RHODE ISLAND NURSING LICENSE

Important Note: Nursing licensure and practice requirements are subject to change. Nursing License Map makes its best effort to keep content accurate; however, the ultimate authority is your state board of nursing. Be sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education before applying for licensure or renewal. Last updated: 11/28/2017

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in Rhode Island
Nursing Licenses in Rhode Island Master's Required?
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Y
Registered Nurse Practitioner (NP) Y
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Y
Registered Nurse (RN) N
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) N
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) N

Rhode Island Nursing Salary Average

Nursing Assistants: $29,560

Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurses: $55,410

Registered Nurses: $75,200

Nurse Practitioners: $109,430

Salary of nurses in Rhode Island can vary widely based on specialization. These figures are based on information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Learn more about Rhode Island nursing salaries.

Learn about education financing options for nurses on our nursing scholarships and financial aid page.

There are many paths to becoming a nurse in Rhode Island. The one you take will mostly depend on the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The more education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Rhode Island, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Rhode Island nursing licenses on this page. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in healthcare, it’s sometimes difficult to stay current. If you have any comments on or suggestions for our information about nursing in Rhode Island, please let us know!

Compact State Status

Rhode Island is a Nursing Licensure Compact state.

Prescriptive Authority in Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, Certified Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists may apply for prescriptive authority for controlled substances under schedule II to Vin collaboration with physicians.

Rhode Island Nursing Licensure Renewal

Nursing licenses in Rhode Island expire biennially. Ten hours of continuing education are required for renewal, except for Certified Nursing Assistants.

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Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

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The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

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Advanced Practice Registered NursingCertified Nurse Practitioner, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist – in Rhode Island

Education
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse graduate or post-graduate program
Examination
Varies according to prerequisite national certification

Fees
Application: $145
Experience
Varies according to prerequisite national certification

Certification Required
Varies according to specialty area, but must include Registered Nurse license

Renewal
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licenses in Rhode Island expire biennially. Ten hours of continuing education are required for renewal.

Additional Information
None

 

Registered Nurse (RN) in Rhode Island

Education
Board-approved basic professional nursing education program

Examination
National Council Licensure Examination

Fees

Application: $135

National Council Licensure Examination: $200


Experience
None

Renewal
Registered Nurse licenses in Rhode Island expire biennially. Ten hours of continuing education are required for renewal.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Endorsement is available to Registered Nurses in Rhode Island.

 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Rhode Island

Education
Approved program of practical nursing

Examination
National Council Licensure Examination

Fees

Application: $45

National Council Licensure Examination: $200


Experience
None

Renewal
Licensed Practical Nurse licenses in Rhode Island expire biennially. Ten hours of continuing education are required for renewal.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Endorsement is available to Licensed Practical Nurses in Rhode Island.

 

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Rhode Island

Education
Department-approved nursing assistant training program

Examination
Nursing assistant examination

Fees
$35 Application Fee

Experience
None

Renewal
Certified Nurse Assistant licenses in Rhode Island expire biennially.

Additional Information
None

Endorsement
Endorsement is available to Certified Nursing Assistants in Rhode Island.

FEATURED ONLINE HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS


Nursing@Georgetown

Nursing@Georgetown is an academically rigorous, evidence-based program that culminates in a Master of Science degree in Nursing, delivered online by Georgetown University’s nationally ranked School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons is an online Family Nurse Practitioner program designed for currently licensed RNs who are at various stages of their career.

Nursing@USC

The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing offers an online Master of Science in Nursing program for aspiring family nurse practitioners through Nursing@USC.

MPH@Simmons

MPH@Simmons, the online Master of Public Health from Simmons College, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global level.

MPH@GW

An innovative online Master of Public Health program offered by the top-ranked Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

MHA@GW

Offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, this online Executive Master of Health Administration program is designed for healthcare professionals who aspire to become leaders in their field.

HealthInformatics@GW

This online Master of Science in Management of Health Informatics and Analytics program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University enables graduates to improve the efficiency of health care organizations through the use of data and technology.

Sponsored Programs