The RI Nurses Institute Middle College (RINIMC) is an innovative Rhode Island charter high school founded by the nursing profession in 2011 as a solution to increase the diversity of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the nursing workforce. This unique model serves students in grades 9-12 in a fully immersed nursing college and career pathway program, NCCPP high school curriculum. RINIMC graduates earn a high school diploma, workforce certificates, and college credits that transfer to a post-secondary degree in nursing or other advanced healthcare provider degree program.
RINI is a model, flagship charter high school whose leadership team is guiding and supporting the start-up of other “like” schools across the United States. As a charter school, RINI is independent and autonomous from the public schools, however employees participate in the teacher pension program, contribute to social security, and will have access to these benefits when needed. As part of the RINI team, employees are empowered to provide creative programming opportunities to students and are encouraged to grow with the school through career advancement when these opportunities present themselves.
The mission of the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College is to prepare a diverse population of students to become the highly educated and professional nursing workforce of the future. Our vision is to create an innovative high school experience that is student-centric, structured to foster a supportive learning environment, and committed to developing the skills, knowledge, and passion necessary to excel in the nursing and allied health professions.