Reopening Plan Fall 2020

Message from the CEO

Dear RINI Community, 

In 2019 the World Health Organization declared 2020 as the year of the Nurse. At that time no one truly understood how much that would define this year. As a collective community, we all knew the importance of our school mission and vision, and now it is quite clear, the world does too.

In early spring, during the height of the pandemic, where much was unknown, I spoke with many RINI students, including members of the graduating class of 2020, who confirmed to me their commitment to pursue a career in nursing and health care. 

We the administration, faculty, staff, and Board of Directors are steadfast in continuing our students’ academic preparation this fall to pursue their chosen career path.  We will continue to provide all students the rigor and support for academic success, the authentic workforce experiences, and the unique opportunities offered only to RINI Middle College students. We will also strive to enhance our school community of caring and nurturing each other guided by  the RINI Pillars of Nursing; Scholarship, Compassion & Empathy, Professionalism, and Character. We will do this to the extent possible with health and safety guided by science and medicine as the top priority for all members of the RINI Community. 

As required by the RI Dept of Education and the RI Department of Health, this plan consists of detailed operational procedures for three separate scenarios that could be implemented in the fall, dependent on the latest information regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in RI.  These scenarios include;

  • Full In-Person Reopening
  • Partial In-Person Reopening
  • Limited In-Person Reopening

I thank all the RINI Community members who assisted in the development of this plan through participation in surveys, virtual meetings, phone calls and emails. Your input has been essential and will continue to be as we move into the fall and implement these plans. 


Pamela McCue, PhD, RN