RN to BS Program

RN to BS Program

Reimagine your nursing career. Our RN to BS program will empower you to improve care delivery – and your career opportunities – in a constantly evolving health care world.

The RN to BS program offers exceptional learning opportunities and the support and expertise only available from the region’s largest and most trusted health care system.

Complete your bachelor’s degree in as little as 16 months with a blend of online and in-class sessions that will enhance your skills as a nurse and prepare you to transform your nursing career.

Application Deadlines

Students can enroll and begin the RN to BS program in September, January, or May.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
    International students need to apply by April 1 for fall admission, by September 1 for spring admission, and January 2 for summer admission. There is no fee to apply.

Program Costs




  • $1,200
    per credit hour

    Full tuition rate for the RN to BS program.
  • $540
    per credit hour

    for associate or diploma-prepared nurses who work at a University of Rochester affiliate organization and may be eligible for the 55% Affiliate Professional Development Grant.

Salary Potential

Registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree can expect to earn higher salaries than those with associate degrees or diplomas. According to a Medscape Salary Report, RN compensation is:

  • $79,00
    for nurses with a bachelor's degree
  • $73,00
    for nurses with an associate's degree
  • $73,00
    for nurses with a RN diploma

Related Programs

You can also earn your bachelor’s degree from the UR School of Nursing with these related programs:

Tiffini Florence
I could not have done this program if it wasn't for the amazing support from the instructors. I felt like they truly wanted us all to succeed and did everything in their power to help us be successful. Being a single mom of a toddler while going to school was not easy but everyone has their own life ‘stuff’ going on and I feel that this program makes it possible for anyone to succeed who is willing to put the work in.
Tiffini Florence, RN, ’18N
Bassett Healthcare Network
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The University of Rochester has a fantastic reputation. To me it was a no-brainer to be a part of this. I was not thinking that I needed a bachelor’s – I had been doing this for so long – but it really advanced me and make me think more broad in my practice. [After graduating] I’m going to take some time and figure out if I want to go on for my NP, or if I’ll be happy at the bedside or staying in management. I can choose what I want to do now.
Keri Johnson, RN, ’18N
Bassett Healthcare Network
Jason Burns
I was really impressed with how much the faculty wanted us to succeed. [We] had moments of not being sure we could do this. But the instructors were always there for us at any time. We could call them over the phone… As long as we reached out, they were willing to help. I liked the flexibility of the whole program.
Jason Burns, RN, ’18N
Bassett Healthcare Network
Janet Ratliff
I’ve learned so much and have a different approach to my career and my practice. You learn to think differently. It’s important that nurses be as educated as possible. [It’s a] challenging program, but interesting and informative, too.
Janet Ratliff, RN, ’18N
Bassett Healthcare Network