Why Choose Nazareth for Nursing?

Imagine being a nurse who is not only a caregiver but a problem-solver, one who combines medical expertise with an awareness of global health issues. Imagine the rewards of learning how to care for patients from different cultures in a diverse population. This is Nazareth’s nursing degree program—designed for the complexity and challenge of 21st-century health care.

At Nazareth our goal is to prepare professional nurse generalists who not only possess an in-depth knowledge of nursing, but also provide culturally congruent nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities in and across all environments. Our curriculum is rich with humanities, biological, and social sciences as well as the teaching of a transcultural nursing framework.

Program Highlights

  • Nursing majors gain clinical experience in a variety of settings: acute, ambulatory, and community-based.
  • Studies place a strong emphasis on working in multicultural situations with patients of diverse backgrounds, languages, and income levels.
  • Interdisciplinary studies are encouraged in related fields such as gerontology, psychology, and Spanish.
  • Nazareth’s is the only program in the Rochester region to offer a 1+3 B.S. program for Licensed Practical Nurses (L.P.N. to B.S. in Nursing).
  • For Registered Nurses seeking a bachelor's in nursing, the R.N. to B.S. nursing program is flexible, offering options for both full-time and part-time study.
  • The nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Short-term study abroad option: Take part in a service learning project during spring break in Belize or learn about contemporary health care in England.

Typical Class Schedule

Program Information

Contact Information

Helene M. Lovett

Helene M. Lovett

Secretary in Nursing
Smyth Hall 303

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Students from the School of Health and Human Services’ nursing department have joined the Community High Blood Pressure Collaborative, a long-term, regionwide project designed to lower the incidence of high blood pressure in the Rochester area.

Example Careers

  • Elementary and high schools   
  • Hospitals, clinics, and medical groups
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Home care agencies
  • Medical equipment companies
  • Special interest groups
  • Nursing schools
  • Long-term care settings
  • Military
  • International nursing organizations

Clinical Sites

  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Rochester General Health System
  • Unity Health System
  • Thompson Health System
  • Clifton Springs Hospital
  • Newark Wayne Hospital
  • Rochester Psychiatric Center
  • Canandaigua VA
  • HCR of Rochester
  • Lifetime Care

Graduate Schools/Employers

  • American Red Cross
  • Cincinnati's Children's Hospital
  • Cornell University
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Mercy Flight Center
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Preferred Care
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • United Cerebral Palsy Association
  • U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs