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University of Rhode Island
45 Upper College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Rhode Island MSN Degree Prerequisites
Rhode Island nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by the Rhode Island Board of Nursing and Professional Regulation as either an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner(ARNP).
To enroll in a MSN degree program in Rhode Island, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in Rhode Island and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of Rhode Island RN to MSN programs
Those holding Rhode Island RN certification have most likely already earned their Bachelors in Science of Nursing (BSN) degree. This is typically a four year training program at a nationally accredited school of nursing.
Contact your school of choice to learn more about their specific MSN program prerequisites.
Rhode Island MSN Degree Areas of Specialization
In Rhode Island, there are typically four specific areas that MSN degree seeking students may choose to specialize in. These include:
- Nurse Practitioner (NP)
- Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
- Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
- Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Check with the Rhode Island Board of Nursing and Professional Regulation to learn about the about the legal authority the state of Rhode Island grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.
Online MSN Degree Programs
In Rhode Island, online nursing degree programs are increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the convenience of nursing distance learning programs. As long as the online MSN program is nationally accredited, earning your MSN degree online is accepted and honored by the state of Rhode Island.
Rhode Island MSN Degree Resources
Here are a few examples of MSN degree programs in Rhode Island.