University of Rhode Island

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
Curriculum Delivery: Hybrid

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
Ph: 401-874-5314
Fax: 401-874-3811
Email: pburbank@verizon.netBethany Fay
Graduate Studies Secretary
p. 401.874.5334

Mary Sullivan, Ph.D., RN
Director of Graduate Studies
p. 401.874.5339