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Bachelor's Programs

Explore Our Bachelor’s Programs

Earn your bachelor’s in nursing from one of the most respected nursing schools in the country.

A part of the University of Rochester Medical Center — a leading academic medical center in Upstate NY — our school is uniquely positioned at the forefront of nursing science, practice, and education.

At UR Nursing, you’ll learn alongside the best and the brightest with access to hands-on learning experiences, innovative simulation technology, and expertise from faculty and nurses who are leaders in their field. We fully support your nursing journey with one-on-one mentoring, career planning, tech assistance, and stress management.

Build or start your career as a nurse here and look ahead to an exciting future.

Our programs

Options for high school students – Though we do not offer a traditional four-year undergraduate nursing degree program, there are several ways for high school students to earn a bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Rochester, including our Dual Degree program and 3+1 program.

Accelerated Bachelor’s in Nursing Program – Already have a bachelor’s in another field? Apply to our Accelerated Nursing program and become a nurse in just 12 months. Earn an accelerated bachelor's of science degree with a major in nursing (ABSN) and pass the NCLEX-RN exam to start your nursing career!

Online RN to BS program — If you are a licensed RN with an associate degree or nursing diploma, our RN to BS program features online coursework so you can earn a bachelor's degree in as little as 16 months.

Meet our Program Directors

Margaret Carno

Margaret A. Carno, PhD, MBA, MJ, RN, CPNP,D,ABSM, FNAP, FAAN

Director, RN to BS Program
Professor of Clinical Nursing
Patrick Hopkins

Patrick Hopkins, DNP, APRN, C-PNP, NNP

Co-Director, APNN Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
Luis Rosario-McCabe

Luis A. Rosario-McCabe, DNP, RN, CNE, CNL, WHNP-BC

Interim Co-Director, APNN Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing

In the News

Bachelor's Program Numbers


Graduates of our Accelerated Bachelor’s Program for Non-Nurses average a 94.5% NCLEX pass rate over the last five years.


Percentage of SON faculty actively practicing in the nursing field.


Graduation rate for full-time undergrads from underrepresented groups.