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Nursing Schools In Rhode Island

Rhode Island has 5 accredited nursing schools where nursing faculty who teach nursing classes can find employment. The trends in Rhode Island's nursing academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in nursing includes nursing training at the following levels:


  1. Rhode Island College

    600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Community College of Rhode Island

    400 East Ave, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1807

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Rhode Island

    Kingston, Rhode Island 02881

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Salve Regina University

    100 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island 02840-4192

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. St Joseph School of Nursing in Providence

    200 High Service Ave, North Providence, Rhode Island 02904

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Nursing Employment

Rhode Island 23,440
National 5,150,780

Of all of the nursing professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Rhode Island state.

Employment Growth for Nursing professionals In Rhode Island

22,340 22,270 22,180 22,450 23,440
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Nursing is a growing field in Rhode Island. In Rhode Island, 1,100 more nursing professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of nursing professionals has grown by 5%. This growth is slower than the national trend for nursing professionals which shows a 7% increase in the number of nursing professionals working around the nation.

Nursing VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$57,122 $47,154 $58,896 $62,486 $65,238
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Nursing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of nursing professionals is growing, the salaries paid to nursing professionals are increasing in Rhode Island. The mean salary for nursing professionals in 2006 was $57,122 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $65,238 per year.

Salary percentiles for Nursing professionals in Rhode Island

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This represents a growth in salaries of 12%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Rhode Island, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of nursing. The pay differential between the highest paid nursing professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 104%

Average Salaries for Nursing professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Forensic Nursing

In Rhode Island, nursing professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Nursing programs available for each degree type for all schools in Rhode Island


As the number of nursing professionals is increasing in Rhode Island state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited nursing schools in Rhode Island state is also increasing. In 2006, 25 students graduated from nursing courses in Rhode Island. And in 2010, 658 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of nursing school degree or certificate graduates in Rhode Island by 2532%. A majority of these graduates, or 33%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in nursing.

Nursing Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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