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RN to BS to MS Eligibility & Admissions

How to apply to the RN to BS to MS program from the University of Rochester School of Nursing.

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

  • clearly understand the specialty role to which they are seeking admission,
  • are motivated and prepared to pursue the rigorous program of study,
  • demonstrate intellectual curiosity, and
  • are committed to upholding the values of the school and profession.

Application Deadlines

Application Dates & Deadlines
Entry Semester Application Opens Application Deadline
Spring May 1 Sept. 15
Summer Oct. 1 Jan. 15
Fall Feb. 1 April 15


Program Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the RN to BS to MS program:

  • Associate degree or diploma in nursing
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from your most recent relevant degree
  • RN licensure from New York State
  • Health care experience required for the following specialties:
    • CNL, MNE: one year clinical experience
    • LHCS: one year of health care-related experience
    • AGACNP: one year clinical experience in acute care
  • Statistics course with a grade of C or above
  • English language proficiency

Application Requirements

To complete an application for the RN to BS to MS 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
  • Current RN license
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or DET scores for applicants who are non-native English speakers

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

Once you complete your application, you may receive a follow-up email to schedule an interview with members of our Admissions Review Committee. Because admission to this program is highly competitive, if not offered admission to the combined program you will be offered admission to the RN to BS Online program and may consider application to the master’s program upon completion. We look forward to reviewing your application!

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