MASTER'S Admission Requirements:
- MAT or GRE (no older than 5 years). For information regarding MAT online, go to: www.milleranalogies.com or call MAT testing centers: Salve Regina College 401-341-2913, Providence College 401-865-2247, or Rhode Island College 401-456-8003. Go to www.ets.org/gre for information on GRE testing and preparation.
- Bachelor's degree from an AACN or NLN-accredited program with an upper-division major in nursing
- Undergraduate course in statistics (PSY 300, which is preferred, or STA 220): course content should include probability to help interpret nursing research)
Additional requirements for specialization in:
Family Nurse Practitioner or Gerontological Nurse Practitioner: - two years of professional nursing practice *For further specific info regarding NP, please contact Dr. Denise Coppa at 874-5306.
DOCTORAL Admission Requirements:
- GRE (no older than 5 years). Go to www.ets.org/gre for information on GRE testing and preparation.
- Bachelor's degree from an AACN or NLN-accredited program or its equivalent in nursing (cumulative average 3.00)
- Master's degree in nursing or its equivalent (cumulative average 3.30)
- Two scholarly papers (one theoretical and one empirical) or a master's thesis or equivalent
- Course in statistics including inferential statistics
Please apply online by going to www.uri.edu/gsadmis with on-line application (scroll down to where it says "Apply Online Now!" and click).
Then submit all collateral materials in one large envelope addressed to:
Graduate Admissions Committee
College of Nursing, University of Rhode Island
39 Butterfield Rd, White Hall
Kingston, RI 02881-2021
Required Application Materials
- copy of current curriculum vita (detailed resume).
- letters of recommendation:
- Master's: two professional letters of reference on letterhead, each in its own envelope, sealed and signed by referee across the flap (three professional letters strongly recommended for nurse practitioner).
- Doctoral: three professional letters of recommendation for doctoral study on letterhead, including one by a doctorally prepared person, each in its own envelope, sealed and signed by referee across the flap.
- two scholarly papers (Doctoral applicants only - see above)
- two complete official transcripts of all work (undergraduate and graduate) in sealed envelopes and official signature signed across the flap.
- completed and notarized Certificate of Residency if you qualify for in-state tuition and fees.
- Online payment for the nonrefundable application of $65. Without this fee your application cannot be processed.
- completed Financial Award Application if you wish to apply for financial assistance. For more information on Financial Assistance please click here.
Note: Facsimile (FAX) copies of applications or supporting documents are not accepted.
*Test scores should be sent DIRECTLY from the testing agency to the College of Nursing
*The completed application package and all supporting documents must be received by APRIL 15 for FALL admission and NOVEMBER 15 for SPRING admission, although applications are considered throughout the academic year. There is no assurance that applications completed after specified deadlines will be processed in time for enrollment in the desired semester.