University of Rochester
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, New York 14642
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
Accelerated MSN Programs
Adult Health Nursing - Master's degree
Adult Health Nursing - Post-master's certificate
Critical Care Nursing - Master's degree
Critical Care Nursing - Post-master's certificate
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Master's degree
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Post-master's certificate
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nursing - Master's degree
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nursing - Post-master's certificate
Nursing Science - Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Pediatric Nursing - Doctor's degree - professional practice
Pediatric Nursing - Master's degree
Pediatric Nursing - Post-master's certificate
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing - Master's degree
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing - Post-master's certificate
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
Our RN to BS completion program is tailored to the practicing nurse who brings a wealth of knowledge from prior education and experience to the program.
A total of 128 credits are required to complete the BS degree, half (64) in the nursing major and half (64) in foundational arts and sciences coursework. A total of 32 nursing credits will be transferred in upon admission. The remaining 32 nursing credits consist of eight courses offered “hybrid” online, meaning most of the coursework is online, with a few classroom meeting times so that you are with the faculty member and your classmates. Courses are sequential so that you are only completing one course at a time. The program is part time (two courses per semester and can be completed in 4 semesters (assuming the arts an sciences requirements are complete). Up to 4 academic credits may be awarded for prior experiential learning. The arts and sciences credits can be transferred in from any accredited college or university, as well as through the College Level Examination Program ("CLEP" challenge examinations).
The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded upon completion of the required 32 credits of nursing coursework and 64 credits of arts and sciences coursework.
RN to MSN Program Details
This program is for nurses who seek to broaden their skills and enhance their career mobility. This program accelerates movement through the BS and MS degrees, with a savings of 19-24 credits, depending on the specialty.
The RN/BS/MS program is designed to admit licensed Registered Nurses to Master of Science programs in advanced practice nursing (nurse practitioner only). Students earn a bachelor's degree upon completion of 32 nursing credits (assuming arts and sciences credit requirements have been met) and a master's degree in as little as three years. Students are accepted to a nurse practitioner specialty upon admission to the RN/BS/MS program. Graduates are eligible for nurse practitioner licensure and credentialing.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
This program is specifically designed for candidates with bachelor’s (BA or BS) or higher degrees in other fields who are interested in going into the nursing profession. The program builds upon the pre-existing degree by providing generalist nursing studies.
The Program of Study awards the Bachelor of Science degree that allows students to qualify for NCLEX-RN® examination (National Council Licensure Examination) and professional Registered Nursing (RN) licensure. Our NCLEX-RN® first-time pass rate is consistently higher than the national average.
* Those who have taken prerequisite courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Human Growth and Development and Statistics can earn their degree in one year of full-time study.
Accelerated MSN Program Details
The AMPNN is designed to admit non-nurse baccalaureate graduates to BS and MS programs in nursing. Non-nurses earn a bachelor’s degree in a one-year generalist component (see the ABPNN program) and a master’s degree in a two-year advanced practice component. Students are accepted to a Nurse Practitioner (NP) specialty upon admission to the AMPNN program. Graduates are eligible for professional Registered Nurse (RN) licensing examinations and Nurse Practitioner licensure and national credentialing.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The doctoral programs at The University of Rochester School of Nursing are designed to rigorously prepare creative and productive scholars. Our programs produce graduates who are highly qualified scientists, with exemplary skills in abstract thinking, critical analysis and program implementation.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program will provide nurses who want to practice at the profession's highest level with an alternative to a traditional research-oriented PhD degree. The DNP is nursing's equivalent to practice-focused degrees in other disciplines, such as the doctor of medicine (MD). DNP studies will help students develop sophisticated critical thinking, strategic planning, communication, process management and leadership skills. Students will complete approximately two and one-half years of post-master's coursework.