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Nursing
  • Clinical hours: 840
  • Faculty to clinical students: 1:5-1:8
  • NCLEX-RN pass rate:2018: 95%

Nursing

All great nursing programs stress more than technical know-how. As a nursing student at Fisher, you will be trained to provide exceptional patient- and 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 practical settings.

Fisher also offers an accelerated option that allows specific graduate-level courses to be taken, with one course fulfilling a designated undergraduate requirement. This lets you shorten the time needed to pursue graduate studies at the Wegmans School of Nursing without compromising didactic and clinical learning experiences.

Program Overview

The traditional nursing program at Fisher is grounded in both discipline knowledge and the science of evidence-based practice.

During your first two years, you will complete College Core and prerequisite liberal arts and science courses, and participate in non-credit nursing seminars. You’ll study and practice nursing theory during the clinical portion of the program, and engage in evidence-based clinical coursework in the specialties of nursing care. The program culminates in a precepted clinical role transition course.

You also will have the chance to study in the Wegmans School of Nursing’s simulation center, which mirrors an actual hospital unit. Working with specialized simulation medical equipment offers you enhanced training and experience that reinforces the experiential component of the curriculum.

Life After Fisher

As a graduate with a bachelor's degree in nursing, you will be joining an elite group of individuals. Fisher nursing graduates are consistently ranked at or above the state and national average for similar B.S. programs.

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. Frequently Fisher nursing students are recruited for and offered jobs from the nurse managers in settings where they are in student clinical placements or summer jobs.

The program allowed me to explore so many different health care locations in Rochester. The ability to work at each of these locations helped me to decide where I wanted to apply after graduation, as well as what different units are like. ”


Chelsea Sedlak
  • Chelsea Sedlak '17
  • Registered Nurse, Surgical Intensive and Progressive Care Unit, Strong Memorial Hospital

As a nurse, you have the unique opportunity to make a difference every day in the lives of people and the community in which you live. ”


Tricia Gatlin
  • Tricia K. Gatlin
  • Dean, Wegmans School of Nursing

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. ”


Shalonda Lester
  • Shalonda Lester
  • R.N., Emergency Department, Highland Hospital

A Fisher education is like no other. Fisher molded me into the person I am today, the nurse I wanted to be, and showed me the instructor I strive to be. ”


Maggie Rustowicz
  • Nursing ’19
  • Nursing Instructor, Erie 1 BOCES

The coursework has helped me develop a deep passion for a career in nursing. And the professors inspire me to become a great nurse. When I go to clinical and take care of my patients, I feel like I am making a difference in someone’s life and this is just the beginning. ”


Aura Rivera
  • Aura Rivera '18
  • Registered Nurse, Rochester Regional Health