Nurse Practitioner Programs

Master's Programs - click here for a list of specialties available

Post-Master's Programs

The University of Rochester School of Nursing has been a leader in the nurse practitioner movement since its inception. Our former dean, Loretta C. Ford, RN, EdD, is considered the co-founder of the nurse practitioner model. We were the first to offer a formal Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program and our Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program is among the first of its kind in the country.

Our Nurse Practitioner programs are consistently ranked among the finest in the nation. In fact, our Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program is ranked 10th in the nation in U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings.

Most of our students are practicing nurses who want to refine their skills and broaden their opportunities.  All of them are committed professionals dedicated to providing the best possible care to patients.  We have nurses who are fairly new to the profession and those with many years of experience. This combination creates a dynamic environment where students learn form each other and build networks and lasting professional relationships.

Read what our former students have to say about the program.

“Of all my nursing education, the University of Rochester was my favorite. It was extremely helpful, professionally and personally. I never expected when I entered that I would one day be doing community based participatory research, but that's what I'm doing now. The School of Nursing helped make that possible. It showed us new directions—how much we could become.” Read more

 Sandra Good, MS (Acute Pediatric Nursing)

“The University of Rochester School of Nursing did a great deal to help shape my subsequent career. I wasn't entirely sure which direction I wanted to go into at the start. I was lucky to go to a school that exposed me to many sides of nursing early on, sides I didn't know (at the time) existed." Read more

     Fran London, MS (Psychiatric Mental Health)