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Admissions and Aid

Admissions & Aid

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!

A Look Inside

A look inside the University of Rochester School of Nursing.

Our partnership with a leading academic medical center offers world-class clinical facilities with an intimate classroom setting right across the street for vibrant student-to-student and student-to-faculty interaction. Immerse yourself by clicking on A Look Inside: UR Nursing.

Please note: Applicants to the University of Rochester School of Nursing should reference the COVID-19 website for updated information related to COVID-19 safety procedures and vaccination requirements. 

Our vision

The University of Rochester School of Nursing employs a holistic application review process to identify curious, capable, and engaged students from across the globe.

We seek to understand each applicant’s academic strengths, life experiences, and ethical character to determine their potential to contribute to diverse learning environments and improve the health of individuals and communities.

We are a school that values equality of opportunity, diversity, inclusivity, and honest, respectful examination of ideas. We seek applicants who will champion these values as future clinicians, leaders, educators, and scholars, joining us in making the world ever better. Meliora!


Take a course

Students are often interested in trying courses to get a feel for UR Nursing's programs or to complete coursework before applying to a degree program. Registering as a non-matriculated student gives you the opportunity to enroll in courses without being formally admitted to the UR School of Nursing. See recommended courses and our upcoming course schedule:

Non-Matriculated Course Options

Learn more about applying

If you need more information about common application questions or how to start your application, see:

How to apply

Admissions FAQ

International applicants

Technical Standards


Connect with us

We host events throughout the year to help you learn more about our programs and how to apply. Explore our calendar to select and register for an upcoming event or schedule a 1:1 visit with an admissions counselor: 

1:1 Visits w/ Admission Counselors

Contact Us

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.

The Dean's Diversity Scholarships help support the mission of the School to diversify the nursing workforce.

The School of Nursing partners 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.

The University of Rochester thanks our veterans for your service to our country and values your contributions to our campus community.

Work at a URMC affiliate organization? Receive 55 percent in tuition support for the RN to BS and select master's programs.

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.





Accelerated Bachelor’s (ABPNN)

March 1 July 1 Nov. 1 (Jan. 2 deadline for 24-Month program)

RN to BS

July 1 Nov. 1 March 1

Accelerated Master’s (AMPNN)

July 1 Nov. 1

RN to BS to MS

April 15

Sept. 15

January 15

(N/A for NP-Master's programs)


Post-Master's Certificate



Rolling Admissions (Jan. 15 for all scholarship opportunities)

Online Prerequisite Courses

Courses start Sept. 15. Register for labs by Oct. 20. Register for courses by Nov. 20. Courses start Jan. 15. Register for labs by Feb. 20. Register for courses by March 20. Courses start May 15. Register for labs by June 20. Register for courses by July 20.


July 15 Nov. 15 April 15

Legal Nurse Consultant

Sept. 1 -- --

Non-Matriculated Courses

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

Care Management Education Program

Rolling admissions

Medical Terminology Course

Rolling admissions