Continuing education for nurses

Center for Lifelong Learning

Why continue your nursing education with the Center for Lifelong Learning?

The science and practice of health care is continuously evolving, providing exciting opportunities for nurses and other health care professionals to learn new skills and explore new career roles and responsibilities.

The Center for Lifelong Learning at the University of Rochester School of Nursing offers continuing education, professional development, and nursing prerequisite courses from one of the best nursing schools in the country.

Our program and course offerings constantly evolve to help prepare you to meet the needs of an increasingly complex health care environment.

  • Personalized support and attention are hallmarks of our programs
  • All courses are taught by nationally-recognized UR School of Nursing faculty
  • The UR School of Nursing is highly-ranked and fully-accredited
  • We’re experienced — the Center for Lifelong Learning started offering high-quality continuing education courses in 2000
  • Online, self-paced course offerings provide flexibility for working professionals


Programs & Courses

We serve a wide variety of students, from nursing school applicants looking to complete prerequisites, to health care professionals seeking to enhance their skills or switch careers. 

Credit-Bearing Courses

Certificate of Completion & Other Courses
(not credit-bearing)

Online Prerequisite Courses 

Fast Track courses for nursing or health care degrees)

RN First Assistant Course

Weekly online courses and one in-person lab day to prepare CNORs or APRNs to take on an expanded role as am RNFA.

Legal Nurse Consultant Course

A six-credit course that features a five-week class and internship to prepare nurses to become Legal Nurse Consultant Certified. 

Non-matriculated Courses

Enroll in courses without being formally admitted to the UR School of Nursing.

Care Management Education Online Program

An online program that awards 70 continuing education credits and a Certificate of Completion in Care Management.

Medical Terminology Training Online Course

A 25-hour online course for students who may benefit from learning medical language and basic structure and function of the human body.


Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions about our programs, course registration, or course availability.

Center for Lifelong Learning
University of Rochester School of Nursing
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

Phone: (585) 275-0446
Fax: (585) 273-1270

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The course brought clarity to my work. Being a care manager is a very dynamic, independent and creative role.
Trish Edd, MS, RN, graduate of the Care Manager Education Program
Olsan Medical Group at Clinton Crossings
I fully believe that the principles and information in the [Care Management] course are right on.
Jennifer DeMarco, RN, CCM, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine project nurse at the University of Rochester Medical Center