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Those who are currently working as a nurse, or are interested in pursuing a nursing career in the future, may want to look into the possibility of obtaining a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. This degree is meant to help students gain a greater understanding of the financial, ethical, and administrative procedures that go into the medical profession, as well as the how to provide highest possible level of clinical care. DNP programs in Rhode Island better prepare nurses to take on new challenges and managerial roles in various healthcare departments.
The University of Rhode Island is the only school in the state of Rhode Island that offers a DNP program. At the University of Rhode Island, there are separate DNP programs for an individuals who have obtained an MSN degree, and individuals who have obtained a BSN degree. The program features the following specializations:
This program is 42 credits, and a full-time student is expected to take 9 credits per semester.
In order to be admitted to the DNP program with a BSN degree, an individual must:
In order to be admitted to the DNP program with an MSN degree, an applicant must: