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David Davis

Student finds vocation as nurse practitioner after career as naval officer

Architect, U.S. Navy officer, deep sea diver, college professor, nurse practitioner … While this might sound like a list of job titles for several individuals, David Davis, who receives his doctorate of nursing practice from the University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing in May, has successfully pursued all these careers.

Barbara Wolfe

Dean’s Message

As I look back on my first months as dean of the College of Nursing and look ahead to 2017, one word repeatedly comes to mind: opportunity.

URI researchers receive pilot project funding from Advance-CTR

URI researchers receive pilot project funding from Advance-CTR

Pilot Projects involving two researchers at the University of Rhode Island have been awarded federal funding through Advance Clinical and Translational Research (Advance-CTR), a statewide effort to support clinical research that can be translated into approaches and policies that improve the health of Rhode Islanders.


First class graduates from URI’s online RN to BS program

The 20 registered nurses receiving bachelor’s degrees in nursing from the University of Rhode Island Dec. 17 are pioneers of a sort. They are the first graduates of the College of Nursing’s online RN to BS program, the only one in the state offered by a public university.

Angelita Hensman

Our Future of Nursing Scholars

The College congratulates nurses Angelita Hensman and Pamela McCue, who are pursuing their doctorates at the College through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program.

Maureen Hillier

Welcome New Faculty

Beginning with the current academic year, we are privileged to welcome several new faculty members. Each brings impressive credentials, a strong commitment to nursing education and a desire to inspire our students to make a difference in health care.

Diversity Day

Nursing Diversity Day a Huge Success

The College hosted a Nursing Diversity Day during the University’s 20th Annual Diversity Week in September.

Betty Rambur

URI nursing professor named to national health care quality committee

Professor Betty Rambur of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing has been recognized by two national organizations for her work advancing the profession and for efforts addressing the cost and quality of health care.

Catharina Gillsjo

International Visitor

The College of Nursing recently hosted Catharina Gillsjo. Ph.D., who was visiting from Sweden.

Amanda Millan and Ginette Ferszt

URI’s College of Nursing helps brighten holidays for women inmates

Every holiday season for many years, inmates at Rhode Island’s Department of Corrections Women’s Facilities in Cranston have received small gifts in colorful bags tied with ribbon. For many, the packages of travel-size toiletries are the only presents the women receive.

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