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Nursing BS - Accelerated

(HEGIS: 12.03 NURSING-BA & HIGHER, CIP: 51.3801 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.)

School of Nursing

Wende Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013

Annette Wysocki, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNYAM
Dean and Professor

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Jennifer Schreier
Director of Student Services

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Why study Nursing BS - Accelerated at UB?

Beginning in the Summer 2023, the Accelerated Nursing Program will transition to a Concept-Based Curriculum (CBC) as a method of delivering ever-expanding amounts of content in an easier way. Students will be able to use higher order thinking to make clear connections between theory and practice. The CBC will also improve graduates’ ability to translate knowledge to practice in multiple settings when caring for patients at various stages of wellness and illness across the lifespan. Upper division coursework will include an emphasis on nursing practice, health promotion, informatics, evidence-based research, health systems policy and care coordination across populations.

The accelerated second-degree option offers the undergraduate nursing curriculum as an intensive, full time, 12 month program designed for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree in a field outside of nursing. Students selecting this option will complete all required courses in the nursing major in a sequence that provides accelerated progression and, upon completion, are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse. During their study, ABS students will also be given the opportunity to accrue up to three graduate credit hours, which later may be applied to a graduate program in a nursing specialty area of interest, giving students a head start toward a graduate degree.

Learning Outcomes

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. 

The Learning Environment

Each year we admit 56 students to our Accelerated Baccalaureate Degree (ABS) in Nursing program. Upper-division (junior and senior level) courses emphasize health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, and the care of those with chronic or acute and complex illnesses, focusing on the knowledge, skills and critical thinking required to provide holistic, culturally relevant, evidence-based nursing care.

Clinical rotations for this program includes 624 clinical hours, many of which are offered in innovative Dedicated Education Units (DEU), a model for clinical instruction that provides an optimal teaching/learning environment for students, faculty and clinicians. Students are integrated into the clinical setting that accurately simulates nursing practice. The program culminates in a three week preceptorship where students are immersed in a one-on-one experience with a nurse in a clinical setting.

About Our Facilities

The School of Nursing offers fully equipped health assessment, nursing skills, and simulation labs. Individualized teaching, coaching, and practice opportunities are provided by faculty and teaching assistants from our graduate student body.

The School of Nursing simulation labs feature state-of-the-art patient simulators in a virtual operating room that is connected to patient monitors, and one utilized to simulate ambulatory and acute nursing situations.

The Center for Nursing Research (CNR) provides methodological and clinical research consultation to the School of Nursing faculty, students and staff as well as research opportunities for students. The CNR has a repository for information on internal and external sources of funding, including guidelines and application forms.

A range of educational technology resources include a wide variety of health-care databases, computer assisted instruction, and electronic resources.

About Our Faculty

The faculty in the undergraduate program are expert practitioners of nursing, all having advanced preparation in their fields of specialization. Many have achieved national and international recognition. Faculty are actively engaged in research, making significant contributions to nursing science and theory. Among the honors that have been awarded to faculty members include the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and election to office in the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Many faculty have the distinction of holding certification as expert clinical practitioners awarded by professional associations that promote and recognize only the highest standards of nursing excellence.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the School of Nursing faculty contact page for additional information about our faculty.

Career Outlook

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Salary Information

The mean annual salary for registered professional nurses in New York State is $89,760 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2021).

Academic Advising

The School of Nursing Office of Student Services advises nursing students.

A nursing advisor will work with you to craft your academic schedule, help you integrate into the program and assist students in overcoming obstacles toward degree completion.

Academic Advising Contact Information

Contact the Office of Student Services at 716-829-2537 to schedule an appointment. All general inquiries may be sent to the School of Nursing Office of Student Services email. Prospective students can register to attend an information session through the School of Nursing events page.

Scholarships and Financial Support

School of Nursing scholarships are available to nursing students and contingent upon the availability of funds. Please check the SON scholarships webpage for opportunities available.

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Published: Jan 25, 2023 07:59:28