RN to BS Program

Articulation Agreements

The University of Rochester School of Nursing has a number of articulation agreements with other colleges and universities in the area. Complete your bachelor’s degree through our 3+1 program, or gain early acceptance to our Accelerated Programs for Non-Nurses.

3+1 program

Begin your nursing education at a Rochester area community college and complete your bachelor’s degree at the School of Nursing.

You may complete the first three years of the bachelor’s degree at one of the following colleges:

    • Monroe Community College
    • Genesee Community College
    • Finger Lakes Community College

After you graduate and complete your NCLEX nursing licensure examination, the final year (equaling four semesters) will be completed at the University of Rochester through the RN to BS program.

If interested, you can apply through the community college of your choice. Upon admission to the 3+1 program, you will be guaranteed a space (assuming a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher) in our RN to BS program.

Review our transfer credit policies on page 43 of our Student Handbook. The Student Affairs Office is responsible for the final determination of the acceptance or denial of transfer credits.

Early Acceptance Agreements

For those students completing a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field, we offer an early acceptance to our Accelerated Programs for Non-Nurses. For most traditional students, the Accelerated Bachelor’s Program for Non-Nurses is the appropriate choice (significant health care experience is preferred for the Accelerated Master’s Program).

The purpose of this program is to facilitate educational and career mobility for students who are earning a baccalaureate degree in any major at one of the following colleges and who wish to pursue studies for the baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing at the UR School of Nursing:

    • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    • Wells College
    • Spelman College

Upon completion of the non-nursing baccalaureate and the prescribed prerequisite courses, students selected for matriculation into the program will continue their studies at the School of Nursing with assurance that they may complete all requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with the completion of 49 additional semester hours, offered in one calendar year.

Review our transfer credit policies on page 43 of our Student Handbook. The Student Affairs Office is responsible for the final determination of the acceptance or denial of transfer credits.