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Kristina Santory, an instructor in the ABSN program

UR Medicine Admits First Cohort, Expands Tuition-Free Nursing Scholars Program

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2023 — To combat the rising nursing shortage in the region, the University of Rochester Medical Center and School of Nursing have announced an expansion of their pioneering UR Nursing Scholars Program.

Student in the ABSN program

UR Medicine Launches Tuition-Free Nursing Education Program

Thursday, Jan 12, 2023 — To combat the region’s nursing shortage, the University of Rochester Medical Center and School of Nursing today announced an innovative program to provide a tuition-free nursing education for 33 students per year, with the first cohort expected to enroll in Fall 2023.

Group of ABSN students with signs about doing the accelerated nursing program

School of Nursing Offers 24-Month Pathway for Accelerated Nursing Program

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing is now accepting applications for a new 24-month option in the Accelerated Bachelor’s Program for Non-Nurses. The degree pathway allows aspiring nurses  to complete the program in six consecutive semesters to earn a second bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Nurse practitioner student Mary Starks talks with a standardized patient during an OSCE (objective structured clinical examination), while her instructors look on.

A Worthy Faux: Simulation Events Create Powerful Learning Environment

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2022 — "So far, it’s the most realistic education we’ve gotten in the program,” Sean Goonan, RN, BS, OCN, a 2021 adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner graduate, said after participating in his first Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). “In my opinion, it’s almost the equivalent of walking into a real patient’s room for the first time.”

Coming Full Circle

Coming Full Circle

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 — Raleigh Galbraith smiles down at three-week-old Ava as her professor shows her how to best listen to the preemie’s tiny heart. He sanitizes his hands one more time, grabs the miniature stethoscope from the side of the crib, and gently adjusts the 4-pound baby’s onesie.

Dec 2015 Pinning Ceremony

Emotions ride high during APNN graduation ceremony | University of Rochester School of Nursing

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 — One by one, they paraded across the stage accompanied by tears and laughter. Awaiting them at the other end was a diploma, a pin and the beginning of a new life.

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