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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.

Portrait of Melissa Langworthy in a blue shirt and white coat.

Alumni Profile: From Public Safety to Pluta Cancer, Melissa Langworthy Finds Calling as Nurse, Educator

Monday, Oct 23, 2023 — A longtime oncology nurse at UR Medicine's Pluta Cancer Center, this recent MNE graduate is now sharing her knowledge with nursing students.

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.

Erin Sabo sits in front of a window overlooking the University of Rochester Medical Center campus, wearing navy blue scrubs.

Student Spotlight: Erin Sabo Educates, Empowers Future Nurses

Monday, Aug 21, 2023 — Teaching undergraduate nursing clinicals helped Erin Sabo uncover a passion for teaching. Now, she's pursuing a master's in nursing education.

Portrait of Dillon Dzikowicz standing in a School of Nursing lounge.

Meet Our New Faculty: Dillon Dzikowicz Is Advancing ECG Research, Education

Thursday, Aug 17, 2023 — Dzikowicz, who also holds a master's in nursing education, is also passionate about generating interest in nursing research and informatics among undergraduates.

Assistant Professor Dee Dee Rutigliano leads an exercise with East High scholars in one of the School of Nursing's simulation suites.

From High School to Health Care: East High Partnership Creates Pathway for Teens

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2023 — A collaboration with East High is introducing Rochester teens to the possibilities within a nursing career and expanding diversity in the health care workforce.

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.

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UR Nursing Ranks in Top 25 for Best Graduate Schools

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2023 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing has been ranked No. 22 among U.S. nursing schools for its master’s programs, according to the 2023-24 Best Graduate Schools guide produced by U.S. News and World Report. 

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Alumnus Michael Hasselberg to Deliver UR Nursing 2023 Graduation Speech

Monday, Apr 17, 2023 — Michael Hasselberg ’07N (MS) ’13N (PhD), UR Medicine's chief digital health officer and a psychiatric nurse practitioner, will deliver the 2023 School of Nursing Graduation Ceremony speech on May 12.

4 photos of students working with mannequins in the UR Nursing simulation suites and skills lab; INACSL Endorsement logo in the center of the photo.

UR Nursing Earns International Endorsement for Simulation Education

Monday, Jan 23, 2023 — UR Nursing is the first New York nursing school to earn INACSL's endorsement in simulation education.

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.”

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UR School of Nursing, Medical Center Extend Free Tuition Program for Employees

Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022 — The University of Rochester School of Nursing, in partnership with nursing practice at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has extended a free tuition program for UR nurses for another two years. The UR School of Nursing Tuition Grant supplements UR employee tuition benefits to provide 100 percent tuition coverage in select bachelor’s, master’s, and post-master’s programs.

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