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Nurse Practitioner Programs

Become a nurse practitioner at a nationally-ranked nursing school.

The Nurse Practitioner Role at UR Nursing

Our founding dean, Dr. Loretta Ford, co-founded the nurse practitioner role more than 50 years ago, paving the way for advanced nursing education at Rochester. Dr. Ford changed the face of nursing, bringing greater respect and appreciation to the critical role of nurses and nurse practitioners and to the nursing profession as a whole. Ever since, UR nurses have paved the way for generations of nurses to follow.

Today, our nurse practitioner programs are ranked top in the country by U.S. News & World Report. We set the standard for nurse practitioners specializing in fields such as gerontology, pediatrics, and mental health. We were also first in the country to prepare advanced practice nurses as NPs in the acute care setting. It is this continued commitment to nursing excellence which prepares our graduates to provide the best care for patients and take the next step in their careers.

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Nurse Practitioner Specialty Options

All Nurse Practitioner programs prepare graduates to meet educational eligibility requirements for the national certification examination(s) for each NP track.

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care


Psychiatric Mental Health



Nurse Practitioner Program Highlights:

  • Guaranteed clinical placement at sites across Western NY

  • Partnerships with Nurse Practitioner Residency/Fellowship programs

  • Flexible hybrid online format with on-site simulation experiences

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How to Apply

The Nurse Practitioner master's programs enrolls students three times a year. Complete your application by September 15 to be considered for the Spring 2025 semester.

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Interested in the Nurse Practitioner programs? Learn more about how to pursue a nurse practitioner degree by requesting more information or speaking with an Admissions Counselor.

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