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Go from professional practitioner to industry leader with a graduate degree in Nursing & Health Sciences from Rhode Island College. Our master's and terminal degree programs prepare nurses and health scientists to advance through their fields, becoming change agents capable of transforming healthcare systems and conducting cutting-edge research.

OUTCOMES AND CAREER TRACKS

Job Placements

  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Care New England
  • Lifespan
  • Scribe America
  • The Groden Center

Sample Careers

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Clinical and Administrative Leadership Positions

Our Graduate Programs

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

About this Program

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is the terminal degree in nursing for practice. Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates are prepared at the highest level of practice and are prepared to serve in advanced clinical and leadership positions. 

Why Rhode Island College?

The DNP program at Rhode Island College is aligned with the Doctor of Nursing Practice essentials (AACN, 2006). By attaining doctoral level competencies in these areas, students are prepared to participate as full scholars in the effective translation of evidence into practice and achievement of optimal outcomes at the patient, population and system levels.

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Program Information

Degree
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Accreditations
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Masters of Nursing Science

About this Program

Nursing education at the Master’s level offers opportunities to specialize in Adult/Gerontology Acute Care, Nurse Anesthesia, and Population/Public Health Nursing. Within the Adult/Gerontology Acute Care option, nurses may choose to prepare for either the Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGACCNS) or the Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) role.

Why Rhode Island College?

All study options include a strong clinical focus. The ultimate aim of the program is to improve health and health care outcomes by preparing expert nurses for advanced practice roles.

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Dr. Patricia A. Molloy

Associate Professor

Program Information

Degree
Master of Science in Nursing
Concentrations
Adult/Gerontology with an Acute Care Emphasis, Nurse Anesthesia, Population/Public Health
Accreditations
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education