Zvart Onanian 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 Zvart Onanian School of Nursing educates and prepares graduates for the challenges of today’s complex health care settings.

Contact Information
Dean's Office

Dr. Carolynn Masters
Dean
cmasters@ric.edu

Dr. Bethany Petronio-Defanti
Associate Dean
bpetroniodefanti@ric.edu


McKenzie Saunders
Assistant Administrative Officer
Undergraduate Nursing

Ellen Morais
Information Services Technician I
Graduate Nursing

Educate. Innovate. Lead.

Rhode Island College’s Zvart Onanian 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 Zvart Onanian 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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Learn more about the Zvart Onanian School of Nursing Naming

Renowned philanthropist, Edward Avedsian donated $3 million to Rhode Island College's School of Nursing. The gift honors the legacy of Mr. Avedisian’s sister Zvart Onanian. The Zvart Onanian School of Nursing was named in recognition of Zvart’s personal story and the Avedisian and Onanian family’s philanthropy.

Zvart Onanian School of Nursing Faculty

Zvart Onanian School of Nursing

Vision:

The Zvart Onanian School of Nursing develops exceptional and diverse professional nurses with the competencies to optimize health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, and populations through advocacy, innovative disruption, and transformation.

Mission: 

The Zvart Onanian School of Nursing creates a collaborative environment for teaching and learning where a diverse community of students becomes empowered as leaders who enrich the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, and populations across Rhode Island as well as regionally, nationally, and globally.

Values

Resilience –
We nurture and support individuals to successfully adapt to change and challenging   experiences through self-care, self-efficacy, and self-advocacy. 

Inclusivity – 
We embrace all individuals and promote an accepting, positive, collaborative and respectful culture that is equitable, diverse and socially just.

Innovation – 
We strive to incorporate new ideas, processes, and approaches to education and practice within evolving healthcare systems

Caring – 
We provide a compassionate, empathetic, respectful environment for individuals to work, grow, develop, and learn in a culture of kindness.

Success – 
We provide support and opportunities for individuals to achieve academic excellence and foster personal, professional, and leadership development.

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