Faculty and Student in Classroom

Online RN to BS Program

Admissions and Aid

We are excited you are considering applying to UR Nursing’s RN to BS Online Program! As you work on your online application, we recommend reviewing the following program requirements and application materials carefully in addition to financial aid and scholarship opportunities.


Applying to the RN to BS Online Program

We are committed to helping registered nurses achieve bachelor’s degree preparation consistent with New York State’s BS in 10 initiative.

The RN to BS Online program is a non-selective program open to all applicants who meet eligibility requirements. To complete your application, you will need to create an account and complete all sections of the application. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Program Eligibility Requirements

Application Materials

  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Current resume or CV
  • Current RN license
  • One letter of recommendation from academic or professional references
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores: if English is not your first language

For details on how to submit these materials, reference How to Submit an Application and the directions in the online application system. There is no application fee for the RN to BS Online program. 

 Start your Application


Financial Aid & Scholarship Opportunities

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.