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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 are ranked No. 35 in the nation for master's programs by U.S. News & World Report for its 2020 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, we offer a range of continuing education courses and certificate programs to support lifelong learning.

We strive to forge a critical link between scientific discovery and improved health care outcomes through the Unification Model. This approach integrates and advances academics, research, and practice for a more thorough educational experience. It is why our graduates are better prepared to care for patients, conduct clinical research, lead health care systems, educate the next generation of nurses, and translate those discoveries into the most effective health care practices.

Our Mission

Building on a pioneering tradition of unifying nursing education, research, and practice, the UR School of Nursing pursues excellence in clinical and scientific learning, discovery, and nursing care within an environment of diversity and inclusion.

Our Vision

Lead the national agenda in transforming the discipline of nursing through innovative education, practice and research to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. 


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

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 887-6791
(202) 887-8476 fax

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