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Dr. Beth Mancini – A Tale of Two Sisters

How does a family cope when three teenagers lose both their parents suddenly? Terrie Rando was a freshman at the University of Rhode Island; her sister Beth a senior in high school and their brother Tom a junior in high school when their mother died from complications after heart surgery. Their father died of cardiac […]


Dr. Anne P. Manton – Distinguished Achievement Award Winner

Dr. Anne P. Manton, PhD. RN, PMHNP-BC, FAEN, FAAN was recently honored as a 2015 University of Rhode Island Distinguished Alumni. She was nominated by Interim Dean Mary Sullivan from the College of Nursing. In the mid 1980’s, Dr. Manton was working at the MGH Institute of Health Professions as an Assistant Professor when she […]

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Profile – Esther Emard: Routhier Executive in Residence

Esther Emard: Routhier Executive in Residence Esther Emard, MSN, RN, MSLIR holds the position of Executive in Residence at The University of Rhode Island College of Nursing. The title however doesn’t really tell you much about what she does. Interim Dean Mary Sullivan had been looking for a person to fill the Routhier Chair of […]


Welcome from Dean Mary Sullivan

Letter from Interim Dean Sullivan  I am honored to lead the College of Nursing as the interim dean following the retirement of Dean Dayle Joseph in 2012.  As former director of graduate studies, this is a new role for me with exciting possibilities at a time of unprecedented opportunities for the profession of nursing. With […]

Samantha Ahmed

Samantha Ahmed ’14

Hometown: Pawtucket, Rhode Island Samantha chose URI because it was close to home, but she’s fallen in love with her professors, who she says are the program’s biggest strength. “All the nursing faculty are very helpful and kind, they always want what’s best for you, and they expect you to work hard. They’re pretty awesome,” […]

Maura Coburn ’14

Maura Coburn ’14

Hometown: Windham, New Hampshire Lots of little girls say the want to be a nurse when they grow up, but for Maura, it stuck. And she chose URI as the place to become a nurse because of its reputation and location near beaches and big cities and because “the campus had all of things I […]

Morgan Deprey

Morgan Deprey ’13

Hometown: Bristol, Connecticut Lots of options. That’s what appealed to Morgan about majoring in nursing. And sure enough, with her bachelor’s degree, she’ll be able to move into direct patient care, research, education, or pretty much any area she wants to. And because her mom has always worked in health care settings, she discovered long […]

Kimberly Drucker

Kimberly Drucker ’15

Hometown: Attleboro, Massachusetts Just because the human body is so darned fascinating. That’s what attracted Kimberly to a career in nursing. It was URI’s combination of big and small that attracted her to pursue her nursing education here. First, “even though the campus is in a rural/suburban area, the clinicals are mostly done in a […]

Leslie Montague

Leslie Montague ’13

Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island The inspiration for Leslie’s nursing career came from watching nurses care for her great-grandmother when she was ill. She knew then that she wanted to be the kind of nurse that makes a positive, caring impact on her patients and their families. She already knew about URI’s strong reputation for nursing […]

Gabrielle Rate

Gabrielle Rate ’16

Hometown: East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Watching her aunt drop her busy schedule and travel from New York to Florida to care for a relative, Gabrielle saw that nursing is more than a task-oriented career. “It’s a career in which you develop a special bond with your patients while providing them with comfort and care. My dream […]

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