Support the Zvart Onanian School of Nursing

Nursing students
The Rhode Island College Zvart Onanian School of Nursing is striving to 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.

As we look to the future, the RIC Zvart Onanian School of Nursing will expand faculty scholarship and practice and strengthen professional and community partnerships to promote significant changes in health care. We will offer a wide array of educational opportunities to emerging student populations and communities. We will be known for embracing diversity and educating empowered nursing professionals who lead the dynamic health-care delivery system locally, nationally and globally.


Support the Zvart Onanian School of Nursing

We are committed to educating and empowering nurses to enrich the health and well-being of all people. Through the Rhode Island College Foundation, you can support student scholarships, student and faculty research, student presentations at major conferences, student activities and faculty professional development.

Ways to Support the Zvart Onanian School of Nursing

About the Fund

Launched in November 2008, the Zvart Onanian School of Nursing Dean's Development Fund was established by a very special group of people who recognized the importance of the Zvart Onanian School of Nursing as a vital resource for high quality and equitable health care for all people. Its first fundraising event and alumni letter appeal generated more than $44,642 in gifts to the fund.  The Founders Circle was established to recognize those alumni and friends for their generosity.

Nursing Advisory Board


Wendy Chicoine, MSN, RN PHNA
Karin Da Cruz RN, MSN, NE-BC, FACHE
Matthiew Goulet, RN, MSN
Keith Macksoud '83, CRNA, MA
Jean Salera-Vieira '97 BSN, '19 DNP, APRN-CNS, RNC
Anne Sliney, BS, RN, ACRN, DSc(h) Nursing
Marie Wilks, RN, DNP

Click here for complete information on the Nursing Advisory Board.

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Rhode Island College Foundation

The Rhode Island College Foundation is the primary source of private support to the college.