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Rochester General College of Health Careers

Education through creative pathways and partnerships

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About Us

College History

The Rochester General College of Health Careers (RGCOHC) is honored to be a part of Rochester Regional Health. Together with Rochester Regional, we share a mission of enhancing lives and preserving health by enabling access to a comprehensive, fully integrated network of the highest quality and most affordable care, delivered with kindness, integrity, and respect. Rochester Regional Health has a long-standing tradition of providing health care education to support the needs of the Rochester community, and health profession education is an essential part of the organization's mission, vision, and values. 

RGCOHC is a private, independent, not-for-profit academic institution entity of the Rochester Regional Health System. In September 2020, the New York State Board of Regents approved the College of Health Careers as a degree granting institution. The first degree program is an Associate in Applied Science with a major in nursing - an LPN to ADN program. Rochester Regional Health was home to the Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing, which offers a practical nurse certificate. This program will transition to the College of Health Careers beginning January 2021. 


We are dedicated to preparing adult learners with the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to pursue health careers, advanced education, and lifelong learning.


Our vision is to be a community leader in health care education through creative pathways and partnerships.

Financial Aid

For financial aid information, please call: (585) 974-5500 or email: [email protected].

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College of Health Careers

Our private and modern facility was designed for the sole purpose of training students enrolled in health career related programs.

Institutional Goals

We aim to establish a progressive, degree-granting institution that will serve as a conduit for educational training for years to come. We'll achieve that by promoting best practices in teaching and learning and reaching for the following goals: 
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Offering programs and training that engages and prepares diverse populations for professional and career growth
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Contributing to the economic growth of the community through workforce development and job placement initiatives
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Creating a diverse workforce population to better meet the needs of those seeking health care services in Rochester
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Developing comprehensive, collaborative partnerships to expand the engagement and commitment to our community

Key Rochester General College of Health Careers Priorities

The Rochester General College of Health Careers Philosophy

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Nursing Associate of Applied Science Program

If you are ready to build on your skills and knowledge and take the next steps in your nursing career, apply to the Nursing Associate of Applied Science Program today! 

AAS Nursing Application
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Practical Nursing Program

The Practical Nursing Program is your first step toward nursing success, and the foundation for a successful and growing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Practical Nursing Application