RI Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School Begins Recruitment for 2014-15 Academic Year

PROVIDENCE, RI – Pamela L. McCue, RN, MS, and CEO of the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter School in Providence announced the start of student recruitment activities for the school’s 2014-15 academic years. Established in 2011, the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter School offers a dynamic four-year program of study that bridges high school to college, culminating in specialized nursing knowledge and a high school degree.

The Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter School (RINI-MC) is a tuition-free public high school. It currently accommodates 272 motivated male and female students in grades 10, 11, 12 and 12+ (ages 15-20) that come from school districts across Rhode Island, representing the state’s ethnic, cultural and economic diversity.  All Rhode Island students who have completed the ninth grade are eligible to apply to and attend the school.  Admission occurs through a lottery system.

“We are currently at full enrollment,” Ms. McCue said. “In June 2014 we will celebrate our school’s first graduating class. We will then have approximately 70 openings for new students to join us in September 2014.”  Applications for the 2014-15 school years are being accepted online beginning January 1st. A public lottery will be held on March 5, 2014 to determine the student applicants who will join the student body in September, 2014.  Students and parents can learn more about the school’s program and access application materials online at www.tomorrowsnurses.org.

Pamela McCue’s enthusiasm is fueled in part by the school’s rigorous education program and its quality facilities. The school, located in the heart of Providence’s dynamic business district features a multi-site campus, modern classrooms and laboratories that provide a college-like learning experience and environment.

“In preparing our students to become the highly educated, compassionate, and professional nursing workforce of tomorrow, our school is simultaneously meeting the needs of our nation’s patients and the healthcare industry. The Middle College Charter High School provides comprehensive instruction from a diverse faculty that includes certified secondary education teachers, professors, scholars and nursing leaders from the region’s distinguished health care organizations, colleges and universities.”

Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School is the first charter school in the country dedicated to the nursing profession. It is also the first middle college established in Rhode Island. It exists to immerse each student in the setting and structure of a college, learning under the guidance of industry practitioners and with a concentration in health care professional opportunities. The school is structured to provide students with a supportive learning environment, and committed to providing the skills, knowledge and passion necessary to excel in the nursing and allied health professions. The school’s slogan “Educating Tomorrow’s Nurses, Today,” echoes their mission of “creating the future nurses for Rhode Island.”

For additional information, please contact Pamela L. McCue, RN, MS at 401-680-4900, Ext. 414. Email: pam.mccue@rinimc.org. Online: www.tomorrowsnurses.org.


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