- Brigham & Women’s Hospital
- Care New England
- Scribe America
- The Groden Center
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.