2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Nursing BS - RN Track - Program Requirements

Nursing

Wende Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013
716-829-2537
716-829-2067
www.nursing.buffalo.edu
Marsha L. Lewis
Dean and Professor
Susan Grinslade
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education
Danielle LaMarre-Smith
Director of Undergraduate Student Services
(HEGIS: 12.03 NURSING-BA & HIGHER, CIP: 51.3801 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.)

Completing the Nursing BS - RN Track Program

Academic Requirements

Admission is highly competitive and granted on a space available basis. Minimum requirements must be met for admission into the RN-BS program.

All applicants must apply to both UB and the School of Nursing. UB application and official transcripts are due November 30 while School of Nursing applications are due December 15.

All applicants must possess at least an earned associate's or diploma in nursing and an unencumbered US Registered Nurse license.

Students must be able to complete the statistics prerequisite course before the summer start date, with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.

At least part-time RN employment before the summer start date.

Academic Advice

Academic advisement for students applying to the RN-BS program is provided by the School of Nursing.

Equivalent transfer courses may be approved by the School of Nursing.

Minimum requirements must be met for admission into the RN-BS; however, it is expected that successful applicants will exceed these criteria.

Transfer Credit Policy

Prerequisite courses of statistics may be transferred from other accredited institutions if deemed equivalent. Students must consult with a School of Nursing advisor to determine equivalency.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

NSG 295 Statistics for Health Care Professions or PSY 207 Psychological Statistics or STA 119 Statistical Methods or SSC 225 Statistics for Social Sciences or CEP 207 Introduction to Statistics and Computing

Required Courses

NSG 198 UB Curriculum Transfer Seminar
NBC 353 Clinical Reasoning & Judgment for Quality and Safety Outcomes (3)
NSG 311 Family Nursing (2)
NBC 354 Patient & Family Centered Care (3)
NSG 472 Promoting Quality Health Outcomes & Culture of Safety (2)
NSG 348 Intro to Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice (3)
NSG 393 Informatics & Health Care Environment (3)
NGC 518 Health Promotion and Epidemiology Methods (3)*
NBC 476 RN Transitioning to Practice as BS Prepared Leader/Manager (2)
NSG 410 Public Health Nursing for Population Health (2)
NGC 409/NGC 509 Ethics for Health Professions (3)*
NBC 494 BS RN Leadership Synthesis Project (4)

*Graduate credit

Total Credit Hours Required

Credits Required for Major 30 
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum    2
Additional Credits Required for Electives   0
Total Credits Required for Degree  32


Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

*Elective credit will be required for students with less than 90 transfer credits to reach the 120 credit minimum for bachelor’s degree conferral. General education requirements may still apply dependent upon transfer course articulation.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Curricular Plan / Degree Map

View the Nursing RN-BS Curricular Plan (PDF) which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree.

Nursing

Wende Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013
716-829-2537
716-829-2067
www.nursing.buffalo.edu
Marsha L. Lewis
Dean and Professor
Susan Grinslade
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education
Danielle LaMarre-Smith
Director of Undergraduate Student Services
(HEGIS: 12.03 NURSING-BA & HIGHER, CIP: 51.3801 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.)
Published: November 17, 2017 09:59:13 AM