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 or suggestions for our information on nursing in Rhode Island, please email us at email@example.com!
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in Rhode Island
APRNs in Rhode Island are defined as certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified clinical nurse specialists, and certified nurse practitioners.
Education: Completion of an APRN graduate or post-graduate program accredited by a nursing accredited body.
Examination: Varies according to prerequisite national certification.
Certification: Varies according to specialty area.
Fees: $145 Initial Application
Renewal: APRN renewal occurs every even or odd year, dependent on your license number. APRNs must provide proof of 10 continuing education hours as accepted or approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), its local chapter, any department of school of nursing approved by the board, or other professional organization.