The College of Nursing

Improving health, transforming care

Nursing students providing care

The College of Nursing is dedicated to improving health and transforming health care through excellence in education, research, and practice. Students are educated by top professionals in the field, and have access to state-of-the-art technology. Faculty are as renowned for their research as they are for their excellence in primary care, community service, and workforce development.

Our Campaign Goals

Increase the pool of future nurse-leaders
Create a culture of inquiry and continuous learning
Address disparities in health care and enhance workforce cultural diversity
Recruit junior faculty who show the greatest promise, and retain core faculty

College of Nursing Points of Distinction

Competitive National Rankings

Jumped more than 20 spots in two national rankings categories in 2020: the Master’s program ranked #66 up from #90 and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program ranked #85 up from #112.

Distinguished Faculty

High percentage of faculty with national distinction as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing.

Highly Successful Graduates

Graduates hold senior leadership positions in premier hospitals, essential community-based clinics, innovative businesses, and esteemed institutions of higher education.

Responsive Curriculum and Student Programs

Proactively evolving curriculum meets emerging needs, investing in mental health nursing program and global partnerships to advance nursing education and science. Retention in Pathways Program for students from under-served communities improved five-fold in three years.

Giving Opportunities

Full-Time Graduate Student Fellowships
Fellowships for students pursuing graduate degrees will increase the pool of applicants and make URI a destination for more future nurse-leaders.
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Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Allowing undergraduate students to pursue advanced research will create a culture of inquiry and continuous learning, enhancing the URI learning experience.
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Operating Funds for the Pathways Program
With the right resources, the College can address disparities in health care with targeted scholarships to enhance diversity of the workforce.
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Endowed Chairs and Professorships
Permanent, named positions attract promising junior faculty and retain accomplished faculty while enhancing our core programs. In addition to educating generations of students, these positions increase our national and international stature.
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J-Term Scholarships
Supporting study abroad opportunities during winter break through J-term enhances student exposure to underdeveloped health care environments.
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Operating Funds for the Sophomore Retreat
This unique experience introduces students to the importance of nurse/patient relationships, cultural fluency, and professional practice.
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