Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety C.G.S.
- A completed application accompanied by a fifty-dollar nonrefundable application fee.
- A baccalaureate degree in an upper division nursing major from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program.
- 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.
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
- Completion of a course in statistics (MATH 240 or its equivalent), with a minimum grade of C.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in undergraduate course work. Provisional acceptance occasionally granted.
- 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.
- Current unrestricted licensure for the practice of nursing in Rhode Island.
- A professional résumé.
- Three professional references (at least one from the clinical area).
- A brief letter of intent, which includes a statement of goals.
- Proof of residency is required for in-state tuition.
- An interview may be required.
All students are expected to maintain a cumulative average of B (3.00) or better in their graduate program. Students who do not maintain a cumulative B (3.00) average will have their status reviewed by the Master’s Program Director. Students who achieve less than a B in a required nursing course (electives excluded) will be placed on probationary status. Students on probationary status must achieve a B or better in each required course over the next 9 credits. Two grades below B are sufficient cause for consideration of dismissal; the decision regarding students’ status will be made by the Master’s Program Director in consult with the Dean. Students may be required to repeat a course at the discretion of the Master’s Program Director. Please also refer to Section VI of the RIC Graduate Studies manual.
|NURS 501||Research Methods for Advanced Nursing Practice|
| Fall, Summer.
|NURS 502/HCA 502||Health Care Systems|
| Fall, Spring.
|NURS 503||Professional Role Development|
| Spring, Summer.
|NURS 505||Advanced Pharmacology|
| Fall, Spring.
|NURS 519||Quality/Safety in Advanced Practice Nursing|
|Total Credit Hours:||15||