Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs

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Become a leader, clinical scholar and expert who influences health-care policy.

Prepared for Highest Level Practice

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.

Ready for Patient, Population and Systems Level Contributions

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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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 (

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Program Director

Dr. Kara P. Misto

Associate Professor