Doctors of Nursing Program Listing
|University of Rhode Island|
|2 Heathman Road
Kingston, RI 02881
|Year of First Graduating Class:||2012|
|Number of Students per Annual Cohort:||10|
|Post MSN hours required:||42|
|BSN to DNP hours required:||N/A|
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).
|Contacts:||Patricia M. Burbank, DNSc, RN
Email: email@example.comBethany Fay
Graduate Studies Secretary
Mary Sullivan, Ph.D., RN