About Us

About Us

The University of Rochester School of Nursing offers high quality academic programs, a robust research portfolio, as well as extensive clinical and educational partnerships throughout the University of Rochester Medical Center and larger community.

We have been ranked No. 36 in the nation for master's programs by U.S. News & World Report for its 2018 Best Nursing Schools rankings. Academic programs offer nursing and health care professionals a wide range of degree options, from master’s to doctoral degrees as well as accelerated programs for non-nurses and RN completion degrees. In addition, the school has continuing education courses and certificate programs for nurses and health care professionals through its Center for Lifelong Learning.

Mission Statement

Building on a proud history of pioneering leadership in nursing education, the School of Nursing pursues excellence in clinical and scientific learning, innovative research, and interdisciplinary health care practice. 

Through the Unification Model, we strive to forge a critical link between scientific discovery and improved health outcomes. School of Nursing graduates are uniquely prepared to care for patients, to conduct clinical research, and translate those discoveries into the most effective health care practices.

With visionary leadership and strategic planning, the School of Nursing will continue to offer rigorous and supportive academic programs that address the future needs of highly complex, integrated, and interdependent health care systems.

Vision Statement

The University of Rochester School of Nursing will transform the discipline of nursing and improve the lives of all patients through innovative education, practice, and research.


All academic programs (baccalaureate, master’s, DNP) offered by the University of Rochester School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 887-6791

The University of Rochester is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(267) 284-5000