Rhode Island Nursing Education Center to open fall 2017

The Rhode Island Nursing Education Center will welcome students next fall. | shutterstock
The University of Rhode Island (URI) has announced that the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center will officially open its doors to students in the fall of 2017.

The 133,000-square-foot facility is part of the South Street Landing Project that will cost $220 million and will be located along Providence’s waterfront.

The new facility will include innovative technology and a curriculum that will be both rigorous and experimental.

Barbara Wolfe, dean of the College of Nursing at URI, hopes that incorporating these factors in the new center will put URI’s nursing education program at the top of the nation.

“The center is located in one of the most vibrant sections of Providence, where world-class biomedical and health care learning and research take place every day,” Wolfe said. “The Center will provide URI nursing students with the best education available in a facility unlike any other, giving them unparalleled qualifications in the ever-evolving health care field.”

The location of the center places it near the leading hospitals and providers of health care in Rhode Island and the Alpert Medical School at Brown University, which provides students, faculty and researchers with opportunities for learning and collaboration.

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