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Master's Programs

Master's Programs

Consistently ranked as a top nursing school for master’s programs, the University of Rochester School of Nursing prepares advanced practice nurses as leaders in the profession, ready to improve access to and deliver quality care for patients across Upstate NY and beyond.

Our programs were designed to create flexible ways to study and earn your master’s degree while working full-time. Whether your aim is to improve the care of your patients, become a leader in health care, or educate the next generation of nurses, our multiple entry points and specialty options will help you get there.

At the School of Nursing, you will learn from expert faculty at a nationally-renowned academic medical center. We find the best clinical placement fit and match you with preceptors who are experienced clinicians or leaders and managers in health care. As industry leaders, our graduates are highly sought for positions in hospitals, agencies, schools, and clinics even before they graduate.

Our programs

Meet our Program Directors


Craig Sellers

Craig Sellers, PhD, RN, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP

Director, Master's Programs
Specialty Director, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP Program
Luis Rosario-McCabe

Luis Rosario-McCabe, DNP, PMC, RN, WHNP-BC, CNL

Specialty Director, CNL program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Faculty
Maria Marconi

Maria Marconi, EdD, RN, CNE

Co-Specialty Director, HCM program
Specialty Director, Nursing Education program
Kristin Hocker

Kristin Hocker, EdD

Co-Specialty Director, HCM program
Beth Palermo

Beth Palermo, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, ACNP-BC

Specialty Director, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
Holly Brown


Co-Director, Family Psychiatric Mental Health NP Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
Susan Blaakman

Susan Blaakman, PhD, RN, NPP- BC

Co-Director, Family Psychiatric Mental Health NP Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
Lynne Massaro

Lynne Massaro, DNP, RN, FNP-C, ANP-BC

Specialty Director, Family NP Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
Erin Baylor

Erin Baylor, DNP, RN, PNP-BC, ONP

Specialty Director, Pediatric NP Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing

In the News

Master's Program Numbers


Percentage of UR Nursing master's students employed in the nursing field within a year of graduation.


Percentage of SON faculty actively practicing in the nursing field.

No. 1

UR Nursing's rank among Upstate/Western New York schools in the U.S. News master's program rankings.