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  • University of Rochester (UR) School of Nursing

    The University of Rochester (UR) School of Nursing, a part of the University of Rochester Medical Center, offers high quality undergraduate and graduate nursing programs including the Clinical Nurse Leader and Nurse Practitioner programs.

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    • NCLEX Pass Rate 92
    • Accreditations CCNE Accredited
    • Location Rochester, New York
    • Programs BSN, DNP, MSN, RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, MSN-to-DNP, MSN to PhD, CNL, NP, PhD, Accelerated BSN, Post-grad Certificate, Other
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    The University of Rochester, founded in 1850, is a private, non-profit institution. The School of Nursing has been established for more than 90 years.

    Programs available range from the undergraduate degree level to master's and doctoral degrees as well as accelerated programs for non-nurses and RN completion degrees.

    Undergraduate


    Dual Degree (BA/BS and BSN)

    This program is designed for high school students who are contemplating a career in nursing. The Dual Degree program gives the option to tandem with the University of Rochester. This will give incoming freshman the option to a BA or BS degree and a BSN degree in four-and-a-half years.

    Accelerated Programs for Non-Nurses (BSN and MSN)

    For those who already hold a degree, students can earn a bachelor’s in just 12 months or a master’s degree in nursing in three years with the Accelerated Program for Non-Nurses (APNN).

    There are no standardized test scores (GRE) required for admission to the accelerated program.

    Graduate


    RN to BS and RN to BS to MS

    The RN to BS and RN to BS to MS programs are designed for licensed RNs who hold an associate degree or nursing diploma. Students are able to earn a BS in as little as 16 months, on a part-time flexible schedule. Those who want to go on to a MS degree can enroll in the RN to BS to MS program to make the journey shorter. Courses are presented by a hybrid learning style. Hybrid online courses are presented in some in-class sessions and some activities that are completed online. The in class meetings happen only once per month, usually on a weekday evening.

    Those who would like to go on for an MS from an RN prepared with an associate's degree or diploma can save time by enrolling in the RN-BS-MS degree program. There are seven programs from which to choose.

    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
    • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
    • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
    • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (PNP/NNP)
    • Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP)
    • Nursing Education

    Nurse Practitioner (MS and Post-MS)

    Specialties

    1. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
    2. Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
    3. Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
    4. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
    5. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (PNP/NNP)
    6. Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP)

    Leadership (MS)

    Leadership is a necessity in any organization, especially healthcare. The CNL and Health Care Organization Management/Leadership tracks help the master's prepared nurse to learn to lead teams.

    Nursing Education (MS and Post MS)

    The Master’s in Nursing Education program prepares nurses to teach at a college or in a clinical setting.

    Post-Master's Certificate

    There are post-master's certificates available in six nurse practitioner specialties, nursing education, and as a clinical nurse leader.

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    The post BS/CNL-DNP program is typically completed in five years on a part time status.

    The Post-MS to DNP program of study is designed for the RN who holds a master's degree as an NP or CNL and would like to earn a DNP as well as a national specialty certification (if applicable to their specialty). Credit for Master’s degree courses will be given. This program is typically completed in 3 years, on a part time study.

    MS-PhD Dual Degree

    The full time Dual Degree Programs prepare the nurse using a research-intensive curriculum. The courses are full time study and three years in length. Students then continue to a PhD level dissertation proposal and dissertation research.

    Specialties

    1. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
    2. Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
    3. Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
    4. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
    5. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (PNP/NNP)
    6. Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP)
    7. Nursing Education

    Doctor of Philosophy PhD in Nursing (PhD) and Health Science

    The PhD program is open to all licensed health professionals who hold a master’s degree. At a full time study, this program can be completed in four years.

    Rankings

    US News and World Report (2019)

    • #33 (tie) in National Universities
    • #13 (tie) in Best Colleges for Veterans
    • #23 in Best Value Schools
    • #35 (tie) in Best Nursing Schools: Master's
    • #39 (tie) in Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • #118 Best Global Universities

    NICHE (2019)

    • Best Colleges for Nursing in America #16 of 599
    • Most Diverse Colleges in America #51 of 1,592
    • Top Private Universities in America #51 of 975
    • Colleges with the Best Academics in America #55 of 1,591
    • Best Colleges in America #63 of 1,647
    • Best Value Colleges in America #89 of 1,590
    • Most Liberal Colleges in America #200 of 687
    • Colleges with the Best Student Life in America #282 of 1,542
    • Best College Campuses in America #579 of 1,408
    • Best Colleges for Nursing in New York #2 of 38
    • Top Private Universities in New York #7 of 91
    • Best Colleges in New York #8 of 13
    • Colleges with the Best Academics in New York #8 of 127
    • Most Diverse Colleges in New York #10 of 126
    • Best Value Colleges in New York #13 of 121
    • Colleges with the Best Student Life in New York #20 of 121
    • Best College Campuses in New York #24 of 109
    • Most Liberal Colleges in New York #31 of 84
    • Best Colleges in Rochester Area #1 of 6
    • Best Value Colleges in Rochester Area #1 of 6

    Forbes (2019)

    • #83 Top Colleges
    • #65 in Private Colleges
    • #44 in Research Universities
    • #45 in the Northeast
    • #290 America's Best Value Colleges

    MONEY Magazine ranked UR #182 Best Colleges For Your Money (2018-2019).

    The Princeton Review (2018-2019)

    • The Best 384 Colleges
    • Best Northeastern
    • Colleges That Pay You Back

    University of Rochester is ranked 30 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 94 among all colleges (2017).

    College Factual ranked UR #39 Best Colleges for the Money in Michigan (2018-2019).

    Accreditation

    The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the baccalaureate, master's, and DNP programs.

    The University of Rochester is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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