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UR School of Nursing Launches Articulation Agreement with St. Lawrence University

  By Patrick Broadwater
  Monday, October 28, 2019

The University of Rochester School of Nursing announced today that it has entered into an Early Acceptance agreement with St. Lawrence University. 

The agreement allows St. Lawrence students to apply for early acceptance to the UR School of Nursing’s Accelerated Bachelor’s Program for Non-Nurses (ABPNN) during their junior year and receive notification of their admission status by the end of the summer following their junior year. Upon graduating with a baccalaureate degree from St. Lawrence, accepted students will continue their studies at the UR School of Nursing, where they can earn their B.S. in nursing in 12 months. The UR School of Nursing will accept up to two qualified SLU students each year.

“We’re thrilled to formalize this agreement with such a highly regarded institution,” said Alexandria Duffney, director of enrollment management at the UR School of Nursing. “St. Lawrence students have proven to be well-prepared for the rigors of nursing school, and we look forward to helping facilitate their career aspirations by offering them this early enrollment option.”

The accelerated bachelor’s degree program enables individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree to complete nursing coursework and clinical instruction in just one year. Graduates of the program are then eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become registered nurses. The ABPNN at the UR School of Nursing is distinguished by its strong academics, immersive clinical experiences, and exceptional student support. Admission to the program is highly competitive with hundreds of applicants from across the country applying for approximately 70 slots in each of the three cohorts the school convenes each year.

“This early acceptance opportunity enables our students to bypass the stress and cost of submitting multiple applications during their senior year,” said Karin Heckman, associate professor of biology and co-chair of St. Lawrence’s Health Careers Committee. “We are happy to establish this connection with the University of Rochester to give our students an edge in gaining admission to this high-caliber nursing program.”

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