Get ready for some of the most fulfilling, impactful work you could ever imagine. As a nurse, you’ll be at the center of patient care, helping people when they truly need you the most.
UB’s nursing program is for students who want to be a step ahead, ready for a health care system that gets more complex every day. And if you’re looking for job security, a nursing degree means that your skills will be in high demand, and that you’ll be ready to manage, lead and keep moving forward throughout your career.
Visit the Nursing academic program page for more information about the academic experience, who you will learn from, opportunities outside of class and what you can do with this degree.
Visit the School of Nursing for contact information, a brief overview of the department and the curricular options.
- Complete prerequisite courses
- Minimum 2.000 or higher in each prerequisite course
- Minimum overall prerequisite GPA 3.000
- Minimum overall GPA 3.000
This program is competitive and admission is not guaranteed even if all admission criteria is met.
For information on application requirements and deadlines, visit the School of Nursing: Traditional Program Application Dates page.
Prerequisite Courses (40-41 credits)
Select one of the following Statistics courses:
Nursing - Traditional Nursing Program Core (60 credits)
Total Credits Required for Major: 100-101
Additional Degree Requirements Include:
- Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
- Elective courses as needed to complete the 120 credit hour total
Total Credits Required for Graduation: 120
Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.
Students will be reviewed each semester after grades are posted, and are required to earn a “C” or better in each prerequisite course in which they are enrolled in at the end of the add/drop period. They must also maintain an overall GPA of 3.000.
Students not meeting benchmarks will be placed on department probation after the first semester:
- Students on probation will receive mandatory advisement after their first semester. Students must complete a self-assessment of the previous semester, develop an action plan, and identify a proposed alternate major. Students will be given a deadline of February 15 or July 15 to identify a secondary major.
- Students with 2 semesters of warning will have nursing as the intended major removed from their record at the end of their first year or two semesters.
Progression within the major will be monitored based on UB’s Finish in 4 policy, and will also be provided with focused advisement through “Ready to Apply Session” advisement with nursing admissions. Students unable to apply within four semesters will have nursing removed from their records.
Intended students that are also in some special populations (Ex: EOP) will continue to be provided with nursing advising and be offered a five-year completion plan after grade review, if necessary.
Eligible students who are denied admission to the upper division program must declare a new major, or they will be changed to Exploratory Transitions.
A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.
Total Credits Required: 120
Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.
Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge to:
- Provide patient-centered, compassionate, holistic, culturally relevant, evidence-based care related to well-being, alteration in well-being, health promotion, prevention of disease and injury, and end of life care across the life span.
- Collaborate with members of the interprofessional team, other health care staff, patients, families, communities and populations to promote safety and achieve quality outcomes within integrated health care systems.
- Enact leadership knowledge, skills and attitudes in the coordination and safe transitions of care to achieve quality outcomes for individuals, families and populations.
- Integrate informatics and technology to communicate, manage data to inform knowledge, prevent and mitigate error, and support decision-making.
- Exemplify professional nursing practice, guided by the ANA Nursing Code of Ethics and values, to promote and advocate for health equity and social justice.
- Formulate, implement and evaluate evidence-based strategies and interventions, informed by the social determinants of health, to achieve population health outcomes.
- Practice with an understanding of the broad context of the development and implementation of legislation, regulatory policies, guidelines and standards, on access, delivery and reimbursement of care.