The program is a collaboration between Rhode Island College School of Nursing (RICSON) and St. Joseph Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia (SJHSNA) with major contributions from RICSON and the faculty of Arts and Sciences at RIC and the academic and clinical instructors of SJHSNA. During the 30 month program students will be based primarily on the Rhode Island College campus for the first semesters.
Rhode Island College is located on a 180-acre campus in the Mount Pleasant section of Providence. This location combines easy access to the benefits and resources of the metropolitan area with a suburban atmosphere.
St. Joseph Health Services of RI, a Charter CARE Health Partner, includes Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence, RI. The “Fatima Unit” is where the program is based and our students’ primary clinical site. Anesthesia is administered for all types of surgical procedures, excluding open heart surgery, organ transplantation and obstetrics.
In addition, St. Joseph Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia requires clinical rotations to our affiliated sites: