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Admissions and Aid

This is where it all starts.

We’re excited that you’re considering advancing your education and proud to show you why the UR School of Nursing should be your top choice for a rewarding and successful health care career. Whether you are brand new to nursing or pursuing an advanced degree, our academic programs are some of the best in the country and backed by expert faculty. See yourself here!

Take the first step.

You’re thinking about pursuing further education to grow as a health care professional. We have outlined a few steps to familiarize yourself with our application process, aid opportunities, and how to become a student here at the School of Nursing. 

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Explore our programs.

Our innovative programs prepare nurses and health care professionals to improve patient care throughout upstate NY and beyond. Take a look at what we have to offer and consider what pathway is the best fit for you. Review the eligibility requirements for each program before applying. We also encourage you to connect with one of our admissions representatives with any questions you may have.

Connect with Us

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The Admissions Team hosts open houses, webinars, and other events throughout the year. Explore our calendar to select and register for an upcoming event or schedule a visit. We look forward to showing you what the UR School of Nursing has to offer! 

Attend an Event

Schedule a Visit

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Review deadlines and important dates.

Most of our programs accept students for fall, spring, and summer admissions – or, you can experience what it’s like to be a student before officially applying by taking a non-matriculated course. Please note: For rolling admissions we strongly recommend completing your application file at least four weeks prior to the start of your intended enrollment semester.

Application Deadlines by Program

 

Fall

Spring

Summer

Accelerated Bachelor's Program

March 1

July 1

November 1

RN to BS Program

Rolling

Rolling

Rolling

 

Fall

Spring

Summer

Accelerated Master's Program

X

July 1

November 1

RN to BS to MS Program
Nurse Practitioner Programs
Post Master's Certificate

April 1

September 1

January 2

Master's in Nursing Education
Health Care Organization Management & Leadership
Clinical Nurse Leader

Rolling

Rolling

Rolling

 

Fall

Spring

Summer

DNP

April 1

September 1

January 2

PhD, MS-PhD

Feb. 1 for all financial awards. By May 1 for all fall admission applications.

X

X

Fall

Spring

Summer

April 1

September 1

January 2

Non-Matriculated Courses

Enroll any time before the course start date. Check our calendar for course start dates

Online Prerequisite Courses

For fall:

Course starts Sept. 10. Last day to register: Dec. 1

For spring:

Course starts Jan. ­10. Last day to register: April 1.

For summer:

Course starts June 10. Last day to register: Aug. 1

RNFA

For June Class Session:

Early admission: March 1 ($25 fee)

Regular Admission: April 1 ($50 fee)

For November Class Session:

Early Admission: July 1 ($25 fee)

Regular Admission: September 1 ($50 fee)

Care Management Education Program

Rolling Admissions

Legal Nurse Consultant Course

Sept. 1 for October course session

Medical Terminology Course

Rolling Admissions

Admission Deadlines - pdf

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Learn how the School of Nursing can support your education financially.

We believe every student should have access to a UR School of Nursing education. We provide scholarships, grants, and other aid opportunities to serve a diverse student population from all backgrounds. These include: 

This 50 percent scholarship is currently being offered to students living or working in the Finger Lakes region who apply to the Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or RN to BS program. Learn more about the Finger Lakes Regional Scholarship...

In addition to University of Rochester School of Nursing scholarships or grants, students may also explore opportunities on a local, state, or national level. Learn more about External Scholarships...

The School of Nursing is partnering with the University of Rochester Medical Center to cover the full cost of tuition for UR employees regardless of tuition benefit eligibility for the RN to BS program and select master's programs. Learn more about the SON Tuition Grant...

The University of Rochester thanks our veterans for your service to our country and values your contributions to our campus community. Learn more about Veteran Resources...

Work at a URMC affiliate organization? Receive 55 percent in tuition support for the RN to BS and select master's programs. Learn more about the Affiliate Professional Development Grant... 

For more information about additional types of aid, including Federal Direct Loans, Federal Parent PLUS Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans, State Educational Loans, and Alternative Educational Loans. Learn more about Federal Aid and Other Resources...

 Questions?

Kendall Knight

Kendall Knight
Financial Aid Counselor
Kendall.Knight@rochester.edu
(585) 275-3226

Office Hours:
1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays
CAPS Office, Room 1W141
Helen Wood Hall

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Ready to Apply?

 

How to Submit an Application  Apply Now

 

Answers to common application questions

Matriculated: By submitting a matriculated student application, you are seeking admission to the University of Rochester School of Nursing to complete courses toward a degree or post-master's certificate program.

  • Baccalaureate
  • Master's
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctoral

Non-Matriculated:

  • RN First Assistant Course
  • Legal Nurse Consultant Course

Other Non-Matriculated courses include: Medical Terminology, Care Management Education Program, Fast Track Online Prerequisite courses, and Non-Matriculated Course registration. To register for these courses, please visit our Center for Lifelong Learning.

By registering for a non-matriculated course, you are not seeking admission into a program or certificate program, although you may choose to do so in the future. Courses taken as a non-matriculated student may be applied to a degree or matriculated program at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. (The number of non-matriculated credits able to be transferred into a matriculated program is limited.)

No, prerequisites do not need to be complete in order for your application to be considered complete and ready for review. However, you must demonstrate satisfactory completion of all prerequisites prior to matriculation into a program through official transcript submission.

After you submit your online application, you will be able to view your application portal which will provide a lot of insight as to the status of your record. You will be able to upload select materials directly in your portal, such as your resume, or writing sample (if applicable). You will also be able to see whether we have received your materials. If you have submitted materials that are not listed as received, please reach out to our Admissions Office. It is most helpful for us if you are able to verify where your materials were submitted/mailed, the method of submission, as well as the date they were requested/submitted or any other confirmation information you may have.

No, you do not need to have all supplemental materials in order to submit your application. Additional app requirements can be sent in following the submission of your application. Please note, if you are applying to a program that has a deadline, the deadline signifies both the deadline to submit your application, as well as to submit all of your required supplemental materials.

Typically, transcripts submitted by applicants are not able to be considered official. Official transcripts are original transcripts that have been issued directly from your previously attended institution(s). In order for transcripts to be considered official, they must be sent to:

  • sontranscripts@urmc.rochester.edu through a student clearinghouse- approved agency (such as Parchment) by the registrar’s office of your previously attended institution
  • University of Rochester School of Nursing
    BOX SON, Admissions Office
    601 Elmwood Ave
    Rochester, NY 14642
  • Forwarded to the Student Affairs Office in the original sealed envelope (with signature or stamp over the seal) from your previously attended institution

If you have an extenuating circumstance, or concern regarding your official transcripts, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Admissions Office at (585) 275-2375.

 


Ask Admissions

School of Nursing Admissions Office
son_admissions@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-2375

Our Team

Joanne Clements

Allie Duffney, MS 

Director of Enrollment Management

Robin Stacy

Robin Stacy, DNP, FNP-C

Assistant Director of Admissions
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing

Peter Bertoldo

Peter Bertoldo

Assistant Director of Enrollment 

Andrea Chamberlain

Andrea Chamberlain

MaryEllen Clasgens

Mary Ellen Clasgens

Center for Lifelong Learning Program Assistant
soncll@urmc.rochester.edu
(585) 275-0446

Tina McCoy

Christina McCoy

Compliance Officer

Maria Catalano

Maria Catalano

Secretary

 

 

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The University of Rochester School of Nursing is one of the nation’s pioneers in nursing education and ranked in the top 40 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2020 Best Nursing Schools. Our nurses and health care professionals are widely recognized as having a more focused and challenging education — one that prepares them for health care today, and what it will be tomorrow.