Jun 06, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Nursing BS - Accelerated

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Admission Criteria

Current or transfer students wishing to pursue this major must meet Accelerated Nursing Admission Criteria .

Course Requirements

Total Credits Required for Major: 59

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 59

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.


*Graduate credit

Academic Requirements

The Accelerated Baccalaureate of Science (ABS) in Nursing Program offers a second degree option for those individuals with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in another discipline to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing. All applicants must possess an earned bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field and must have completed at least four prerequisites at the time of application. Additionally, applicants must complete all other prerequisite courses before the May start date with minimum 3.000 overall and prerequisite GPAs.

A minimum of four prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher before the application deadline. The remaining prerequisites must be completed before the program begins in May.

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.

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits: 12

Total Credits: 18

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits Required: 59

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Provide patient-centered, compassionate, holistic, culturally relevant, evidence based care related to well-being, alteration in wellbeing, 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 and values, to promote and advocate for health ANA Nursing Code of Ethics equity and social justice. Formulate, implement and evaluate evidence basedstrategies 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.

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