Traditional Nursing B.S. Program

As a student at the Wegmans School of Nursing, you will be trained to provide exceptional patient/family-centered care.

With clinical experiences throughout the Rochester region and opportunities to participate in health care mission trips abroad, you will gain hands-on practice in a variety of real-world settings.

The Wegmans School of Nursing Difference

At the Wegmans School of Nursing, you will grow as a person and as a professional, developing aptitude in critical thinking, ethical decision making, establishing and maintaining therapeutic relationships, providing and coordinating care, cultural sensitivity, and self-appraisal.

Our state-of-the-art Nursing facilities will give you the quality, hands-on training you need to excel in the nursing profession.

As a nursing student, you will also have numerous opportunities for immersive, experiential learning in the community and abroad.

Nursing B.S. Curriculum

Fisher's nursing curriculum at the Wegmans School of Nursing is grounded in both the knowledge of the discipline of nursing and the science of evidence-based practice.

During the first two years of the undergraduate nursing curriculum, you will complete College Core and prerequisite liberal arts and science courses, and participate in non-credit nursing seminars.

During the clinical portion of the program, you’ll engage in the study and practice of nursing theory and evidence-based clinical coursework in the specialties of nursing care.

You will also have a chance to study in the School’s state-of-the-art Simulation Center, which mirrors an actual hospital unit. The Center contains five individual simulation rooms, including an obstetrics and pediatric room, with specialized simulation medical equipment. The Center provides enhanced training and experience that complements clinical rotations, reinforcing the experiential component of the curriculum.

The program culminates in a precepted clinical role transition course in the last semester of your senior year.

After Graduation

Nurses are in high demand. After graduation, you will be equipped for an entry-level generalist practice nursing role in any of the numerous local, national, and international health care opportunities available.

You will be prepared to engage in nursing practice that is responsible, accountable, safe, ethical, holistic, technologically advanced, scholarly, therapeutic, cost-effective, culturally sensitive, collaborative, innovative, and outcome-oriented.

In 2015, 91.7% of Fisher nursing graduates passed the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination) on their first attempt as compared to the New York state average of 80.6%.

Nursing Alumni Spotlight

Shalonda Lester

Shalonda Lester '13

R.N., Highland Hospital

“My Fisher education has been one of the best experiences of my life and has prepared me for so much. I have gotten many offers and compliments before people even meet me when they find out that I am a Fisher grad.”

Learn more about Shalonda Lester.

Making a Difference Abroad

Students and faculty from the Wegmans School of Nursing are making a difference in the lives of impoverished Kenyans. » Watch the video

Latest Nursing News


Markwick Named New York State Nurse Practitioner of the Year

Markwick Named New York State Nurse Practitioner of the Year


Dr. Laura Markwick, an assistant professor in the Wegmans School of Nursing, was given the Nurse Practitioner Association’s (NPA) 2016 New York State Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award. Markwick was honored as a part of the association's annual conference, held the weekend of Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2. Read More


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