Rhode Island FNP Programs
We do not currently have any FNP programs in our directory in Rhode Island, but there are a few MSN programs available.
The Rhode Island Board of Nursing requires that all APRN applicants first achieve national certification through an approved APRN licensure certification organization and exam. The Board approves APRNs for three different roles: Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). APRNs may practice as a primary or acute care provider and must choose a population focus.
Online MSN programs in Rhode Island
The following schools offer Master of Science in Nursing programs. There are many programs available in Rhode Island, but the following emphasize online learning.
The University of Rhode Island
This program offers four tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. All tracks can be completed full time in 2.5 years and part-time in 3. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredits all programs offered at this University. Graduates may pursue certification through an approved certification organization.
Rhode Island College
This program offers three tracks: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, or Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). Students may choose full or part-time study. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredits all programs offered at this college.
Salve Regina University
This program offers one track: Family Nurse Practitioner. Classes are taught in a hybrid method. Graduates are eligible to pursue certification through an approved certification organization. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the New England Commission of Higher Education.
Nursing Licensure in Rhode Island
The Rhode Island Board of Nursing requires that all APRN applicants first receive a registered nurse license. After attending an undergraduate program approved by the Rhode Island Board of Nursing, registered nurse applicants must earn a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and then apply with the Rhode Island State Board of Nursing for licensure. Rhode Island does not participate in multi-state licensure for nurses of any level.
MSN and FNP Salaries in Rhode Island
The United States Bureau of Labor reports that the annual mean wages for a Nurse Practitioner in Rhode Island are $108,630. This amount is less than the nationwide median yearly salary of $113,930 for Nurse Practitioners. Registered Nurses report $76,650.00.
The United States Bureau of Labor reports the job outlook for Nurse Practitioners to grow by 26% from 2018 to 2028.