For a Fall semester startThe application deadline is the prior April 15.
For a Spring semester start dateThe application deadline is the prior September 15.
You’re ready to have greater independence in your career and make an even bigger impact in the lives of your patients. As a nurse practitioner, you will bring a level of expertise and professionalism that’s rewarded with a higher salary and a stronger connection with the individuals and families in your care.
The Nurse Practitioner programs (MS and Post-MS) at the UR School of Nursing are some of the best in the nation. It was the groundbreaking work of our founding dean, Loretta Ford, more than 50 years ago which led to the creation of the nurse practitioner role and changed the way health care is provided.
Today, our faculty include pioneering researchers and clinicians that set the standard for nurse practitioners specializing in fields like pediatrics and psychiatric/mental health. The University of Rochester Medical Center — an innovative and leading health care network — provides the ideal setting for in-depth clinical experience.
One of the greatest strengths of the Nurse Practitioner programs is the targeted focus of our six concentrations. Learn alongside experienced practitioners in your specific field of practice. Nurse practitioner students, regardless of their clinical specialty, are also able to take a portion of their required coursework online.
The UR School of Nursing uses a comprehensive, holistic review process during which each application receives individual consideration. For this program, we seek applicants who clearly understand the nurse practitioner specialty role to which they are seeking admission, are highly motivated and prepared to pursue the rigorous program of study, demonstrate intellectual curiosity, and are committed to upholding the values of the school and advanced practice role.
To complete your application, you will need to create an account and complete all sections of the application. Once you complete your application, you may receive a follow-up email to schedule a master’s level interview with members of our Admissions Review Committee. We look forward to reviewing your application.
For details on how to submit these materials, reference How to Complete an Application and the directions in the online application system.
Depending on which specialty you choose, the program can be completed in six semesters (full-time) or nine semesters (part-time).
You can also earn your master's or doctoral degree with these related programs: