URI TodayMonday, October 20, 2014
Registered nurses boost career and learning through URI’s R.N.-to-B.S. program
Gail Murray’s career has no limits. In two decades, she’s gone from working as a medical secretary to working as a registered nurse – and now she’s about to take another leap in her professional life.
The 55-year-old Smithfield resident is enrolled in a thriving program at the University of Rhode Island that allows registered nurses to obtain their bachelor’s degrees while continuing to work.
The students enrolled in URI’s program are registered nurses who have a two-year associate’s degree or a three-year hospital diploma, as well as their state nursing license. The program is especially appealing to women like Murray who want to continue working – and earning money – while studying for...