School of Nursing

Nursing students
What We Do

From the Bachelor of Science in Nursing to the Doctor of Nursing Practice, the Rhode Island College School of Nursing educates and prepares graduates for the challenges of today’s complex health care settings.

Contact Information
Dean of the School of Nursing

Carolynn Masters, PhD, RN

 

McKenzie Saunders
Assistant Administrative Officer
Undergraduate Nursing

 

Ellen Morais
Information Services Technician I
Graduate Nursing

Educate. Innovate. Lead.

Rhode Island College’s School of Nursing is consistently recognized for providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate nursing education in Rhode Island at an affordable cost.

Our highly competitive programs foster the finest in intellectual development, personal growth and professional collaboration. We train our students using state-of-the-art technology and simulated clinical experiences, and our faculty are committed to excellence in teaching both in the classroom and in the clinical setting. Our pass rate for B.S.N. students on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam has consistently remained above state and national averages, reaching as high as 98 percent.

From the Bachelor of Science in Nursing to the Doctor of Nursing Practice, the Rhode Island College School of Nursing educates and prepares graduates for the challenges of today’s complex health care settings.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Rhode Island College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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Rhode Island College is an exclusive member of the Common Application. All students applying for undergraduate admission must complete the Common Application. This includes freshmen, second degree students, re-admits and international applicants.

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School of Nursing

Mission Statement

Educating and empowering nurses to enrich the health and well-being of all people.

Approved May, 2016

Vision Statement

The RIC School of Nursing will be increasingly recognized for its excellent, highly competitive programs, leadership in inter-professional education, and valuable contribution to making a difference in people’s lives. The SON will expand faculty scholarship and practice and strengthen professional and community partnerships to promote significant changes in healthcare. The SON will offer a wide array of educational opportunities to emerging student populations and communities. It will be known for embracing diversity and educating empowered nursing professionals who lead the dynamic healthcare delivery system locally, nationally and globally.

Approved August 26, 2011

Our Values

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Diversity/Inclusion
  • Caring

Description

The School of Nursing is committed to providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate nursing education at an affordable cost to a student population diverse in terms of culture, ethnicity, gender, and age. The baccalaureate program combines liberal arts and nursing education to assist students to develop the knowledge, skills, and perspectives required for professional practice. The graduate program educates nurses for diverse and expanded roles. The programs foster intellectual development, personal growth, and professional collaboration. The faculty is strongly committed to excellence in teaching and preparing graduates for the complex, rapidly-changing health care environment. The School provides a nurturing, inclusive, performance-based, technologically-equipped, innovative learning environment that promotes caring, competence, and professionalism. Faculty, students, and alumni contribute to the improvement of health and health care through leadership in practice, service, and scholarship activities that extend to populations, agencies, and institutions throughout the City of Providence, the State of Rhode Island, and the surrounding communities.​

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