Many nursing schools see spike in applications

SIGNING UP: Kayla Amado, an occupational therapist, is one of the growing number of people applying to the Community College of Rhode Island nursing program. She is in the CCRI lab at the Warwick campus.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
SIGNING UP: Kayla Amado, an occupational therapist, is one of the growing number of people applying to the Community College of Rhode Island nursing program. She is in the CCRI lab at the Warwick campus. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Kayla Amado has seen the ­horrors of the coronavirus up close as a front-line worker. Amado worked in a Providence-based rehabilitation facility when COVID-19 cases were skyrocketing a year ago, claiming the lives of many patients. It was a challenging time, she said, leading to worries that she’d bring the virus home to her husband…

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  1. We have also seen a marked increase in the number of scholarship applications, notably nursing, but also other health care fields. It is a sign of the times, coupled with a reported nursing shortage the last few years. We strive to assist RI nursing students with their educational expenses and encourage graduates to stay in the state and make a difference.
    Paula Iacono, Executive Director
    CharterCARE Foundation