Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College

Organization Name: Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College
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Address: 4th Floor
150 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-680-4900
Eligibility: Grades 9-12 th . The RINI Middle College is an open enrollment public charter school that enrolls students from across the state of Rhode Island. As a statewide charter school, we purposefully seek to enroll a demographically diverse student body as essential to our mission of diversifying the future nursing and healthcare workforce. When RINI receives more enrollment applications than available seats, admission is determined through a blind lottery.
Services Provided: RINI Middle College students are afforded a rigorous high school curricula, early college classes, opportunities to earn workforce certificates in health care (First Aid, CPR ,CNA, EMT), and internships/employment in RI health care facilities for exposure to the nursing profession. Students entering the 9th grade are allowed to enroll as first year students after successfully completing their 8th grade year at another school. Students who are successful in their first year take a combination of high school and college courses through URI, CCRI, RIC and RWU during their third and fourth years.
Maureen Decrescenzo, Director of Special Education
Provider Profiles: The Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School, located in Providence, opened during the summer of 2011 to educate the next generation of nurses with a focus on health technology, public health, and home-based care. We are the first public charter high school in the U.S. focused on nursing and health care and the first middle college in the State of RI. We currently serve students from 19 school districts.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/24/2017