URI College of Nursing to Hold Information Session of Graduate Programs

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KINGSTON- September 15, 2009- The University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing will hold two information sessions on it master’s and doctoral programs, the first on Wednesday, Oct. 7, held at White Hall, 2 Heathman Road, in the Student Commons on the second floor. The second information session will be held on Oct. 14, at the URI Feinstein Providence campus, Room 242. Both sessions will be at 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Mary Sullivan, director of graduate studies in nursing, will present the specifics on the programs and different areas of concentration within nursing, as well as the application process and funding possibilities for the programs. Nursing Dean Dayle Joseph will participate along with the entire faculty in the graduate program.

The master’s program prepares professional nurses for leadership roles in a variety of practice settings and advanced practice areas such as nursing administration and nursing education. The master’s program also offers clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner programs.

The information session will also cover the doctoral programs. The new doctor of nurse practice degree (DNP) prepares experts in specialized areas of advanced nursing with clinical, organizational, economic, and leadership skills. A slide presentation on the DNP is planned for the Oct. 7, information session. The doctor of philosophy degree prepares nurse scholars and researchers to advance nursing knowledge through testing of nursing theory and conducting research in clinical practice.

For more information check out http://www.uri.edu/nursing or call Bethany Fay at 401-874-5304 or the College of Nursing at 401-874-2766.