The College of Nursing, founded in 1945, offers programs of study in the Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. The baccalaureate and master's degree programs are fully accredited from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The College of Nursing offers a broad range of clinical affiliations from rural community agencies to large urban teaching hospitals in order to provide appropriate clinical practicum and research opportunities for each level student.
Until 1968, nursing students lived in Providence during the clinical portion of the program, and the majority of the faculty had offices at Rhode Island Hospital. In 1963, Fogarty Hall was dedicated and office space was provided for the Dean, several faculty, and two secretaries. Finally, a new building was completed which was designed specifically for the College of Nursing. White Hall, named in honor of the first director of the nursing program, was dedicated on September 23, 1977.
Philosophy / Mission and Vision
Read about the Philosophy of Human Life, of Nursing, and of Education. Understand the commitments and goals of the College of Nursing, as well as the Vision behind the excellence.
The two-story teaching wing on the north side of White Hall is divided into three clinical laboratories, three classrooms, 11 seminar/conference rooms, a 160-seat auditorium, and a large media/study room.
Students in their junior and/or senior year have an opportunity to share their experiences as a College of Nursing Student with a diverse audience including high school students, family members, alumni and the state legislators.
Information on URI's Student Nurses Association, National Student Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, Nurses Christian Fellowship, and the URI Student Senate.
Feel free to contact the College of Nursing with any questions or comments you may have.