College of Nursing

White Hall, 39 Butterfield Road, Kingston, RI 02881 – Phone: 401.874.2766 - Fax: 401.874.3811

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About the College

Mission Statement

To prepare nurses to excel as outstanding and compassionate clinicians, scholars, and leaders who will enhance the health and health care of individuals, families, communities, and populations both locally and globally.


  • Social justice, diversity, inclusivity, and civic engagement
  • Respectful, ethical, humanistic, and compassionate care
  • Intellectual curiosity, innovation, and scholarly inquiry
  • Leadership, life-long learning, and excellence in practice

Vision Statement

The College of Nursing is a progressive center for nursing education, knowledge development, and professional practice and service.  Our graduates will be clinicians, leaders, researchers, and scholars who are highly competent, grounded in a sense of inquiry, and committed to human caring.  Students and faculty will collaborate in the discovery, integration, application, and dissemination of knowledge in nursing. Clinical excellence will be enhanced through collaboration and partnerships within and outside the university. This vision will be accomplished in an intellectually stimulating, supportive environment that fosters individual and collective pursuits and respects diversity.

Quick Facts

Degree Programs

Undergraduate Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science (traditional)
  • Bachelor of Science (RN to B.S.) On Campus
  • Bachelor of Science (RN to B.S.) Online

Graduate Degrees Offered

  • Master of Science, with Specializations in:
    – Advanced Practice (Concentrations: Family, Acute Care, Adult-Gerontology/CNS)
    – Education
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


  • Undergraduate: Approximately 850


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accredited

The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master’s degree in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program at The University of Rhode Island is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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