Health care is the fastest growing industry in this country and most certainly in Rhode Island. The RI Department of Labor and Training forecasts that by 2024 our state will need over 4,000 nurses both, to replace nurses retiring, and to fill a growing need. At the same time, the perennial challenge of keeping high school students engaged and preparing them for these high demand careers remains challenging.

The Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School, located in Providence, was created to solve these problems by offering an opportunity for RI students found nowhere else in this country. Founded in 2011, ours is the first charter school in the country dedicated to the nursing/ health care professions, and the first "middle college" to be created in Rhode Island.

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Admissions Process

Students who have completed 8th grade may apply for admittance to RINIMC. We are looking for dedicated and self-motivated students who are committed to a future in nursing. School days will be longer, summer study may be required, and the focus will be on producing college-level work. If this sounds exciting to you, then we want you in our school!

"I am happy to send my child here because she is motivated to do well, and they assist her to excel not only in the classroom, but in personal aspects of her life". From Yvette J.
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Courses Offered

NursesMC students are afforded a rigorous high school curricula, early college classes, and 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, RWU, and RIC during their third and fourth years.

"Nothing is impossible the word itself says: I'm possible! I am happy that my daughter has achieved all her goals and taken advantage of all the opportunities that RINI offers. Very thankful that my daughter had the best teachers. RINI has been my family in good times and bad times". From Vivian M.
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