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Upcoming Informational session dates announced

The St. Joseph School of Nursing will host an informational session for students considering enrollment on the following dates:

The school is on the campus of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, located at 200 High Service Avenue, North Providence, RI. The open house takes place in the library on the first floor of Marian Hall on the Fatima Hospital campus.

The School of Nursing offers a two-year diploma program and is accredited by the Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. 

This is an opportunity to meet faculty, students and alumni, learn about the program and financial aid. Academic advisors will also be on hand to answer questions. Tours and refreshments will be available during the session. 

For more information, contact 456-3050.

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St. Joseph School of Nursing graduates 115th class

The St. Joseph School of Nursing, located on the campus of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence, held graduation ceremonies for its 115th class on May 15, 2017. Close to 300 family members and friends attended the celebration at the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Providence with the Reverend Timothy Reilly, J.C.L., Chancellor, Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, presiding over the presentation of 35 diplomas and pins to the graduating class of 2017.

Maeghan Goff and Sadie Hodges were recognized as Class Valedictorians. Ashley Ianni, Class President, was the Salutatorian. Claudette Jobin, MS, RN, CCRN, delivered the commencement address. Maeghan Goff offered the welcoming address and Sadie Hodges delivered the farewell address.

Graduates in the 115th class are:

Miranda Accaputo, Sarah Bolano, Bryana Borrayo, Nicole Brouillard, Michelle Downer-Pinero, Stephanie Drewniak, Alexis Durfee, Maeghan Goff, Sadie Hodges, Ashley Ianni, Kayla Joseph, Nicole Ladebauche, Nicole Lajoie, Heather Lallier, Heather LaPointe, Julie Lee-Alvarez, Keri-Lynn Manfredo, Carissa McKendall, Katerina Michalopoulos, Shana Mills, Sheri Morales, Bridget Murphy, Lindsay Nardella, Kerri Nicolace, Ashley Norberg, Laura Patota, Kimberly Provencal, Hannah Rigney, Katherine Rodriguez, Jenny Santana, Chelsey Sarachick, Franchesca Sevigny, Brenda White, Madeline Yorty, and Angel Zuleta.

The following awards were given to members of the 115th graduating class:

  • The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding ability in Medical/Surgical Nursing was awarded to Chelsey Sarachick.
  • The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding ability in Psychiatric Nursing was awarded to Chelsey Sarachick.                                      
  • The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding ability in Parent Child Health Nursing was awarded to Angel Zuleta.
  • The Mother Mary Evangelist award given by the Alumni Association of St. Joseph School of Nursing in recognition of scholastic achievement, professional leadership and nursing performance was awarded to Jenny Santana.

To learn more about the School of Nursing, visit www.nursingri.com

2016 class has state’s highest pass rate in national licensing exam - Latest News from St. Joseph School of Nursing at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital - Providence, RI

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2016 class has state’s highest pass rate in national licensing exam

The 2016 graduating class from the St. Joseph School of Nursing had the highest pass rate of any school in Rhode Island on the National Council Licensing Exam at 95.24%.  This exceeded the performance of graduates of University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Community College of Rhode Island, Salve Regina University, and New England Institute of Technology.

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School of Nursing faculty receive appointments

Faculty and leadership from the St. Joseph School of Nursing have been appointed to positions in professional nursing education organizations.

Linda Janusz, MSN, RN-BC, junior level chairperson/instructor, has been appointed Co-Chair of the Advancing Nursing Practice workgroup of the Rhode Island Action Coalition for the Future of Nursing. She has also been selected as a site evaluator for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Betty Sadaniantz DNP, RN, has been elected as Secretary of the Rhode Island Board of Nursing for 2016-2017. She is the Dean of the St. Joseph School of Nursing.

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80 years of nursing history preserved

Mary Madden (left) shares photos, a vintage cap and gown, and other memorabilia from her mother Anita Eva Richard’s nursing career with Betty T. Sadaniantz, DNP, RN, Dean of the St. Joseph School of Nursing. Her mother was a 1936 graduate of the St. Joseph School of Nursing and served as President of her class. She launched her nursing career in the “accident room” (the predecessor to the modern Emergency Room) at St. Joseph Hospital.

St. Joseph School Of Nursing Graduates 114th Class - Latest News from St. Joseph School of Nursing at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital - Providence, RI

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St. Joseph School Of Nursing Graduates 114th Class

May, 2016

The St. Joseph School of Nursing, located on the campus of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence, R.I., held graduation ceremonies for its 114th class on May 13, 2016.           

Family members and friends attended the celebration at the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Providence with the Reverend Timothy Reilly, J.C.L., Chancellor, Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, presiding over the presentation of 26 diplomas and pins to the graduating class of 2015.

Elizabeth Bloom, PhD, RN (Former Dean of St. Joseph School of Nursing), Professor at Salve Regina University, delivered the commencement address. Class Salutatorian Maria Saia offered the welcoming address and Rebecca Bessette, Class Valedictorian, delivered the farewell address.

Graduates included:

Karen Arpin (Chepachet, RI)
Rebecca Bessette (Woonsocket, RI)             
Melissa Boulay (Coventry, RI)     
Francesca Caputi (N. Providence, RI)             
Austin Carr (E. Greenwich, RI)
Christie-Ann Carr (Woonsocket, RI)
Marleni Correa (Providence, RI)
Marleigh Dalton (E. Providence, RI)
Amanda DaSilva (Coventry, RI)
Jillian DeGraide (Coventry, RI)
Lindsay Diamond (Glendale, RI)
Melix Diaz (Greenville, RI)   
Justin Franchetti (N. Providence, RI)
Cassandra Gooding (Greenville, RI)
Paige Iby (N. Providence, RI)
Julie Jordan (N. Smithfield, RI)
Ian Lacombe (Cranston, RI)
Ashley Morais (Tiverton, RI)
Alyssa Palumbo (Warwick, RI)
Chelsea Rainville (Bristol, RI)
Talia Ricci (Cumberland, RI)
Megan Rogers (Hope, RI)
Maria Saia (Wrentham, MA)
Wendy Santeliz (Pawtucket, RI)
Kendra Santilli (Riverside, RI)
Craig Turner (Smithfield, RI)
 
The following awards were given to the members of the 114th graduating class:
 
The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding scholastic achievements was awarded to Maria Saia.
 
The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding clinical performance was awarded to Rebecca Bessette.
 
The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding ability in Medical/Surgical Nursing was awarded to Rebecca Bessette.
 
The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding ability in Clinical Achievement and Psychiatric Nursing were awarded to Rebecca Bessette.
 
The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding ability in Parent Child Health Nursing was awarded to Maria Saia.
 

The Mother Mary Evangelist award given by the Alumni Association of St. Joseph School of Nursing in recognition of scholastic achievement, professional leadership and nursing performance was awarded toJulie Jordan and Maria Saia.

A list of graduates is also available at nursingri.com

The St. Joseph School of Nursing is the state’s only hospital-based, 3-year diploma program. Upon receiving their diploma, graduates are then eligible to take the national licensing exam for registered nurses. The school was recently granted an eight-year continuing accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

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School of Nursing holds capping ceremony

On March 9, St. Joseph School of Nursing held capping ceremonies at Saint Philip’s Church in Greenville to signify the academic and clinical progress of students enrolled in the program. The members of the class of 2016 are Karen Arpin, Rebecca Bessette, Melissa Boulay, Francesca Caputi, Austin Carr, Christie-Ann Carr, Marleni Correa, Marleigh Dalton, Amanda DaSilva, Jillian Degraide, Lindsay Diamond, Melix Diaz, Justin Franchetti, Cassandra Gooding, Paige Iby, Julie Jordan, Ian Lacombe, Ashley Morais, Alyssa Palumbo, Chelsea Rainville, Talia Ricci, Megan Rogers,  Maria Saia, Wendy Santeliz, Kendra Santilli, and Craig Turner.


St. Joseph School of Nursing Class of 2016

The members of the class of 2017 are Miranda Accaputo, Larissa Amos, Yvonne Arthur, Sarah Bolano, Bryana Borrayo, Donna Bourget, Nicole Brouillard, Michelle Downes, Stephanie Drewniak, Alexis Durfee, Danielle Enos, Maeghan Goff, Sadie Hodges, Ashley Ianni, Kayla Joseph, Nicole Ladebauche, Nicole Lajoie, Heather Lapointe, Julie Lee-Alvarez, Keri-Lynn Manfredo, Carissa McKendall, Katerina Michalopoulos, Shana Mills, Sheri Morales, Bridget Murphy, Lindsay Nardella, Kerri Nicolace, Ashley Norberg, Laura Patota, Heather Price,
Kimberly Provencal, Hannah Rigney, Katherine Rodriguez, Jenny Santana, Chelsey Sarachick, Franchesca Sevigny, Brenda White, Madeline Yorty, Angel Zuleta.


St. Joseph School of Nursing Class of 2017

The members of the class of 2018 are Treasure Asian, Lindsay Basile, Megan Berube, Kori Cardoza, Sheena Carrier, Samantha Chanphom, Alexis Ciacciarelli, Kelsie Culotta, Nicole Dawson, Audrey DeCotis, Alicia Desmarais, Samantha Douglas, Erica Dubis, Brianna Falco, Stephanie Gonzaga, Jonathan Grajales, Jennifer Hak, Caitlin Hogan, Jessica Howard, Breana Indeglia, Tayna Johnson, Isabella Merolla, Kayla Messier, Michelle Mitchell, Scott Mooney, Marie Mugwaneza, Jeannie Ortiz, Diane Pezzullo, Joyce Pons, Ashley Randall, Katie Reall, Melody Rice, Ashley Ross, Arianna Sandland, Jonathan Sayasane, Jessica Schofield, Kayla Sluzewski, Samantha Smith, Kayla Soares, Alecia Suprenant, Patricia Teixeira, Vincent Tootell, Carly VanOrden, Tabitha Walker, Dena Washington, Juliana Witt.


St. Joseph School of Nursing Class of 2018

St. Joseph School of Nursing to Launch New Two Year Curriculum - Latest News from St. Joseph School of Nursing at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital - Providence, RI

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St. Joseph School of Nursing to Launch New Two Year Curriculum

St. Joseph School of Nursing is launching a revised two year curriculum in fall 2016 to better align with national trends in nursing education and new federal regulations regarding lifetime learning credits. The School of Nursing has worked closely with a nationally-recognized nurse educator consultant to update and revise the current curriculum. The new curriculum is a modified concept-based model that will enhance the synthesis and application of entry level nursing knowledge and align with the new focus of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) exam.

Students will complete all the college level general education courses prior to acceptance at St. Joseph School of Nursing. The nursing component will require four semesters of full time study, with increased emphasis placed in the areas of teamwork, collaboration, pharmacology, gerontology, and informatics. The new curriculum is being launched in response to new federal regulations regarding lifetime learning credits and national trends in nursing education.

The school receives accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approval for operation as a school via the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Post-Secondary Education and the United States Department of Education (USDOE). Many of the students are the recipients of federal financial aid, such as Pell Grants, through Title IV funding.

The ACEN Board of Commissioners directed that all ACEN-accredited diploma nursing programs decrease program length to a maximum of 90 credit hours by July 1, 2016. Following a complete review of the St. Joseph School of Nursing curriculum, the decision was made to modernize utilizing the framework identified by the Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing:  Leading Change, Advancing Health (2011), with quality and efficiency remaining the cornerstones. 

The new curriculum is a modified concept-based model that will enhance the synthesis and application of entry level nursing knowledge and align with the new focus of the NCLEX exam. The program will be reduced from 146 credits to 77 total credits, of which 27 are general education pre-requisite credits and 50 are nursing credits. 

Students will complete all the college level general education courses prior to acceptance at St. Joseph School of Nursing.  The nursing component will require four semesters of full time study, with increased emphasis placed in the areas of teamwork, collaboration, pharmacology, gerontology, and informatics.   With these changes, the length of time in the program and financial burden for the students will be reduced, while students continue to benefit from seamless transition to baccalaureate education via articulation agreements. 

Prospective student interest has been high at the monthly admission information sessions offered at the school.  Many of the applicants are second degree students seeking a different or more rewarding career path, while others are first generation students. With many choices of nursing programs available in Rhode Island, those who select St. Joseph’s School of Nursing consistently emphasize the smaller class size and faculty dedication to student success.

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Each year, the St. Joseph School of Nursing welcomes a new group of students eager to learn the art and science of nursing. This year, the new class totaled 47 students, each with their own reason for choosing St. Joseph School of Nursing as the place to launch their nursing career.

While each class is different, there are some similarities each year.

“The first day of classes, the students are generally nervous, “said Betty Sadaniantz, DNP, RN, Dean of the School of Nursing. “The room is pretty quiet. But the students quickly get to know the faculty and each other which leads to close bonds being formed. It really does become a family because the environment is very nurturing.”

While the students have all chosen nursing, they each have different reasons for pursuing this career.

Treasure Asian works at a hospital in Rhode Island as a patient account representative. While she is motivated by her interactions with nurses in the workplace, her grandmother is her original inspiration. “My grandmother was a nurse at the VA Hospital and on occasion, I would go to work with her,” said Treasure, who is from Providence. “She loved to spend time with her patients and I got to see that firsthand.”

When Treasure was 12 years old, her grandmother had quadruple bypass surgery. Treasure sat in on the training sessions conducted by a home care nurse and spent the summer caring for her grandmother, changing her bandages, helping with wound care, and spending time monitoring her grandmother’s diabetes.

She chose St. Joseph School of Nursing because of the positive feedback she had heard in the health care community. “I also thought it would be positive to be with one set of classmates throughout the whole experience,” she said. “This way, we can grow and learn from each other.”

Marie Mugwaneza grew up in Africa and moved to the United States in 2008. While living in Togo, she saw her father’s commitment to helping others in his position as a doctor at an international hospital. She remembers one day where she accompanied her father to work and they sat down to take lunch together. After just one bite, her father jumped to his feet to attend to a car accident victim who had just been rushed to the hospital. She recalls her father coaching her through her biology homework as a child.

Her father has since passed away but is never far from her thoughts as she prepares for this new career. “I still hear him talking to me at times as I learn new things,” she said.

Alicia Suprenant from Sturbridge, Mass., transferred from another nursing program in Rhode Island because she heard good things about St. Joseph. She was attracted by the opportunity to have more hands-on clinical experience. It was a trip to Haiti in 2008 as part of a relief delegation that convinced Alicia that caring for others – and nursing – was her calling. Alicia has also worked as a CNA at Fatima Hospital, an affiliate of the School of Nursing, for the past year and has seen the emphasis the hospital places on nursing excellence.

Over the last eight years, Dena Clarke has worked as a CNA in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, and patient’s homes. Dena, who is from Providence, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and is inspired to know all she can about nursing. “I ask the nurses a lot questions,” she said.

Dena’s mother was also a CNA and she feels the hands-on nature of nursing is where she can excel. “I feel like this is where I’m supposed to be,” she said. “It’s exciting because you have a career to build on once you graduate. I chose St. Joe’s because it is more hands-on and that’s how I best learn. I was also attracted to the fact that it is a Catholic institution.”

Scott Mooney has worked as a firefighter in Johnston for the past six years, spending his time on a rescue which often brings him into contact with nursing staff in emergency rooms. “My time with patients is short, but I am frequently able to witness the continued care they receive after leaving my hands,” he said.

Scott was attracted to the “3-+-1” model, where students take three years at St. Joseph School of Nursing and one at Salve Regina University. This allows student to follow the curriculum at St. Joseph, while concurrently taking courses at Salve’s Center for Adult Education. The result is a partnership where St. Joseph nursing students can readily choose to earn their Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

Since starting St. Joseph Nursing School, Scott continues to work as a rescue lieutenant, frequently trading shifts with colleagues to accommodate his busy schedule. The Warwick native believes nursing school will help him in a number of ways. “It will make me a better pre-hospital care provider as I work on the rescue,” he said. “Down the road, it will allow me to continue working in a profession where I can care for people. All along, I knew it was something I wanted to do.”

Betty Sadaniantz DNP, RN, named Dean of St. Joseph School of Nursing - Latest News from St. Joseph School of Nursing at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital - Providence, RI

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Betty Sadaniantz DNP, RN, has been named the Dean of the St. Joseph School of Nursing. She has been a full-time faculty member of the School of Nursing since 2009 and freshman level chairperson since 2013, where her teaching responsibilities included nursing diagnosis, legal aspects of nursing care, and pharmacology.

Sadaniantz brings experience in management, education, publishing, and clinical practice to the role of Dean. She has served on numerous national and regional boards, including the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the American Heart Association. Her diverse clinical practice experience has been in the areas of intensive care, coronary care, and medical-surgical nursing, as well as labor and delivery.

A graduate of RI College, she received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the University of Rhode Island. Sadaniantz earned her Master of Science in Nursing in nursing administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. She has made numerous publications and presentations on topics related to nursing, health care, and leadership.

Sadaniantz focused her DNP clinical hours and capstone project on the Institute of Medicine Report of 2011: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. She has been involved in the implementation of these IOM recommendations for the transformation of health care through work with the Rhode Island Action Coalition of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Campaign for Action and as Project Director for the Rhode Island Center for Nursing Excellence.

”I am proud to be a nurse and honored to be chosen to lead the oldest nursing program in Rhode Island,” said Sadaniantz. “As we move forward, the St. Joseph School of Nursing will be offering a redesigned curriculum in 2016 to incorporate the newest professional and educational guidelines.  Our talented faculty is committed to embracing an educational approach that  best prepares the nurses of the future to provide patient-centered care.”

The St. Joseph School of Nursing is approved by the Rhode Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. To learn more about the School of Nursing, please visit www.nursingri.com.

An affiliate of CharterCARE Health Partners and located on the campus of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, St. Joseph School of Nursing provides a fully accredited three-year diploma program in nursing, following which graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination for registered nurses.

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St. Joseph School of Nursing to host accreditation site review

St. Joseph School of Nursing will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Diploma Nursing Program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 in the Deblinger Classroom, third floor Marian Hall.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Marsal P. Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA  30326

Or e-mail: mstoll@acenursing.org

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by 9/21/15

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St. Joseph School of Nursing Graduates 113th Class

The St. Joseph School of Nursing, located on the campus of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence, R.I., held graduation ceremonies for its 113th class on May 15, 2015.

Family members and friends attended the celebration at the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Providence with the Reverend Timothy Reilly, J.C.L., Chancellor, Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, presiding over the presentation of 32 diplomas and pins to the graduating class of 2015.

Laura Filippelli-Tedeschi, MA, RDN, LDN, St. Joseph School of Nursing Medical Nutrition Therapy Instructor, delivered the commencement address. Class Salutatorian Ryan Bonesio offered the welcoming address and Ian Donaghy, Class Valedictorian, delivered the farewell address.

Graduates included:
Andrew Beyer (N. Scituate, RI)
Ryan Bonesio (Danielson, CT)
Jamie Camparone (W. Greenwich, RI)
Rosemary Carnevale (Suffield, CT)
Kimberly Chouinard (Swansea, MA)
Teresa Concilio (Wrentham, MA)
Gabrielle Cote (Chepachet, RI)
Mikael DeNinno (Warwick, RI)
Ian Donaghy (New Bedford, MA)
Kristen Dumas (E. Greenwich, RI)
Inez Galvez-Ramos (Woonsocket, RI)
Andres Gazzolo (Providence, RI)
Meredith Germani (Providence, RI)
Beata Goldberg (E. Providence, RI)
Jason Hunter (N. Kingstown, RI)
Hannah Joudrey (Chepachet, RI)
Rachael Kazarian (Greenville, RI)
Christina Lauzier (Smithfield, RI)
Keri Levesque (Providence, RI)
Jill Martin (Danielson, CT)
Benn Mello (Providence, RI)
Breanna Mello (N. Kingstown, RI)
Melissa Palombo (Lincoln, RI)
Danielle Paroyian (Providence, RI)
Bethany Parillo (Warwick, RI)
Chelsea Rosa (Westport, MA)
Melissa Skoutas (Providence, RI)
Jennifer Tavares (Warren, RI)
Nicole Tomaselli (Cranston, RI)
Elise Varone (Cranston, RI)
Eric Wedekind (Riverside, RI)
David Wentworth (Warwick, RI)

The following awards were given to the members of the 113th graduating class:

The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding scholastic achievements was awarded to Ian Donaghy.

The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding clinical performance was awarded to Hannah Joudrey.

The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding ability in Medical/Surgical Nursing was awarded to Ian Donaghy.

The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding ability in Clinical Achievement and Psychiatric Nursing were awarded to Ian Donaghy.

The Faculty Certificate of Merit for outstanding ability in Parent Child Health Nursing was awarded to
Jamie Camparone.

The Mother Mary Evangelist award given by the Alumni Association of St. Joseph School of Nursing in recognition of scholastic achievement, professional leadership and nursing performance was awarded to
Meredith Germani and Danielle Paroyian.

The St. Joseph School of Nursing is the state’s only hospital-based, 3-year diploma program. Upon receiving their diploma, graduates are then eligible to take the national licensing exam for registered nurses. The school was recently granted an eight-year continuing accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

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On March 11, 2015, St. Joseph School of Nursing held capping ceremonies at St. Philip’s Church to signify the academic and clinical progress of students enrolled in the program. The freshman class is pictured here.

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The St. Joseph School of Nursing will host an open house on Wednesday, February 11 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for students considering enrollment in the fall of 2015. Attendees can meet faculty and students while learning about the program and financial aid. The open house takes place in Marian Hall on the Fatima campus. Registration is available but not necessary. 

Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national licensing examination for registered nurses. The St. Joseph School of Nursing and Salve Regina University have recently developed an educational partnership that allows eligible graduates to earn their bachelor of science degree in nursing by attending a fourth year of coursework at Salve. Academic preparation is derived from courses taken at the School of Nursing and affiliating colleges.

The St. Joseph School of Nursing is approved by the Rhode Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The school offers tuition reimbursement, plus additional incentives for graduates who choose to embark on their career at Fatima Hospital or an affiliated facility. St. Joseph is the only nursing program in Rhode Island to achieve a 100% pass rate on the national nursing licensing exam known as NYCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses).

To learn more, call 456-3050 or visit www.nursingri.com.

An affiliate of CharterCARE Health Partners and located on the campus of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, St. Joseph School of Nursing provides a fully accredited three-year diploma program in nursing, following which graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination for registered nurses.

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Documentary about nursing school graduate available for viewing here

Through special permission from the producer, we are pleased to share a moving documentary focused on Mary Donnelly, 1948 graduate of the St. Joseph School of Nursing. To see the documentary, please visit https://vimeo.com/71908173.

“Island Nurse” premiered in 2013 and is the story of Mary Donnelly, the nurse and heart of Block Island, Rhode Island. Her stamina, courage, and 55 years of care lead Block Islanders to call her St. Mary. At 85, Mary knows more than any other individual about what it means to live on a rural New England island, to be a public health nurse, Block Island’s history, and individuals’ stories about resilience and survival on Block Island. The documentary is a project of Seedwork Film. To learn more about “Island Nurse” and their other projects, please visit http://seedworksfilms.org.