Undergraduate Student Resources

Student Involvement

College of Nursing Student Ambassadors

The College of Nursing Student Ambassador Program, is a volunteer group of outstanding student leaders who provide outreach to prospective students and guests at the University. Nursing ambassadors also attend special events on behalf of the University. Nursing Ambassadors participate in a variety of recruitment activities both on and off campus. Ambassadors provide presence and assistance at formal College events where student representation is needed.

To learn more about becoming a Nursing Ambassador please email nurse@uri.edu

Sigma Delta Upsilon at – Large Chapter

Founded in 1922 by six nursing students, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing has more than 100,000 active members and 600 chapters at institutions of higher education and healthcare partners from Armenia, Australia, and Botswana to Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Sigma members include clinical nurses and administrators, academic nurse educators and researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others working to fulfill the organization’s vision of connected, empowered nurse leaders transforming global healthcare.
Learn more here.

College of Nursing Undergraduate Advisory Committee

The Nursing Advisory Committee’s purpose is for students to work collaboratively with the College’s administrative team to ensure lines of communication are open between the student body, faculty, staff and administration. The Advisory Committee will collectively hear and share the CON student body perspective on a number of topics to strengthen our community. Applications for the Committee open each spring for the following academic year.

To learn more please email nurse@uri.edu

Student Nurses Association of URI (SNA)

The Student Nurse Association (SNA) is a professional nursing fraternity that represents students preparing for the future as professional nurses. The association engages in a shared governance approach that encourages health related discussions, health advocacy and interdisciplinary collaboration among students across the university.

To learn more please email rhodysna@gmail.com

Alpha Tau Delta

Alpha Tau Delta is a professional nursing organization committed to providing an intra-fraternal spirit of cooperation by offering an opportunity for nurses and nursing students to promote their personal and intellectual growth through education, networking, scholarships, guidance, and a collective responsibility to the fraternity. Alpha Tau Delta seeks to achieve an environment that fosters excellence of individual performance, advancement of education, character enrichment, and leadership.

To learn more please email urialphataudelta@gmail.com

URI Student Organizations

There are involvement opportunities for every student at URI! Check out the list of over 100 student clubs and organizations here.

Policies & Requirements

Undergraduate Guidelines and Policies

Entry policy into the Pre-licensure Clinical Course Sequence:

First-year students with no previous college study, are admitted to University College for Academic Success with a major in nursing. After completion of the pre-requisite courses (BIO 220, 221, 222, 223, CHM 103, 124, NUR 100, WRT 104 or 106) with a minimum grade of C or higher in each course and 3.00 overall grade point average, students will be considered for transfer into the College of Nursing and the clinical course sequence. Seats are limited and competitively granted based on GPA. Those who meet the minimum criteria but do not achieve a seat will be considered the following semester, in the same competitive manner. Each cohort is determined at the close of the spring and fall semesters. Students who have not met the prerequisite criteria for transfer to the College of Nursing and the clinical course sequence by the end of two years or sixty credits will be required to choose a different major at the University.

See the Student Handbook for additional College of Nursing policies:

Curriculum Sheets

Bachelor of Science (Pre-Licensure)

Fall 2023 - 4 year plan
Fall 2023 - 4 1/2 year Plan
Fall 2019 - Spring 2023 4 year plan
Fall 2019 - Spring 2023 4 ½ year plan
Fall 2019 – Current: Pathway’s Scholars
Fall 2018 Entrance: 4 year plan
Fall 2018 Entrance: 4 1/2 year plan
Fall 2017 Entrance: 4 year plan
Fall 2017 Entrance: 4 1/2 year plan
Fall 2016 Entrance (PDF)

Bachelor of Science (RN-BS) Online

Summer 2018 - Current (PDF)
Summer 2017 Entrance (PDF)
Summer 2016 Entrance (PDF)
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 Entrance (PDF)

Bachelor of Science (RN-BS) On Campus

Fall 2021 - Present(PDF)
Fall 2018 - Spring 2021(PDF)
Fall 2016 - Spring 2018 Entrance (PDF)
Spring 2014-Spring 2016 Entrance (PDF)


All other student forms are located on the Enrollment Services webpage. 

International Opportunities

Do you want to help children and families in need? Do you want to enhance your skills as a professional by experiencing different communities and cultures? Do you want to earn credit while you do that? We have the perfect opportunity for you:

The Office of International Education and The College of Nursing have collaborated to give students the opportunity to spend two weeks in the Dominican Republic providing community service, promoting health and health education in a prenatal clinic, senior center, nutrition center, head start program and various villages. More information on the trip can be found here.

University Services

Academic Advising

Undergraduate Program

  • Curriculum Sheets: Curriculum sheets are very useful documents, providing you with the roadmap for your major. They should be used and updated regularly as you complete coursework.
  • General Education Requirements: All College of Nursing students must meet the University’s General Education requirements. Approved General Education are available on the University College for Academic Success website.
  • The Academic Calendar outlines important dates and deadlines to remember.
  • The Academic Enhancement Center (AEC) supports academic success for all students. Their well-trained staff of tutors and academic consultants combine subject knowledge with an understanding of what students need to do to be successful. The AEC is also home to URI’s Writing Center and can assist in all disciplines and stages of the writing process.
  • Enrollment Services can assist students with questions about financial aid, billing, and records.

Pre-Licensure Program

Advising in University College for Academic Success

  • All first year students are assigned a nursing advisor in University College for Academic Success (UCAS) in Roosevelt Hall. Advising appointments with your UCAS advisor are made through Starfish. UCAS advisor, Keri Chernoff (401-874-4254, keri_chernoff@uri.edu) is available by appointment or during drop in hours, found on the University College for Academic Success website.

Advising in the College of Nursing

  • For academic advising related to general education courses, transfer credits, transcripts, course registration and student records, or degree audits please make an appointment with  Sarah Van Fetchmann or Jessica Cocozza on Starfish or email nurse@uri.edu.

RNBS Online 

  • Academic Advising assistance is available for students via phone or email. Please contact RNBSOnline@uri.edu or 401-874-5303.
  • Advising resources, such as course offerings, required textbooks and additional enrollment resources can be found on the CON RNBS Online Student Resources Brightspace page.  


RNBS On Campus

  • All RN to BS On Campus students should contact the College of Nursing at nurse@uri.edu or 401.874.2766 for academic advising assistance.