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HELP ON THE WAY? Nurses Leah Kosteva, foreground, and Mary O’Reilly prep a room at Rhode Island Hospital. The state has reentered the Nurse Licensure Compact, which would allow nurses to work in multiple states without obtaining a new nursing license in each of those states. Joining the compact may assist the recruitment of nurses to Rhode Island. 
COURTESY ­LIFESPAN CORP./WILLIAM MURPHY

R.I. reenters Nurse Licensure Compact to stave off potential hospital staff...

After seeing what the shortage of health care workers did to Rhode Island hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state decided to reenter the...

Business travel

How often do you travel for business during a given calendar year? At least once per month: 38% At least once per year: 38% Once every six...

Home-based workers became younger, more diverse in pandemic 

People working from home became younger, more diverse, better educated and more likely to move during the worst part of the COVID-19 pandemic, according...
RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT on Monday released a new report highlighting the mental health crisis among children and calls on the state to take action.

R.I. KIDS COUNT calls on state to address mental health crisis...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island KIDS COUNT on Monday released a new report that calls on the state to immediately address the mental health crisis...

Providence accepting applications for 2 ARPA-funded programs

PROVIDENCE – The city is now accepting applications for a pair of American Rescue Plan Act funding programs designed to support workforce development and...

Digital shopping

Do you sell products and services online? No: 33% Only some products and services: 33% Some products/services showcased, but not sold: 17% Yes, most or all of our...

Staying in the black

How often do you review your business’s financial statements? Weekly: 63% Monthly: 38% Other: 0% Did your company focus on its finances more than usual during the COVID-19...
KAITLIN DELLA GROTTA has been named the new executive director for Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education. / COURTESY RHODE ISLANDERS SPONSORING EDUCATION

RISE names Della Grotta new executive director

PROVIDENCE – Education nonprofit Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education announced Friday that Kaitlin Della Grotta has been named the organization’s new executive director. Della Grotta has...

R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 321 over weekend, with 2 deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 321 from March 4 through Sunday, with two new deaths, the R.I. Department of...
BROWN UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCED a new online-only master's degree program, the first degree program at Brown University that's exclusively online. Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the Brown’s School of Public Health, said the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the program, aimed at expanding access to a diverse body of graduate students from across the globe. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Brown University launches 1st online-only degree program for MPH

PROVIDENCE – In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Brown University recently announced that it’s launching an online-only master’s degree program in public health,...
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