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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

Michael Rosario-McCabe

Michael T. Rosario-McCabe, EdD, RN, CCM 

Interim Director, RN to BS Program
Assistant 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.