Skip to main content

The future of nursing starts here.

Preparing nurses at the forefront of health care through innovative education, practice, and research.

Dean Lisa Kitko in front of Helen Wood Hall

Welcome to the University of Rochester School of Nursing!


What an honor it is to serve as Dean of this wonderful school! Whether you are advancing your practice as a clinical nurse, pursuing a career change to nursing, researching ways to improve health care, or interested in educating future nurse leaders, the University of Rochester School of Nursing offers unique opportunities to grow personally and professionally.


Message from Dean Kitko

News & Stories

Bright Minds. Bold Solutions.

A snapshot of UR Nursing science

While many disciplines in health care research follow a ‘bench to bedside’ approach, nursing scientists chart a different path. Their ideas are often sparked on the front lines, where holistic observations about patients’ experiences and quality of life can be made. At the University of Rochester School of Nursing, nurse scientists leverage these front-line insights to shape and rapidly advance health care policies and practices. In this edition of NURSING Magazine, we detail these discoveries and their impact on the health care advances of the future.

Read this issue of NURSING Magazine

Nursing Magazine 2024

Nursing at the University of Rochester

The School of Nursing at the University of Rochester is a national leader in the discipline of nursing. We seek to build on our pioneering tradition of unifying nursing education, research, and practice as we pursue excellence in clinical and scientific learning, discovery, and nursing care within an environment of diversity and inclusion.

91%

ACTIVELY PRACTICING FACULTY

UR Nursing faculty maintain an active practice in clinical settings across the region and are leaders in their field.

7-years

HEED AWARD FOR DIVERSITY

For the seventh consecutive year, UR Nursing received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity magazine.

#31

RESEARCH FUNDING

UR Nursing ranks among the top nursing schools in research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Why UR Nursing?

A built-in support system.

Connect with a network of peers and faculty at every stage of your journey.

Student Support about A built-in support system.
Students gathering to write on white board.
Student using VR headshot

A high-tech, hands-on education.

Enhance your clinical skills and knowledge in a state-of-the-art learning environment.

Experiential Learning about A high-tech, hands-on education.

A commitment to quality care.

Join leaders in nursing who actively work to improve patient care at the bedside and across health care systems.

Faculty & Staff about A commitment to quality care.
Sheniece Griffin at the podium.

Innovative Academic Programs

Our programs feature a wide range of degree, post-degree, and certificate options to meet the needs of a diverse and broad spectrum of nursing and health care professionals.

Accelerated Nursing Programs for Non-Nurses

For students who already have a bachelor’s degree and want to pursue a rewarding nursing career.

Online Nursing Prerequisites

Fast track courses typically required for entry into a nursing or health care program.

RN to BS Completion Programs

For associate's or diploma-prepared nurses who want to earn a bachelor's or master's degree.

Master's Degree Programs

For students who want to earn a master's degree as a nurse practitioner, health care or nurse leader, or nurse educator.

Doctoral Programs

For students who want to earn a DNP degree or PhD in Nursing & Health Science.

Advanced Certificate Programs

For nurses with a master's degree who want to specialize in another area.

Heed Award
US News Bachelor's Programs Logo
US News Master's Programs Logo
INACSL Logo
Scroll to top of page