Nursing connections

The Middle College nurses and faculty view education as a dynamic, lifelong process. State of the art curriculum is delivered by accomplished educators. The Internship Philosophy recognizes that students grow in awareness not only from the written word, but by experiential learning in a myriad of locations which brings awareness and opportunity.

The experiential opportunities at RI Nurses Institute Middle College which include Internship/ Apprenticeship/ Shadowing/ Mentoring/ Healthcare Guest Speakers is an essential part of the educational experience. RINI Middle College students are to use the Internship/Experiential learning experience as a first step towards their ultimate goal of earning their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree and becoming Registered Nurses or other Health Science Degree Professional.

Middle College students may intern in a hospital, clinic, agency, day care, long term care facility or assisted living environment as part of their educational experience to promote understanding about patients, diseases, and disorders through the lifespan. As part of the Healthcare team a student intern will learn essential skills and the importance of comfort and compassion while assisting with quality of life for patients and their families.

RINIMC continually works to develop partnerships to enhance learning diversity in the healthcare field for our students. Currently, our partners are:

  • Care New England
  • Kent Hospital
  • Women & Infant’s Hospital
  • Lifespan Community Health Services
  • Hattie Ide Chaffee Home
  • Silver Creek Manor
  • Cherry Hill Manor
  • The Highlands on the East Side
  • Dr. DayCare
  • Feinstein Child Development Center
  • Elmwood Health Center
  • Highlands on the East Side
  • Wingate on the East Side
  • RI Food Bank
  • Providence, Physical Therapy
  • Pappas Physical Therapy
  • Dr. Pat Feinstein Child Development Center

Many of our students are employed by these partners who mentor them for future nursing leadership roles.

Additionally, RINIMC provides exceptional healthcare community partners as guest speakers who are dynamic leaders in the field of nursing and healthcare. Recent guests, to name a few, include:

  • Dr. Alexander-Scott, Director Department of Health
  • Dr. Yvonne Heredia, Manager, Care Management Neighborhood Health Plan of RI
  • Pamela McCue, RN, MS, Chief Executive Officer
  • Halina Skiba, RN NICU Women and Infants
  • Mary Padbury, NP Providence Community Health Centers
  • Mary Mumford Haley, NP, Certified Nurse MIdwife
  • Laurie DeRuosi, NP Breast Health, Lifespan

RINIMC Mission is to endeavor to prepare a diverse group of students to become the highly educated and professional nursing workforce of the future. With this in mind, RINIMC works with many colleges and universities to assist students with their higher education choices and transition into healthcare careers. Students tour and experience hands-on learning in our partner educational institutions. They include:

  • University of Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island College
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Salve Regina College
  • New England Institute of Technology
  • Roger Williams University
  • Community College of Rhode Island