College of Nursing

White Hall, 39 Butterfield Road, Kingston, RI 02881

nurse@uri.eduPhone: 401.874.2766 - Fax: 401.874.3811

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Bachelor of Science (Pre-Liscensure)

Frequently Asked Questions

How many students are currently enrolled in the undergraduate program?
There are approximately 850 undergraduate nursing students on campus.

What are the chances of starting nursing clinicals after completion of the freshman year of study?

  • Minimum requirements for entry include a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better with a grade of C in all foundation courses.
  • Students are ranked by GPA. Currently, Nursing can accommodate approximately 120 students per semester into the sequence of clinical courses.

Is the undergraduate nursing program accredited?

  • The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

What is the faculty-student ratio?

  • Lecture classes range from about 70 to 120 students
  • For clinical instruction the ratio is usually 1 to 8, but varies depending on the nature of the course.

How are students transported to clinical settings?

  • Students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from clinical settings.

Where are URI nursing students assigned for clinical experiences?

Our faculty use a wide variety of hospitals and clinical agencies throughout Rhode Island, including:

  • Bradley Childrens Hospital
  • Rhode Island Hospital
  • The Miriam Hospital
  • Newport Hospital
  • Hasbro Children’s Hospital
  • Roger Williams Hospital
  • Woman & Infants’ Hospital
  • Westerly Hospital
  • South County Hospital
  • Kent County Hospital
  • Butler Hospital
  • Visiting Nurse Services
  • Nursing Homes

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