The Center for Lifelong Learning

The Center for Lifelong Learning provides continuing professional education and nursing school prerequisites for nursing and healthcare professionals.  Some of our courses are credit-bearing courses and others are non-credit courses, many of which offer continuing nursing education credits.   We are part of the University of Rochester School of Nursing, one of the most respected nursing schools in the country.

Nationally known faculty

You will be learning from nationally and internationally recognized faculty and instructors. The opportunity to network with them often proves as valuable as the course content.


The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency.

Highly ranked

The University of Rochester School of Nursing is consistently ranked as one of the finest nursing schools in the nation.


The fact that we are part of a respected school doesn't keep us from being warm and nurturing. We work closely with our students to help facilitate their educational journey and career, even after they have completed their courses with us.


The Center for Lifelong Learning began offering continuing education courses in 2000. We now offer over 60 courses while serving students from across the country.

Types of Courses

Fast Track: A self-paced fully online course designed to be completed independently by following structured, sequenced and interactive online learning activities.

Online: A course in which all content delivery, instruction, and interaction occurs on the internet. There are no required face-to-face meetings. There may be a requirement for proctored exams

Hybrid-Online: A course which uses a blend of face-to-face and online modalities for content delivery, instruction and interaction. Face-to-face time is reduced proportionally to online learning activities.

Web-Enhanced: A course which uses online technologies to enhance traditional face-to-face content delivery, instruction, and interaction. There is no reduction in required face-to-face time.

Is online learning for me?

Fast Track Courses

NSG 305: Growth and Development Through the Lifespan

NSG 311: Statistics for Evidence Based Practice in the Health Sciences

NSG 312: Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Application to Health

NSG 313: Human Anatomy & Physiology II and Application to Health

NSG 309: Microbiology and Application to Health

NSG 310: Nutrition and Health