and apply to the School of Nursing for admission to the BSN program according to established admission criteria.