College of Nursing

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

Think Big, We Do.
Rhode Island Seal

Graduate Programs

How to Apply

The completed online application and all supporting documents must be received by February 15th for Fall admission and October 15th for Spring admission. Applications must be received by January 30th for consideration for departmental financial aid for the following year. There is no assurance that applications completed after specified deadlines will be processed in time for enrollment in the desired semester. Admission is valid only for the term offered and must be reconsidered if a postponement is subsequently requested.

Applications are not reviewed until all materials are received by the Department for which you are applying. Please have all your materials sent directly to the Graduate Admission Committee, White Hall, URI College of Nursing, 39 Butterfield Rd, Kingston, RI 02881-2021, Ph: 401.874.2766

Application materials include:

  • A completed online application for Admission
  • Application fee of $65 – online payment preferred.
  • Personal Statement – 1-2 pages (included in the online application).
  • 2 Official copies of all College Transcript(s) (sent by the institution)
  • 2-3 Letters of Recommendation (3 letters required for NP programs) (referees email addresses are entered in the online application. They will electronically submit their recommendation).
  • Certificate of Residency (if applying for in-state, or regional tuition)
  • Resume (2 copies)

International Students only must also produce:

  • Official TOEFL Scores (these MUST be sent electronically by the testing service)
  • Official English translation of College Transcript(s)
  • Certificate of Financial Responsibility

Please Note: DO NOT submit more than one application for the same degree program.

Masters Admission Requirements

  • MAT (no older than 5 years). Go to or call (in RI) MAT testing centers: Salve Regina College (401)341-2913, Providence College (401)865-2247, or Rhode Island College (401)456-8003.
    or GRE (no older than 5 years) Go to for information on GRE testing and preparation.
  • Bachelors degree from an AACN or NLN or-accredited program with an upper-division major in nursing
  • Undergraduate course in statistics (PSY 300 preferred, or STA 220 – course content to include
    probability to help interpret nursing research)

If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Graduate Studies, Pat Burbank, at (401)874-5314 or

Helpful Links

Search Nursing

Copyright © 2015 University of Rhode Island.

The University of Rhode Island
Think Big, We Do.
A-ZDirectoryContact UsJump to top