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
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
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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