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Nursing BS - Traditional Nursing Program - Applying to the Program

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

School of Nursing

Wende Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013

Marsha L. Lewis
Dean and Professor

Catherine M. Mann
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Jennifer Schreier
Director of Student Services

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Becoming a Nursing BS - Traditional Nursing Program Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. For the 2019 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average GPA range from 90-96, an average ACT score of 24-30 and an average SAT score of 1180-1350.
The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

Freshmen who wish to pursue nursing will be admitted to the University as intended majors and will apply to the formal nursing program in the spring of their sophomore year after completing prerequisites and most of their UB Curriculum course work.

Transfer Admission to the Program

The School of Nursing will review admitted students’ incoming GPA. Students must meet the 3.000 overall GPA minimum and a “C” or better in each completed prerequisite class before acceptance into the intended major. 

Transfer students can apply directly to the upper division nursing major once they have met the prerequisite course requirements and the minimum GPA requirements. All transfer applicants must apply to both UB and the School of Nursing through NursingCAS. Admission to the upper division nursing program is competitive and based on a holistic review of your application materials, including essay responses, resume, prerequisite GPA, and overall undergraduate GPA.

Timeline
December – NursingCAS Application Opens
January 15th - Application Deadline
Fall Semester – Start Term

Admission Requirement
3.000 Minimum Overall Undergraduate GPA
3.000 Minimum Overall Prerequisite GPA
All 12 complete and/or in progress during spring semester
Minimum Grade of “C” or higher in Prerequisites

Accepted transfer students will participate in the same grade review process as the intended/native population outlined in Academic Requirements. Transfer applicants who have been dismissed from a nursing program are not eligible for admission. If you previously attended another nursing program but you were not dismissed, you must submit the verification of good standing form.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

If you are a non-intended-nursing current UB student and you wish to add intended nursing to your major to get advisement on the preparation to apply to the upper division program, submit a major change inquiry form. Your request will be reviewed by the School of Nursing and if eligible you will receive instructions for making an academic advisement appointment.

UB students can apply directly to the upper division nursing major once they have met the prerequisite course requirements and the minimum GPA requirements. To apply you must submit the NursingCAS application. Admission to the upper division nursing program is competitive and based on a holistic review of your application materials, including essay responses, resume, prerequisite GPA, and overall undergraduate GPA. Please note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guaranteed admission. 

Timeline
December – NursingCAS Application Opens
January 15th - Application Deadline
Fall Semester – Start Term

Admission Requirement
3.000 Minimum Overall Undergraduate GPA
3.000 Minimum Overall Prerequisite GPA
All 12 complete and/or in progress during spring semester
Minimum Grade of “C” or higher in Prerequisites

Non-nursing students who express an interest in switching to nursing will participate in the same grade review process as the intended/native population. UB students who have been dismissed from a nursing program are not eligible for admission.  If you previously attended another nursing program but you were not dismissed, you must submit the verification of good standing form.

Suggested Introductory Courses

PAS 113 Anatomy
NSG 250 Human Growth and Development
PGY 300 Human Physiology
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

 
Published: Apr 03, 2020 14:37:03