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UR Nursing Lands at No. 21 in National Ranking of Master’s Programs

Monday, Apr 8, 2024 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing has been ranked No. 21 among U.S. nursing schools for its master’s programs, according to the 2024-25 Best Graduate Schools guide produced by U.S. News and World Report.

Hylin Smith stands outside a simulation suite, wearing a gray URMC shirt.

Student Spotlight: Hylin Smith Pursues Lifelong Dream in 24-Month Bachelor's Program

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 — Smith's path to nursing started in health care administration, working alongside patients, families, and care teams on a Patient Relations team.

A student receives her pin and pink "nursing" sash on stage.

December Pinning Ceremony Celebrates Newest Bachelor's-Prepared Nurses

Monday, Dec 18, 2023 — The School of Nursing celebrated 60 of its newest bachelor's prepared nurses.

Thaw Htoo '23N stands outside the Children's School wearing his white School of Nursing scrubs.

‘It was meant to be:’ Through nursing, Thaw Htoo sees a way to support Rochester refugees

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2023 — Htoo arrived at the Children's School as a refugee at age 11. By coincidence, he returned as a soon-to-be nurse for his final-semester community health clinicals.

Nursing students in scrubs gathered around an exam table.

UR Nursing Recognized by AACN as Leader in Educational Innovation

Friday, Nov 10, 2023 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing was named a recipient of the American Associate of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) 2023 Innovations in Professional Nursing Education award.

Two ABSN students in simulation.

US News & World Report Ranks UR Nursing Undergraduate Programs # 23 in the Nation

Monday, Sep 18, 2023 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing’s bachelor’s-level programs are number 23 in the nation according to the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

Photo of Zhihong Zhang holding her award certificate and a bouquet of flowers.

Convocation Welcomes New Students, Celebrates Award Winners

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2023 — The annual ceremony celebrated new and returning students, and marked major milestones for the School of Nursing.

Bachelor's student Daniel Lee practices a patient scenario with VR goggles.

From Classroom to Clinical: Embracing Technology to Prepare Tomorrow’s Nurses

Friday, Jul 21, 2023 — The School of Nursing has revamped its education approach to prepare nurses for a future marked by disruption.

Student Spotlight: Natalie Lewis is Making an Impact in Mental Health

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2023 — Natalie Lewis is using her UR Nursing education to improve access to mental health services in Rochester.

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.”

From left to right: Marissa McFadden, RN, Lisa McFadden, RN, BSN, OCN, and Nicole McFadden, RN

A Family Affair: Fate (and a global pandemic) bring sisters and mother to UR School of Nursing at same time

Friday, Feb 11, 2022 — Three members of the same household attending the same school at the same time may seem like an intentional family bonding experience, but in reality, it was more like a happy accident.

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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