University of Rhode Island
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Kingston, Rhode Island 02881
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Nursing Science - Doctor's degree
Nursing Science - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
This program is designed for registered nurses with an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing who wish to complete their baccalaureate degree. The College of Nursing has designed an accelerated program that recognizes the academic credits from the student's basic program. In addition, the credit requirement for graduation is reduced to 120 credits, nursing courses are specifically designed for RNs and the opportunity to take graduate level courses in nursing or related disciplines in partial fulfillment of the BS degree requirements is provided. nursing student
The RN to BS program requires 120 credits for graduation. Credits from other accredited colleges are accepted; however the student must complete at least 30 credits at URI in order to earn the B.S. degree in nursing. Students are assigned a faculty advisor who will provide individual assistance in planning a program of study.
-Diploma or associate degree in nursing from an NLN-accredited program.
-Current Rhode Island R.N. license.
-Current clinical practice experience.
-Acceptance by the Undergraduate Admissions Office into the B.S. degree program in nursing.
BSN Program Details
The baccalaureate program in nursing is designed to prepare men and women to become professional registered nurses. Upon graduation the student is eligible to take the State Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) and obtain an entry level position in medical, surgical, geriatric, maternity, pediatric, psychiatric-mental health or community nursing in a variety of settings: hospitals, home health care, clinics, community health agencies, hospices or the armed services.
The program is approved by the RI State Board of Nurse Registration and Nurse Education and is accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE).
Nursing is a creative profession that provides for the promotion of health, prevention of illness and care of patients. The curriculum integrates the humanities and the physical and social sciences with nursing courses. Students begin nursing courses during their freshman year with our first nursing course, Professional Practice in Health and Illness.
The clinical courses include experiences in numerous hospitals, community health agencies, nursing homes, schools and clinics throughout Rhode Island. From your very first clinical experience to your final semester, you will gain the competence and confidence needed to practice nursing within a constantly changing health care arena.
MSN Program Details
This curriculum provides advanced preparation in primary health care as a nurse practitioner, nursing education, and nursing administration.
Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric/Mental Health (ON HOLD)
Family Nurse Practitioner
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner/CNS
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The College of Nursing at the University of Rhode Island offers a DNP program in nursing. Its purpose is to prepare advanced practice nurses nurse at the highest level for clinical practice. It prepares clinicians capable of translating scientific findings, evaluating outcomes and programs, producing clinical scholarship, and transforming health care systems and policies.
The DNP program consists of 42 credits including 510 clinical practicum hours. A Master's degree in Nursing is required. At the present time, the curriculum builds on four specializations - family nurse practitioner, gerontological nurse practitioner, gerontological clinical nurse specialist, and psychiatric-mental health clinical nurse specialist. A unique feature is the close link between DNP and PhD course work where 4 required courses are shared.
The course work includes nursing courses in scientific thinking, research methods (qualitative and quantitative), informatics, administration/leadership, and evidence based strategies in health care (21 credits). Practicum courses are continuous throughout the program (6 total credits; 240 hours). Interdisciplinary courses include epidemiology, social and health care policy, and organizational design & decision making in the Colleges of Pharmacy, Human Science & Services, and Business in (9 credits). The program culminates with a capstone practicum (6 credits, 270 hours).