For a January start dateThe application deadline is July 1.
For a May start dateThe application deadline is November 1.
The fee for applying is $50
You’ve envisioned a different future for yourself — and so have we. You’re ready for a career where you can make a positive difference in people’s lives, where you are respected for your professional skill and compassion, and where you can continually learn and grow to advance your career.
You’re ready to be a nurse.
The Accelerated Master’s Program for Non-Nurses (AMPNN) was designed for students just like you.
You already have a bachelor’s degree, but you’re ready to make a rewarding career change. You know what specialty you’d like to pursue as a nurse practitioner, and have had significant health care experience in that area. In just three to four years you can earn a fully accredited bachelor’s degree in nursing and specialize in a field of nursing by earning your master’s through the AMPNN.
In your first year, you’ll prepare for the NCLEX exam to become a registered nurse through the same coursework and alongside students in the Accelerated Bachelor’s Program for Non-Nurses (ABPNN). After earning your bachelor’s degree and passing the NCLEX, you will complete clinically-focused specialty courses with faculty who have expertise in that area of specialization to earn your master’s degree.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of getting your degree from the UR School of Nursing is our close association with University of Rochester Medical Center. Many graduates are employed with the Medical Center and most clinical experiences are right in the neighborhood. Your cohort will become your professional network, and your classmates and professors may likely become your future colleagues.
The AMPNN is designed for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field. The full list of admission requirements includes:
Before beginning master’s clinical courses, students must pass the NCLEX-RN examination.
You may also send supplemental application materials to:
University of Rochester School of Nursing
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642
For students who have already completed the prerequisite courses, the ABPNN can be completed in 12 months of full-time study over three semesters, including clinical hours. Students can then earn a master's degree in two or three years, depending on specialty.
With a bachelor’s degree from the UR School of Nursing, you’ll enjoy an exciting variety of career options across a broad selection of health care organizations, including: