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University of Rochester School of Nursing

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


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

Stories & Updates

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.



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



UR Nursing ranks among the nation’s best master’s nursing programs at No. 22, according to U.S. News and World Report.



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



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.


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