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.
My teachers helped me understand what a privilege it is to care for patients. It’s an opportunity to be an intimate part of someone’s life, and I take that role very seriously... If we can learn to work together at the student level, we will be more effective when we care for patients.
Karrah Hurd, RN, student in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program
The faculty here at U of R has not only facilitated learning opportunities for me to meet my objectives but challenged me along the way. I feel as though I am not only a better nurse from this process, but a better person.