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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Rhode Island


Approximately 1.7% of graduates in of Rhode Island receive nursing degrees every year. Thus, Rhode Island's 5 RN schools put out approximately 619 registered nurses each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Rhode Island with a RN program is Salve Regina University, which is located in Newport. In 2010, it was ranked 37th nationwide. In 2010, Salve Regina University graduated 78 students from its RN program. Salve Regina University charged in-state students $31,450 in tuition fees per year.

Rhode Island College, which is located in Providence, is the second-ranked school in Rhode Island that has a RN program. It received a ranking of 42nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 150 students graduated from Rhode Island College RN program. The tuition rate at Rhode Island College was $6,986 per year.

St Joseph School of Nursing, which was ranked 42nd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Rhode Island that has a RN program. It is located in Providence. In 2010, St Joseph School of Nursing graduated 29 students from its RN programs. Students at St Joseph School of Nursing paid $10,750 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Rhode Island RN school, average tuition will be $12,663 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,652 per year to $31,450 per year. In 2010, the following Rhode Island RN schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Salve Regina University - located in Newport, students are charged $31,450 per year
  2. St Joseph School of Nursing - located in Providence, students are charged $10,750 per year
  3. University of Rhode Island - located in Kingston, students are charged $10,476 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Rhode Island RN schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Community College of Rhode Island - located in Warwick, students are charged $3,652 per year
  2. Rhode Island College - located in Providence, students are charged $6,986 per year
  3. University of Rhode Island - located in Kingston, students are charged $10,476 per year

A RN degree from a Rhode Island school... what next?

Most people who graduate from RN school in Rhode Island go on to work as a registered nurse. Rhode Island had 12,430 registered nurses in 2010. In Rhode Island, the largest numbers of registered nurses work in the following counties:

  1. Bristol County - 14,550 registered nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of registered nurses in the state of Rhode Island will grow to 14,770. This would require a 18% growth in the profession.

Salary

On average, a registered nurse earns a salary of $70,640 per year in Rhode Island state. The following counties in Rhode Island have the highest average salaries for registered nurses:

  1. Bristol County - $69,810 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Rhode Island statistics regarding a career in nursing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as nurse assisting or forensic nursing.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Rhode Island
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Rhode Island
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Rhode Island
  • Certificate in Nursing in Rhode Island

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Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,276 miles from location Community College of Rhode Island Warwick RI 10.9428 n/a 17,760
5,275 miles from location University of Rhode Island Kingston RI 34.1458 22% 16,389
5,277 miles from location Rhode Island College Providence RI 58.3153 42% 9,260
5,263 miles from location Salve Regina University Newport RI 63.2589 15% 2,584
5,277 miles from location St Joseph School of Nursing Providence RI 37.6067 n/a 93
 

Curious what studying RN gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Rhode Island

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Registered Nurses + 12,430 $70,640 17.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are RN related jobs in Rhode Island