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Online RN to BS Program

Admissions and Aid

Earn your bachelor’s from a top-ranked nursing school at a comparable cost to other schools in the region.

Student may submit their application at any time to begin the RN to BS program in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. There is no fee to apply.

To be eligible to enroll in the program, you are required to have:

  • an associate degree or diploma in nursing
  • RN licensure within the United States or a U.S. territory. If you are outside NY State, please contact Program Director Margaret Carno for eligibility. 

To apply, submit the following items through our online application:

  • official transcripts from all schools attended, including prerequisites (cumulative GPA of 3.0 preferred)
  • resume/CV (preferred)
  • one letter of support from a supervisor (or from a faculty member if you have not yet graduated from your associate's program)
  • for international students, TOEFL with a minimum score of 560 (paper-based), 230 (computer-based) or 88 (iBT)

Please send all supplemental application materials to:


Admissions Office
University of Rochester School of Nursing
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

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Tuition & Aid

UR Nursing recognizes the need for bachelor’s-prepared nurses in health care today. We offer significant scholarships and grants to RN to BS students to support their career goals. Depending on where you live and work, you may be eligible for one of our scholarships:

Who am I?

What am I eligible for?

How much will I pay?

How do I apply?

A nurse who lives or works in the 18-county Finger Lakes region

50% Finger Lakes Regional Scholarship

$600/credit hour*

Learn more and apply

A nurse who works at a URMC affiliate organization

55% Affiliate Professional Development Grant

$540/credit hour*

Learn more and apply

An employee at the University of Rochester

80-95% employee tuition benefits, plus 5-15% from the School of Nursing if applicable

$0/credit hour*

Learn more about the SON Tuition grant.



 $1,200/credit hour*


*Other fees may apply.