The Community College of Rhode Island is the state's only public associate degree registered nursing program with seamless options to become a certified nursing assistant and licensed practical nurse. We provide students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for developing effective communication, critical thinking, clinical reasoning and teamwork/collaboration skills. Building upon a rich tradition of teaching excellence and high academic and collegial standards, our faculty and staff are committed to developing a strong, responsive, and diverse nursing workforce aimed at advancing the health of our communities, state, and nation.
The Community College of Rhode Island's practical nurse program and associate degree program in Nursing program are accredited bythe Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN),3343 Peachtree Road NE,Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326.TEL: 404-975-5000 Fax: 404-975-5020
Continuing Accreditation for Associate Degree in Nursing:
Last evaluation visit: October 22-24, 2019; Next evaluation visit: Fall 2027.
CCRI Nursing Tuition and Fees
We're proud to offer our students one of the most affordable options for achieving their higher education goals.
Biology Requirements - Changes to Anatomy and Physiology Courses
IMPORTANT MESSAGE from the CCRI Nursing Department
As you know, there have been changes to the Biology curriculum at CCRI. We would like to remind you about the requirements for the February 2020 (September 2020 start) and August 2020 (January 2021 start) Performance-Based Health Science (PBHS) application periods.
Health Record Requirements for Nursing Students
Requirements must be submitted to and compliant both with CastleBranch and CCRI Health Services.
CCRI Student Success Centers Provides HESI Prep
Student Success provides HESI Pre-Admission prep workshops for students applying to the Nursing program. The prep workshop should be taken 3 weeks prior to taking the HESI.