Undergraduate Area of Study

Undergraduate Nursing & Health Sciences Programs

RIC Nursing Student Casey Botelho

Healthcare and health-related industries represent one of the largest sectors of the Rhode Island economy and one of the fastest growing sectors nationwide. Get on the fast track to a rewarding career with our Nursing & Health Sciences programs, combining a rigorous academic environment with hands-on, real-world experience in laboratories and clinical settings. Our nursing programs are nationally ranked and we are investing in life sciences with a $38 million renovation of our Clarke Science building.

OUTCOMES AND CAREER TRACKS

Job Placements

  • Lifespan
  • Bayada Home Healthcare
  • MEDITECH
  • Community Care Alliance
  • Care New England
  • CSL Plasma

Graduate Schools

  • Rhode Island College
  • Boston University
  • Framingham State University
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Salve Regina University
  • Simmons College
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Rhode Island

Sample Careers

  • Nurse
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Radiologic technologist
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Hospice Worker
  • Midwife
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Patient Advocate

Undergraduate

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Health Sciences

About this Program

The B.S. in health services offers concentrations in human services and medical laboratory sciences and completions in dental hygiene and respiratory therapy.

Why Rhode Island College?

Our faculty is a community of scientific researchers, with wide-ranging expertise, who provide both an academically rigorous and student-centered learning environment. Here, you will engage in research, you will understand how to use the scientific method to answer questions about the natural world and be prepared for advanced study and careers in science.

Contact Information

Dr. Eric S. Hall

Associate Professor

Program Information

Degree
Bachelor of Science
Program Type(s)
Major
Minor
Concentrations
Dental Hygiene Completion, Human Services, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Respiratory Therapy Completion

Medical Imaging

About this Program

Medical imaging involves using techniques and processes to create images of various parts of the human body for diagnostic and treatment purposes. Rhode Island College has partnered with Lifespan to create the B.S. degree in medical imaging.

Why Rhode Island College?

Our faculty is a community of scientific researchers, with wide-ranging expertise, who provide both an academically rigorous and student-centered learning environment. Here, you will engage in research, you will understand how to use the scientific method to answer questions about the natural world and be prepared for advanced study and careers in science.

Contact Information

Dr. Eric S. Hall

Associate Professor

Program Information

Degree
Bachelor of Science
Program Type(s)
Major
Concentrations
Certified RT Computed Tomography, Certified Medical Imager Management, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiography

Nursing

About this Program

Now more than ever our country needs highly skilled, compassionate, health care providers who can meet the demands of today’s challenging world. The School of Nursing at Rhode Island College offers a high-quality Bachelor of Science in Nursing program which prepares you to think critically and respond ethically with dignity and respect for all.

Why Rhode Island College?

Our students reflect the social, ethnic and economic diversity of the state and encourage a cooperative, collegial learning environment that benefits all. The nursing faculty is extremely well-qualified and experienced in their areas of practice and committed to fostering the personal and intellectual growth of students.​​​

Contact Information

Dr. Karen D. Hetzel

Associate Professor

Program Information

Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Program Type(s)
Major
Accreditations
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing, R.N. to B.S.N.

About this Program

Nursing is an art and a science. The art is the practice piece. The science is what forms the foundation to practice. In order to promote student success in this discipline, it is highly recommended that incoming students have a strong science background .

Why Rhode Island College?

The R.N. to B.S.N. program responds to the needs of the registered nurse (R.N.) population by offering credit for prior learning, flexible course scheduling, individualized learning experiences and career development advising. You will be granted 37 transfer credits for your previous nursing courses and additional credit for other academic work.

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Program Information

Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Program Type(s)
Major

Nursing, Second Degree B.S.N.

About this Program

The B.S.N. program for second degree candidates builds on the first baccalaureate degree and includes cognate and required nursing courses. Individualized plans of study are prepared upon application to the college. Second degree candidates are admitted to the college first and then apply to the School of Nursing for admission to the B.S.N. program.

Why Rhode Island College?

In this program you will engage in continuous education in the arts and sciences to inform decision making as a professional nurse and member of a global society, apply concepts of leadership, quality and safety to improve health-care outcomes in a cost-effective, safe and caring organizational environment and demonstrate critical thinking in evaluating and integrating evidence and interprofessional perspectives to improve health-care outcomes.

Contact Information

Dr. Karen D. Hetzel

Associate Professor

Program Information

Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Program Type(s)
Major
Accreditations
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education