Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing BS - RN Track

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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.

Admission Criteria

  • Recommended overall GPA 2.500
    • Below 2.500 GPA must submit a personal statement and 2 letters of recommendation

Please note students can complete the Statistics requirement as a prerequisite or corequisite with NBC 348 with a minimum 2.000 grade. 

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: RN to BS Program page.

Course Requirements

Total Credits Required for Major: 30*

* 34 credits for students who do not already have statistics.

Additional Degree Requirements Include:

Total Credits Required for Graduation: minimum of 32 at UB (120 total)*

All bachelor’s degrees require a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students in the RN-BS program typically enter the program with at least 60 credits, which will be applied to the 120 credit hour total.  Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. 

Curricular Plan

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.

The Nursing BS-RN track is a flexible program that offers its coursework every semester. Students are able to switch from full-time to part-time plans. To view, the possible full-time or part-time class schedules, utilize the links below.

The following curricular plan shows Full-Time Option 1:

Total Credits: 13

Total Credits: 11

Second Year Summer

Total Credits: 12

Total Credits Required: 32

Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge to:

  • Provide compassionate, holistic, culturally relevant, evidence based care related to wellness, health promotion, illness, injury and disease prevention, disease management and end of life care.
  • Collaborate with an interprofessional health care team to achieve outcomes within integrated health care systems.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in the management and coordination of patient-centered, safe, effective health care for individuals, families and populations.
  • Use informatics, effective oral, written, and electronic communication and patient care technology to share information and provide quality health care.
  • Advocate for health care consumers using principles of social justice and professional values.
  • Engage in lifelong learning and be an active member of the profession of nursing.
  • Practice within the framework of legislative, economic, environmental and regulatory processes to improve the provision of health care.


(HEGIS: 12.03 NURSING-BA & HIGHER, CIP51.3801 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.)


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