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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.

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Admissions Guidelines


ACEN Accreditation

The Associate Degree nursing program at the Community College of Rhode Island at the Knight, Liston, Newport and Flanagan campuses located in Warwick, Providence, Newport and Lincoln, Rhode Island, is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

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.

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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 upcoming Performance-Based Health Science (PBHS) application periods.

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Health Record Requirements for Nursing Students

Requirements must be submitted to and compliant both with CastleBranch and CCRI Health Services.

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CCRI The Tutoring Centers Provides

Tutoring and Academic Coaching

The Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center provides in-person and online tutoring and academic coaching to help you achieve success. Don’t wait to ask for help! All services are at no cost to you. Visit for more information or watch this video to learn how to book appointments through Starfish.

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