AS&E Admissions Counselor
The Dual Degree in Nursing (DDN) program at the University of Rochester is a four-and-a-half year, ten-semester program in which you complete both a bachelor of arts or science at the College, and a bachelor of science in nursing at the University’s School of Nursing (SON).
Semesters one to seven: Complete all graduation requirements for the College and pre-requisite* coursework for the School of Nursing.
Semesters eight to ten: Transition to the accelerated bachelor’s program for non-nurses (ABPNN) at SON, where you’ll complete the requirements for the bachelor of science in nursing in the following winter, summer, and fall semesters.
*You are required to achieve a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete the following pre-requisite courses prior to enrolling in the SON. These pre-requisites can be completed through the SON FastTrack online courses, the College, and/or outside the University, as approved by the undergraduate DDN program advisor:
*Hard science prerequisite coursework must be completed within the last five years.
To learn more about the prerequisite requirements for the Accelerated Program for Non-Nurses, please visit our webpage.
The University of Rochester School of Nursing offers high quality academic programs, a robust research portfolio, as well as extensive clinical and educational partnerships throughout the University of Rochester Medical Center and larger community.
To apply to DDN, you need to:
If you are selected as a finalist, you will be offered the opportunity to participate in a virtual interview in February and will hear about your admission to DDN and the College in March.
If you are not selected, you will be notified in early January but will still be considered for admission to the College alone. You will receive a decision by April 1.
The DDN program combines the resources of the College and the SON at Rochester. It allows incoming first-year students to combine their interests in nursing with a specific academic discipline offered at the College. In addition, the DDN program offers the following advantages to admitted students:
*Students benefit from the extraordinary resources of our two teaching magnet hospitals, Strong Memorial Hospital (and its Golisano Children’s Hospital) and Highland Hospital. The University also has a broad range of longstanding affiliations with other hospitals, health systems, and community-based organizations throughout the Greater Rochester region. Many graduates of the School of Nursing go on to work for our own University-affiliated hospitals and become leaders on their units.
Read a blog post by DDN student Charlotte Pillow to learn about the course flexibility, prerequisites, and health care experience of DDN.
You’re more likely to be a successful applicant to the DDN program if you:
In the first seven semesters, you’ll be charged tuition as a student of the College and will receive financial aid information from the College.
In semesters eight, nine, and ten, you’ll be charged SON tuition and receive financial aid information from SON for the twelve-month ABPNN program (spring, summer, and fall).
Speak with your financial aid counselor once you’re admitted to discuss financing your education both at the College and the SON.