Get to Know Our Graduate Nursing Programs


If you're looking to advance your nursing career in an environment that allows for in-person, hybrid, and online learning approaches, a RIC graduate nursing program may be ideal for you. Reach out to us with questions, join us at our next information session, or keep learning more.

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Nursing Students

Our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree with 3 Concentration Options

Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

Use mentoring and system changes to create empowering atmospheres for nurses to develop caring practices rooted in evidence-based methods, ethical decision-making, and diversity responsiveness

Nursing students in a simulation lab

Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Diagnose and treat patients through initial, ongoing, and comprehensive care.

Population/Public Health Nursing

Take on a leadership role in the community - improving outcomes for populations rather than individuals.

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4 Certificates of Graduate Study

2 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Options


Our MSN to DNP program prepares licensed nurses to become leaders, clinical scholars and experts who influence health-care policy. Our BSN to DNP program prepares nurses to provide the full scope of anesthesia care across the life span.

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Why Pursue an Advanced Nursing Program at RIC

Top 15
College for Nursing in New England among public regional universities - 2022 U.S. News & World Report
Rhode Island College is one of only 100 institutions worldwide accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
Local philanthropist Edward Avedisian donated $3 million to the School of Nursing, the largest individual gift in the college’s 167-year history.

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Debra Servello

Dr. Debra L. Servello, Graduate Nursing Chair

"We have degree and certificate options that can absolutely move your career forward, and many choices for how you want to learn. Nursing has long been an important component of RIC. Decide to become a part of our legacy and begin by reaching out to us."


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Rhode Island College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (