Nurse Registration and Nursing Education Board


To safeguard the people of Rhode Island from unauthorized, unqualified, and improper application of services by individuals in the practice of nursing.

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The Board is actively recruiting now.

What we do

  • Prescribe standards for nursing education programs preparing persons for licensure;
  • Provide for evaluation of nursing education programs and related clinical facilities, as it deems necessary;
  • Evaluate and approve nursing education programs;
  • Set standards for nursing practice within organized nursing services and the individual practice of licensees;
  • Approve of licensure exams;
  • Issue nursing licenses to qualified applicants;
  • Verify nurse licensure status;
  • Determine of the qualifications necessary for, and the granting of prescriptive privileges to certified registered nurse practitioners, psychiatric and mental health clinical nurse specialists;
  • Investigate complaints and conduct hearings upon charges calling for licensee discipline;
  • Conduct public hearings, investigations, and studies of nursing practice, nursing education, including continuing education;
  • Disseminate information that will allow the nursing profession to provide safe, effective nursing services to the public.

Upcoming Meetings

02/08/2016 03:45 EST
3 Capitol Hill, Room 401, Providence, RI 02906 Filed on: February 05, 2016 at 12:30 PM

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