Rhode Island College

2018-2019 Catalog


Doctorate in Nursing Practice, D.N.P.

Debra Servello

Interim Dean, School of Nursing

 

Lynn Blanchette

Associate Dean, School of Nursing

Interim Graduate Department Chair: Joanne Costello

D.N.P. Program Director: Marie Wilks

D.N.P. Program Faculty: Professor Costello; Associate Professors Misto, Servello; Assistant Professors Dame, Dilibero, Hodne, Mock, Ross, Wilks

Admission Requirements for All D.N.P. Students

  1. A completed application accompanied by a fifty-dollar nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Master’s in Nursing in advanced practice specialty from a nationally accredited CCNE program OR Master’s in Nursing from a nationally accredited CCNE Program and submission of narrative to demonstrate advanced knowledge and clinical expertise in a defined area of practice. Applicants should summarize clinical experiences post-Master’s with an emphasis on demonstrated achievement of professional objectives in alignment with the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (AACN, 2011). Using these components, identify areas in your clinical practice that exemplify these categories in narrative format:
    • Sciences and Humanities
    • Organizational and systems leadership
    • Quality Improvement and Safety
    • Translating and Integrating Scholarship in Practice
    • Informatics and Healthcare Technologies
    • Health Policy and Advocacy
    • Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes.
    • Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving Health
    • Master’s-level Nursing Practice
  3. Applicants with international degrees must have their transcripts evaluated for degree and grade equivalency to that of a regionally accredited institution in the United States.
  4. An official report of scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) from international applicants who are from countries where English is not the first language.
  5. Certification as an advanced practice nurse (as applicable, based on role).
  6. Master’s GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  7. Current unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of intended practice.
  8. Letter of intent.
  9. Statement of intended area of study for D.N.P. project.
  10. Current CV.
  11. Transcripts from all post-secondary study.
  12. Three letters of recommendation.
  13. Verification of number of supervised clinical hours from prior advanced practice master’s program.
  14. Completion of a graduate level inferential statistics course within the prior three years.
  15. Proof of residency is required for in-state tuition.
  16. An interview may be required.
  17. Upon acceptance, a passport photo will be required.

Retention Requirements for All General Declared Nursing Majors

Students who earn less than a B in a required nursing course will be placed on probationary status and must earn a minimum grade of B in all required nursing courses over the next 9 credits.

Handbook

The School of Nursing Handbook for Graduate Students in Nursing provides detailed and essential information about the graduate nursing program. It is available online at www.ric.edu/nursing.

Course Requirements - Full-Time Students

First Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 701Scientific Underpinnings for Clinical Scholarship

3

Fall.
NURS 702Systems Leadership/Quality Improvement

3

Fall.
NURS 703Advanced Epidemiology and Biostatistics

3

Fall.

Second Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 704Clinical Research/Analytic Methods

3

Spring.
NURS 705/HCA 503Health Care Policy and Advocacy

3

Fall, Spring.
NURS 706Economics, Finance, Business Management

3

Spring.
NURS 720D.N.P. Project Planning Seminar

1

Spring.
NURS 791Directed Readings I

1

Spring.

Third Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 730D.N.P. Proposal Development

3

Summer.

Fourth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 707Information Technology/Decision Support

3

Fall.
NURS 709Population Health

3

Fall.
NURS 740D.N.P. Project Implementation

2

Fall.
NURS 792Directed Readings II

1

Fall.

Fifth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 708Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

3

Spring.
NURS 750D.N.P. Project Evaluation and Dissemination

1

Spring.
Total Credit Hours:36

Course Requirements - Part-Time Students

First Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 701Scientific Underpinnings for Clinical Scholarship

3

Fall.
NURS 703Advanced Epidemiology and Biostatistics

3

Fall.

Second Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 704Clinical Research/Analytic Methods

3

Spring.
NURS 705/HCA 503Health Care Policy and Advocacy

3

Fall, Spring.
NURS 791Directed Readings I

1

Spring.

Third Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 702Systems Leadership/Quality Improvement

3

Fall.
NURS 709Population Health

3

Fall.
NURS 792Directed Readings II

1

Fall.

Fourth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 706Economics, Finance, Business Management

3

Spring.
NURS 720D.N.P. Project Planning Seminar

1

Spring.

Fifth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 730D.N.P. Proposal Development

3

Summer.

Sixth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 707Information Technology/Decision Support

3

Fall.
NURS 740D.N.P. Project Implementation

2

Fall.

Seventh Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 708Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

3

Spring.
NURS 750D.N.P. Project Evaluation and Dissemination

1

Spring.
Total Credit Hours:36