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How to Apply to the Nursing Education Program

How to apply to the Nursing Education program at the University of Rochester.

The University of Rochester School of Nursing uses a comprehensive, holistic review process during which each application receives individual consideration. We seek applicants

  • whose goals include a nursing education role,
  • who are motivated and prepared to pursue this program of study,
  • demonstrate strong communication skills,
  • and who are committed to upholding the values of the school.

Application Deadlines

Apply to the master's or advanced certificate program in nursing education three times a year. All application materials must be received by midnight of the deadline.

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester

April 15

Sept. 15 Jan. 15

Program Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Master's in Nursing Education program.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from your most recent relevant degree
  • RN licensure from New York State
  • One year of clinical experience
  • Statistics course with a grade of C or above
  • English language proficiency

Application Requirements

To complete an application for the Master's in Nursing Education program, create an account and complete all sections of the application . Submit the following materials by uploading to your application before the deadline.

  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references
  • Current resume or CV
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or DET scores for applicants who are non-native English speakers

Short Answer Prompts

As part of the application for the Nursing Education programs (master's, advanced certificate and RN to BS to MS), you must also answer five questions (each with a 200-word limit). The prompts for short-answer questions have been listed here for reference.

  1. Please explain why this is the right degree, the right time, and/or the right program based on your strengths & long term career goals?
  2. In the Master's in Nursing Education program, students develop a formal, written personal teaching philosophy. How would you describe your teaching philosophy now, based on your own educational experiences and what type of educator you would like to be?
  3. Please describe a professional experience that reinforced you are on the “right” career path to become a nurse educator.
  4. Please describe any situations where you have promoted diversity, equity, and/or inclusion in your school or work environment. How might a nurse educator promote diversity, equity and/or inclusion in the clinical or academic environment?
  5. Please explain how you envision this Master's in Nursing Education program will assist you to attain your goal to become a nurse educator?

Learn more about how to complete the application and upload these materials.

Application Review Process

Once you complete your application, you may receive a follow-up email to schedule an interview with members of our Admissions Review Committee. We look forward to reviewing your application!

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