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Nursing Schools and Colleges in Rhode Island

The official name is State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Rhode Island was the first of the 13 states which declared independence from the British. It is located in the New England region, next to Massachusetts and Connecticut. New York’s Long Island also shares a water boundary with it. The state is small enough to fit inside Texas about 221 times. The weather is generally humid and warm in summers and cold in winters. Providence is the capital of this Ocean State; full of promise and economic growth. It also has a rich history to inspire any new comers who might want to explore historical treasures from here.


There are several nursing programs offered in Rhode Island such as DNP programs widespread across the state in different institutions. A Registered Nurse can expect a starting salary of $70,487moving up to $100,695 per annum.


According to the Bureau of Labor statistics currently there are 12,340 RN’s working in the state. However it should be noted that till 2020 there is a mega 47.5% shortfall of nurses in the state, demand is exceeding the supply considerably. The Rhode Island Board of Nursing is responsible for all legal and license matters.


  • Registered Nurses: 12,340

  • LPN / LVN Employment: 1,260

  • Hourly Wage: $34.49

  • Hourly Wage: $25.19

  • Yearly Wage: $72,720

  • Yearly Wage: $51,900