RINIMC senior Jillian Corbin packs personal protective equipment in her family’s kitchen before heading to work as a certified nursing assistant providing home care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When Jillian Corbin heard about the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School (RINIMC) at the beginning of her freshman year, she promptly filled out the paperwork and transferred. She never dreamed she’d be spending the final semester of her senior year of high school working on the frontlines of a pandemic as a certified nursing assistant (CNA), but that’s where she is today.
by ASHLEY CULLINANE, NBC 10 NEWSWednesday, April 15th 2020
PROVIDENCE, RI (WJAR) — As the country races to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, states are calling on retired healthcare workers and college students to join the frontlines.
In Rhode Island, some high school students are also experiencing life in the healthcare field during a pandemic. Dr. Pamela McCue is the CEO of the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School in Providence.
An alternative Rhode Island charter school paves the way.
Author: Carol Potera
AJN The American Journal of Nursing
Publihed: September 1, 2019
An alternative public school in Rhode Island offers high school students a chance to earn nursing assistant certification and college credits that transfer to qualified bachelor of science in nursing programs, thereby giving them a jump on careers in nursing.