Why Nursing at URI?

Brand New Facility

Opened in August 2017, the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center (RINEC) is a state-of-the-art facility that provides access to 133,000 square feet of laboratory, classroom and office space at 350 Eddy Street in Providence. The Center combines leading technology with a rigorous experiential learning curriculum, placing Rhode Island at the forefront of the nation in nursing education.   

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Groundbreaking Research

Professor Judith Mercer discovered that by delaying umbilical cord clamping for just a few seconds, we could reduce the risk of disease and disability among very low-birthweight babies. Now, with a grant from the National Institutes of Health, she’s testing her theory on full-term babies, and changing delivery-room practices everywhere. And that’s just for starters.

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Degrees Hospitals Want

Half a million nurses are expected to retire in the next decade, and the Health Reform Act requires more nurses with higher-level education to care for the nation’s growing patient population. URI’s College of Nursing is perfectly positioned to help on both fronts. From the bachelor’s to the only Ph.D. program in Rhode Island—and everything in between—we’re graduating a steady flow of nurses specializing in clinical care, research, teaching, and administration.

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Personal Attention

Our students are important to us. All of our faculty serve as student advisors, but we like to go beyond what’s required. We work with you to match you with clinical sites that respond to your unique interests and career goals, and we’ll seek out new partnerships to meet your needs if necessary. Student after student will tell you that nursing faculty at URI really care about them.

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Living and Learning Community

Our Living and Learning Community on the Kingston campus gives students the opportunity to live with others who share their major, classes and interests, and promotes opportunities for study groups and community building within the nursing major. Students are supported through academic and social programming facilitated by a live-in Resident Academic Mentor

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