Bachelor's Programs

Explore Our Bachelor’s Programs

Earn your bachelor’s in nursing from one of the most respected nursing schools in the country.

A part of the University of Rochester Medical Center — a leading academic medical center in Upstate NY — our small school is uniquely positioned at the forefront of nursing science, practice, and education.

At UR Nursing, you’ll learn alongside the best and the brightest with access to hands-on learning experiences, innovative simulation technology, and expertise from faculty and nurses who are leaders in their field. We fully support your nursing journey with one-on-one mentoring, career planning, tech assistance, and stress management.

Build or start your career as a nurse here and look ahead to an exciting future.

Our programs
  • Options for high school students – Though we do not offer a traditional four-year undergraduate nursing degree program, there are several ways for high school students to earn a bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Rochester, including our Dual Degree program and 3+1 program.

  • Accelerated Bachelor’s Program for Non-Nurses – Already have a bachelor’s in another field? Apply to our Accelerated Bachelor’s program and become a nurse in just 12 months.

  • Online RN to BS program — If you are a licensed RN with an associate degree or nursing diploma, our RN to BS program features online coursework so you can earn a bachelor's degree in as little as 16 months.

Meet our Program Directors


Margaret Carno

Margaret A. Carno, PhD, MBA, MJ, RN, CPNP,D,ABSM, FNAP, FAAN

Co-Director, Baccalaureate Programs
Professor of Clinical Nursing
Patrick Hopkins

Patrick Hopkins, DNP, APRN, C-PNP, NNP

Co-Director, Baccalaureate Programs
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
Lisa Brophy

Lisa Brophy, MS, RN, MSBA

Assistant Undergrad Program Director
Senior Associate
Yvette Conyers

Yvette Conyers, DNP, RN, FNP-C, CTN-B

Assistant Undergrad Program Director Instructor of Clinical Nursing

In the News

Bachelor's Program Numbers


Graduates of our Accelerated Bachelor’s Program for Non-Nurses average a 90% NCLEX pass rate.


Percentage of SON faculty actively practicing in the nursing field.


Graduation rate for full-time undergrads from underrepresented groups.