Rhode Island College

2016-2017 Catalog


Doctorate in Nursing Practice, D.N.P.

Jane Williams

Dean, School of Nursing

 

Lynn Blanchette

Associate Dean, School of Nursing

Graduate Department Chair: Debra Servello

D.N.P. Program Director: Marie Wilks

D.N.P. Program Faculty: Professors Padula, Williams; Associate Professor Schwager; Assistant Professors Calvert, Dame, Misto, Mock, Servello, 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.
  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 capstone 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

Spring.
NURS 707Information Technology/Decision Support

3

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

1

Spring.

Third Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 730D.N.P. Proposal Development

2

Spring.

Fourth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 706Economics, Finance, Business Management

3

Fall.

NURS 709Population Health

3

Fall.
-Or-

NURS 710Environmental and Disaster Nursing

3

Fall.
 

NURS 740D.N.P. Project Implementation

2

Fall.

Fifth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 708Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

3

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

1

Spring.
ELECTIVE Elective

3

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

Spring.

Third Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ELECTIVE Elective

3

Fourth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 702Systems Leadership/Quality Improvement

3

Fall.
 

NURS 709Population Health

3

Fall.
-Or-

NURS 710Environmental and Disaster Nursing

3

Fall.

Fifth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 707Information Technology/Decision Support

3

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

1

Spring.

Sixth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 730D.N.P. Proposal Development

2

Spring.

Seventh Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 706Economics, Finance, Business Management

3

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

2

Fall.

Eighth Semester

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
NURS 708Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

3

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

1

Spring.
Total Credit Hours:36