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.
The Nurses Middle College students are afforded a rigorous high school curricula, early college classes, and exposure to the nursing profession. Students entering the 10th are allowed to enroll as first year students after successfully completing their 9th grade year at another school. Students who are successful in their first and second years take a combination of high school and college courses through URI and CCRI during their third and fourth years. After 4 years in our program, students are able to start at the University of Rhode Island as a sophomore (2nd year student).
The Nurses Middle College pays for the early college courses empowering its students by lowering the overall cost of their education. Early college exposure orientates students to the demands of higher education and increases the likelihood of college graduation.
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