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NursesMC™ Flagship School

Rhode Island Nurses Institute (RINI)

Middle College Charter High School

With a mission to prepare a diverse group 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, committed to developing the skills, knowledge and passion necessary to excel in the nursing and allied health professions.

Serving ALL students statewide in Rhode Island

The evolution of our vision from 2011 to 2023


Total Students

Grades 9-12


Planned Expansion




Faculty & Staff


Capital Region (CR)

Middle College Charter High School

Our Unique

School Model

The only nursing middle college charter high school

In the United States

As a specialized nursing charter high school, we are dedicated to providing a unique educational experience for aspiring healthcare professionals. Our school combines rigorous academics with hands-on clinical training, preparing students for successful careers in nursing and healthcare. With a focus on academic excellence, compassionate care, and professional development, we empower our students to become future leaders in the healthcare industry.
  • 1.1%
  • 23.7%
  • 66.5%
  • 3.2%
  • 1.6%
    Native American
  • 0.5%
    Pacific Islander
  • 3.4%
  • 90.5%
  • 9.5%
  • 87%
    Live in urban communities
  • 86%

    Free and Reduced Lunch

  • 7.7%
    Special education
  • 22.8%
    Multilingual Learners
  • 90%
Through innovative curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, and partnerships with local healthcare organizations, we ensure our students receive comprehensive knowledge, practical skills, and valuable experiences tailored to the demands of the field. Our goal is to nurture compassionate and skilled nurses who will make a significant impact on the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

The Value Proposition

Replication NursesMCTM

The need in healthcare is immense.

The opportunity to transform the lives of students is vast.


To dramatically improve health outcomes by launching and supporting outstanding nursing high schools that will create a pipeline of diverse and well-prepared future nurses.

  • Data Collection and Benchmarking (PhD Research)
  • Greater Impact to Diversify the Nursing Workforce / Improve Health Outcomes

Our Impact

College Pipeline & Workforce

Total Graduates


Total Graduates


From College or in the
Healthcare Workforce

First Year College Enrollment

75 %
of graduates enrolled in college at any time during the first year after high school

Second Year College Enrollment

77 %
of graduates enrolled in college at any time during the second year after high school

In College

76 %
of graduates enrolled in college the first year after high school who returned for a second year
#1 School in Rhode Island for College Coursework and Workforce Credentials for five years


Class of 2022

Earned Workforce Experience (Workbased Learning, Internship)


Class of 2022

Earned Industry Credentials (CNA License)

Percentage of Graduates
Earning College Credit

3+ College Credits
6-12 College Credits
12+ College Credits