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New Early Acceptance Agreement with the University of Rochester School of Nursing Promotes Admission of SLU Students

St. Lawrence University recently established an Early Acceptance Agreement with the University of Rochester’s Accelerated Bachelor’s Program for Non-Nurses (ABPNN) in their School of Nursing.  This agreement allows SLU students to apply to the ABPNN during their junior year at SLU, with acceptance of up to two qualified candidates before the beginning of the students’ senior year at SLU.  The 12 month ABPNN enables individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree to complete coursework and clinical training to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.  Upon completion of this program at the University of Rochester, students will be eligible to take the NCLEX exam to become registered nurses and begin their careers in healthcare. 

Co-Chairs of the SLU Health Careers Committee Drs. Heckman and Kring established this agreement.   “This early acceptance opportunity enables our students to bypass the stress and cost of submitting multiple applications during their senior year.  We are happy to establish this connection with the University of Rochester to give our students an edge in gaining admission to this high-caliber nursing program,” said Dr. Kari Heckman, Associate Professor of Biology.  “I’m so excited to offer this early acceptance opportunity to students,” Academic Support Specialist Dr. Jane Kring added.  “Multiple SLU alumni have decided to attend the University of Rochester’s School of Nursing based on both the quality of their program and the competitiveness of their financial aid packages.”

The Early Acceptance agreement between SLU and the University of Rochester School of Nursing takes effect in October 2019.  Please find more specific information linked on the HCC webpage or contact Dr. Kari Heckman kheckman@stlawu.edu  or Dr. Jane Kring jkring@stlawu.edu with questions.