Nurses use their hands, their hearts and their minds to make a difference in people’s lives, and they do it in many different ways.  

  • Nurses are on the frontlines, caring for people with COVID-19. 
  • They are watching out for kids in schools and for soldiers deployed overseas.
  • They are monitoring the health of older adults so they can continue to live in their homes. 
  • They are using computers to track patients’ health and the spread of diseases. 
  • And advanced practice nurses are helping mothers give birth, providing surgical patients with anesthesia, and treating people addicted to drugs.

Nursing is one of the nation’s fastest growing occupations, and it needs compassionate people to do these jobs and hundreds more.  Rhode Island especially needs nurses who can connect with people in their communities and provide care to the state’s increasingly diverse population.  

Does this sound like you?  If so, RINI can prepare you to pursue a career in nursing.  To see if our school is right for you, visit our home page, then read about our graduates.

If you applied before Dec. 1, 2020, you must REAPPLY using the new application. 

ONLY applications that are submitted through the new portal will be included in the 2021-2022 charter school lottery.

All applications are due by Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

More information is available at

The Rhode Island Department of Education launched EnrollRI to make sure all families could safely apply to schools and programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants to RINI should visit the EnrollRI site and use the common application. If there are more applicants than seats, a lottery will be used to determine who can enroll. Students are not selected based on their prior school performance.

Application Timeline

Visit our school’s profile on the EnrollRI website to make sure RINI meets your family’s goals and your child is eligible to attend. 

Fill out the EnrollRI common application.  

  • If you have applied to a charter public school in the past, log in to your account.  
  • If this is your first time applying to a charter public school, create an account here.

Once you have logged in, EnrollRI will direct you to the common application.

Applications are due by Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 5PM

Charter school lotteries will be held on April 1, 2021. 

In April, you will be notified of the lottery results.