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RN to BS Online Program

Complete your bachelor’s degree online in as little as 16 months to enhance your skills as a nurse and take the next step in your career.

The RN to BS Online program offers an exceptional learning experience for associate's or diploma-prepared nurses who want to earn a bachelor's degree.

Program Length


semesters of core coursework

Scholarship Opportunities


scholarships available

Application Deadline

July 1

for Fall 2024 semester

Complete the RN to BS Online program to take the next step in your career. iPad from Online RN to BS program with class notes on it

Whether you want to pursue an opportunity in your workplace, explore a new nursing role, or go on to teach or earn an advanced practice degree — this is a great place to make connections and build upon your experience and clinical skills.

Gain new knowledge about patient care and population health with interactive and hands-on learning experiences. Nursing faculty from the University of Rochester will guide you every step of the way.

Complete 100% of the online coursework using mobile technology in the RN to BS Online program. An optimized iPad device will contain all reading materials and activities needed for the program.

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It’s scary to start, but once you start, it’s at the end of the tunnel is always the light and the sky is the limit. If I can make it, anybody can do it! ... There’s very good support from the faculty. I struggle with writing and we have writing resources. My instructor is dedicated and always cheerful.

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Sirisopa 'Tai' Chantongkaew, RN Headshot

Sirisopa 'Tai' Chantongkaew, RN

Med-Surg Flex Team, Strong Memorial Hospital

Scholarships & Resources

We are proud to offer significant scholarship support to RN to BS Online students. Earn your bachelor's from one of the nation's top nursing schools at a cost comparable to others in the region.

50% Finger Lakes Regional Scholarship

A 50% scholarship for nurses who live or work in the 18-county Western NY region.

55% Affiliate Professional Development Grant

For nurses who work at a University of Rochester affiliate organization.

100% SON Tuition Grant

For University of Rochester employees who combine employee tuition benefits with the SON Tuition Grant.

News & Stories

Michael Rosario-McCabe, EdD, RN, CCM

Michael Rosario-McCabe, EdD, RN, CCM

RN to BS Program Director

Michael Rosario-McCabe brings more than 30 years of clinical experience to his role as a faculty member at the School of Nursing. He worked in both the hospital and home care settings, developing a specialty practice in the care of HIV-positive patients before joining the School of Nursing faculty in 2018. At the School of Nursing, he has taught and advised students across the school’s undergraduate programs and became program director in 2022.

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