Student Experience

Fisher Nursing Online, the online M.S. in Nursing pathway from the Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher College, provides registered nurses (RNs) across the country with the opportunity to experience our nationally recognized nursing education.

In a time when expanding access to health care is critical, our online pathway enables us to deliver our values-based, student-centered nursing education to aspiring nurse practitioners across the country. Designed with the needs of online students in mind, the program combines rigorous academics, hands-on experiences, and unparalleled faculty support to create an innovative learning environment for the next generation of nursing leaders.

4 Program Options

Part-Time and Accelerated Tracks

600 Hours of Clinical Rotations

Online Learning

Classes are hosted on an intuitive digital platform designed to seamlessly integrate our curriculum with your online learning experience.

  • Attend small, live classes that enable you to connect with your peers and professors using features like breakout rooms, real-time annotations, and live chat.
  • Review what you learned during live sessions using searchable course transcripts and classroom recordings.
  • Meet with faculty for additional academic guidance during live office hours, hosted in the online classroom.
  • Get 24/7 tech support with the click of a button from anywhere in the online platform.

Coursework That Prepares Nursing Leaders

Designed and developed in collaboration with a team of online learning experts, our rigorous on-campus curriculum has been adapted to the online environment. You will enhance your understanding of advanced nursing skills by attending classes and completing didactic lecture-based videos, assignments, and more on your own schedule.

Experiential Learning

To complement your online classes and prepare you to work with diverse patients, you will engage in hands-on practice during your time in the program. Through on-campus immersions and clinical rotations in your own community, you will gain the skills you need to work with a variety of clients.


Visit our campus in Rochester, New York, to practice essential nursing skills in preparation for your clinical rotations. You will apply your classroom knowledge to real nursing scenarios, complete hands-on assessments, and interact with your peers and professors in-person.

Glover-Crask Simulation Center

The Wegmans School of Nursing houses the Glover-Crask Simulation Center, a 10,400-square-foot space that mirrors a hospital unit. With five individual simulation rooms, including obstetrics and pediatric rooms, the Center provides you with enhanced training opportunities so you can confidently complete your clinical work.

Learning Resource Center

Additionally, our Learning Resource Center contains two major nursing laboratories complete with equipment, examination tables, and mannequins so you can practice technical skills in a simulated setting.

Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations allow you to gain supervised experience that is relevant to your program of choice — and you will be able to start working with patients sooner. Build a network of experienced health care professionals who will support you as you provide hands-on care and learn about the specific health care challenges facing your community.


The Wegmans School of Nursing has clinical practice partnerships with health care systems, community-based agencies, and private practices across New York state. Our partners align with our values, and take pride in mentoring the next generation of Fisher nurses.

Placement Services

Our placement support team will work with you to secure placements near your community that align with the high standards maintained by the Wegmans School of Nursing.


Fisher faculty are dedicated to student success and committed to modeling the behavior, passion, and commitment required to deliver exceptional patient care. They are experienced educators and mentors who create a supportive and encouraging learning environment.

Student Resources

Student Success

We are dedicated to helping you succeed, so we offer personalized support at every stage of your journey. From admissions through graduation, you will work with a team of admissions counselors, student success advisors, technical support, and career services staff so you can stay focused on what matters most — preparing to serve your future patients.

LinkedIn Premium Career

To set you up for future success as a nursing leader, we offer students up to 15 months of complimentary LinkedIn Premium Career access. Your membership will allow you to direct-message recruiters, get your résumé reviewed by experts, and access salary insights, career data, and more.

The Fisher Community

Grounded in goodness, discipline, and knowledge, the Fisher community is dedicated to preparing nurse practitioners who can provide ethical, compassionate care to diverse patient populations. The digital campus is designed to connect you to people across the country, giving you unparalleled access to your peers and faculty members.

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