Our master’s degree in nursing is an accessible and intensive program designed for nurses who hold a B.S. in nursing and are seeking an advanced degree. Through didactic and experiential learning, our master’s program builds on the baccalaureate program to provide preparation for becoming an advanced practice nurse.
After completing 48 credits of graduate-level coursework and a minimum of 600 clinical hours, students receive the Master of Science in nursing and are eligible to sit for the family nurse practitioner national certification examination. Family nurse practitioners are advanced practice nurses who provide independent and collaborative health care based on evidence-based practice.
Qualified graduates are also eligible to progress seamlessly into our post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.
Our program is taught in a hybrid manner, offering personal connections with faculty through in-person classes combined with the flexibility of online learning for working adults. Classes are mainly offered in the evening at our Center for Adult Education in Warwick, while the course NUR512: Advanced Health Assessment is held in our state-of-the-art simulation laboratory in Newport, allowing for advanced practice skills development.