Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908, 401-456-8000.
Rhode Island College is a public institution located in the Mount Pleasant section of Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1854 by the Rhode Island General Assembly, it was originally called the Rhode Island State Normal School, a teacher’s college. Today it is organized into 5 academic divisions and enrolls over 9,000 students.
The School of Nursing offers three tracks for earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The Basic Baccalaureate Program for 2nd Degree Candidates allows students to earn a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree after 4 semesters and 1 summer of full-time classroom and clinical work. To qualify for this accelerated BSN degree program, the student must have already earned a bachelors degree in a field other than nursing and must have completed the following prerequisite classes: Basic Principles of Biology, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Microbiology, General, Organic and Biological Chemistry, I and II, Introduction to Psychology, and Human Development.