To get involved in efforts to advance health career education in Rhode Island's schools, join one of our working groups here.

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Welcome to the Rhode Island Action Coalition (RIAC)
for the Future of Nursing

We are leading the transformation of health care through advancing nursing education and practice, and empowering nursing leadership. We are creating a Culture of Health in Rhode Island, using the Institute of Medicine Report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health as a blueprint for action. 



We are proud to be a member of the national Nurses on Boards Coalition. If you are a nurse serving on a board, go to the website to let the coalition know about your service, and become a part of the national network of nurse leaders.

The Coalition's goal is to improve the health of communities and the nation through the service of nurses on boards and other bodies. All boards benefit from the unique perspective of nurses to achieve the goals of improved health and efficient and effective health care systems at the local, state and national levels. Learn more about this effort and the Nurses on Boards Coalition here.


Our Partners

Recognize the critical role of Nursing in Building a Culture of Health in Rhode Island. 

American Nurses Association Rhode Island
Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education
Butler Hospital
Care New England Health System
Community College of Rhode Island
Kent Hospital
Memorial Hospital
The Miriam Hospital
New England Institute of Technology
Fatima Hospital
Providence Center
Providence VA Medical Center
Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College
Rhode Island School Nurse Teachers Association
RIC, School of Nursing
Rhode Island Center for Nursing Excellence
Roger Williams Medical Center
Salve Regina University
Sigma Theta Tau International Delta Upsilon Chapter
Southern Rhode Island Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
St. Elizabeth Community
St. Joseph's School of Nursing
URI, College of Nursing
VNA of Care New England
Women and Infants Hospital

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