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William M. Vitale

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Flanagan Campus - Room 2364
Tuesdays 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Professor William “Bill” Vitale is a proud graduate of the Community College of Rhode Island, where he received his Associate Degree in Nursing.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Rhode Island College and a Master of Science degree in Nursing with a concentration in Advance Nursing Practice from Simmons College Boston. He also holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration of Northeastern University, Boston; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education, from Framingham State University, and a post graduate certificate in Advance Nursing Practice from the University of Rhode Island.

His clinical practice has included experiences in medical-surgical, telemetry, intensive care, neo-natal, pediatric, community health nursing and primary care.  He currently practices as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in an urgent care center.

He began teaching at the Community College of Rhode Island in 2010, and currently teaches pediatric nursing in ADNU 2050. He has served as adjunct clinical faculty at Rhode Island College, New England Tech and Saint Joseph School of Nursing. His area of expertise is pediatrics.  In addition to being a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) he is also a Certified Pediatric Nurse, and holds certifications in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS).

Professor Vitale belongs to professional organizations which include the American Nurses Association, Rhode Island State Nurses Association; American Association of Nurse Practitioners; Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Zeta Chapter; and the Society for Pediatric Nurses.