Dec 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Nursing BS - Accelerated

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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

  • Complete four of the nine prerequisite courses by the application deadline.
  • Remaining prerequisites must be completed before the program begins. 
  • Minimum 2.000 or higher in each prerequisite course
  • Minimum overall prerequisite GPA 3.000
  • Minimum overall GPA 3.000
  • Bachelor’s Degree

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: Accelerated Program Application Dates page.

Course Requirements


*Graduate credit

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.

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.


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


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