Since its establishment 25 years ago, graduates of our Masters and Doctoral programs have become leaders in advanced clinical practice, academic, research and administrative positions. They have touched the lives of thousands of people in Rhode Island, the U.S. and around the world. You will find we offer individual attention and a welcoming environment for advanced study in nursing. We invite you to explore our website and contact us to talk about your professional ambitions.
Master of Science
This curriculum provides advanced preparation in advanced practice as a nurse practitioner, nurse educator, and nurse administrator.
Doctor of Philosophy
The purpose of the Ph.D. program is to prepare nurse scholars and researchers capable of advancing nursing knowledge through the development and testing of nursing theory and the conduct of research in clinical practice.
Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Doctorate of Nursing Practice program prepares advanced practice nurses at the highest level for clinical practice. It prepares clinicians capable of translating scientific findings, evaluating outcomes and programs, producing clinical scholarship, and transforming health care systems and policies.
Nurses who have completed a Master's Degree may choose additional preparation in Education, Administration, or in advanced practice specializing in Family Nurse Practitioner or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
Students are encouraged to take courses and participate in research studies associated with Thanatology to provide an understanding of death, dying, and grief.
Graduate Studies Secretary
Patricia Burbank, D.N.Sc., RN
Director of Graduate Studies