The University of Rochester Medical Center is excited to celebrate 2020 as the Year of the Nurse & Midwife, as designated by the World Health Organization.

Here, we’ll recognize and celebrate the contributions of our nurse and midwives from across the Medical Center and affiliates, including: UR School of Nursing, Strong Memorial Hospital, Wilmot Cancer Center, Golisano Children’s Hospital, F.F. Thompson Hospital, Highland Hospital, Noyes Health, Jones Memorial Hospital, URMC Midwifery group, and St. James Hospital.

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Total number of nurses at Strong Memorial Hospital.


Total number of bachelor’s prepared nurses at SMH.


Total number of nurse practitioners at SMH.



Dean Kathy Rideout, EdD, PPCNP-BC, FNAP
It’s the best profession in the world… It’s important that we have the education that we need for our nurses as well as the workforce to manage the ongoing health care needs of patients – in the hospital, in the community, in rural areas, and throughout the world.
Dean Kathy Rideout, EdD, PPCNP-BC, FNAP

Want to celebrate your favorite nurse?

Let us know who it is and why!

Email: YOTNM2020@URMC.Rochester.edu


    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 is partnering 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
    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 Jan. 15

    (N/A for NP-Master's programs)
    Post-Master's Certificate
    International student deadline for all programs
    PhD, MS-PhD Feb. 1 / Apr. 15*
    Online Prerequisite Courses Course Starts Sept. 10 Last day to register: Dec. 1 Course starts Jan. ­10. Last day— to register: April 1. Course starts June 10. Last day to register: Aug. 1
    RNFA 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
    *Completed applications received by Feb. 1 will be considered for all available University-wide awards. Completed applications received after Feb. 1 but before April 15 will be considered for UR School of Nursing financial awards.