Health care is one of the fastest growing industries in New York and across the country. The NY Department of Labor projects a continued demand for nurses both to replace nurses retiring, and to fill a growing need, especially in the Capital Region.
The pandemic pulled back the curtain on health inequities in our communities. Nurses are key to tackling many of the problems our health care system faces. Building a pipeline of diverse and well-prepared future nurses and healthcare professionals can dramatically improve health outcomes in the Capital Region of New York and across the United States.
The Nurses Middle College-Capital Region is based on the highly successful RI Nurses Institute Middle College (RINI) Charter High School, located in Providence, RI. This school was created in 2011 by the nursing community in that state as a solution to the lack of diversity in the state’s nursing workforce and to meet the demand for more nurses.
Years of Experience
Students will follow a rigorous college preparatory high school curriculum resulting in a NYS Regents Diploma.
College courses will begin as early as 10th grade, with students having the opportunity to earn 12 or more credits prior to graduation.
Yes. All college credits offered are from accredited colleges and universities, and can be transferred to other healthcare degree programs.
Our students often pursue a degree for the following career paths: RN, NP, PA, PT, OT, or Pharmacy. The opportunities in healthcare are endless!
The following opportunities are offered to our students:
Students will be transported on school paid transportation via a City bus pass or yellow bus, depending on the host school district’s preference.
Nurses Middle College Charter High School students will wear scrubs daily as their school uniform.
The school will provide each student with one full set of “Class A Blue” uniform scrubs to be worn for special school events and at internship sites.
No, NursesMC-CR will not be offering school wide sports.
We are, however, committed to helping students get the opportunity to join school sports teams from their district of residence or other local charter schools.
NursesMC-CR will offer a variety of afterschool activities or clubs. Some examples are specialized art courses, student council, music.
One of the most exciting opportunities of being part of the inaugural freshmen class is that students will get to inform leadership on which activities and clubs to offer!
Yes. NursesMC-CR is a publicly funded charter high school. There is no tuition or cost to the families of students that attend. The school pays for all certifications and college credits.
NursesMC-CR doesn’t have any academic or other selection criteria.
Students simply need to be entering the 9th grade to be eligible for admission and be passionate about their future career in healthcare.