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Nursing BS - RN Track

(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

Associated Programs

Why study Nursing BS - RN Track at UB?

This program, ranked among the best online programs by U.S. News & World Report, is designed specifically for nurses who have already successfully completed a community college (associate's degree) or hospital based (diploma) nursing program. The program is delivered remotely, asynchronously and can be completed in 12 or 24 months. The program admits students for spring, summer and fall.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Provide compassionate, holistic, culturally relevant, evidence based care related to wellness, health promotion, illness, injury and disease prevention, disease management and end of life care.
  • Collaborate with an interprofessional health care team to achieve outcomes within integrated health care systems.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in the management and coordination of patient-centered, safe, effective health care for individuals, families and populations.
  • Use informatics, effective oral, written, and electronic communication and patient care technology to share information and provide quality health care.
  • Advocate for health care consumers using principles of social justice and professional values.
  • Engage in lifelong learning and be an active member of the profession of nursing.
  • Practice within the framework of legislative, economic, environmental and regulatory processes to improve the provision of health care.

The Learning Environment

Offered in a one- or two-year sequence, the program prepares nurses to provide the necessary leadership to advance quality of care, patient safety and health services in an evolving health care system.

  • Student-centered and user-friendly distance learning/asynchronous format that allows practicing nurses to attend school while maintaining employment.
  • Offered in a one- or two-year cohort format to ensure cost-effectiveness and facilitate achievement of learning outcomes.
  • Relevant coursework that builds on the licensed RN’s previous education and experience without redundancy while mirroring the current traditional BS nursing program curriculum.

About Our Facilities

The Center for Nursing Research (CNR) houses a research library and is a repository for information on internal and external sources of funding, including guidelines and application forms. The CNR also facilitates research experiences for undergraduate and Honors College students.

A wide range of educational technology to which students have access, including a wide variety of health care databases, computer assisted instruction and electronic mail.

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 are 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 Website for additional information about our faculty.

Career Outlook

Salary Information

The mean annual salary for registered professional nurses in New York State is $83,610 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2020).

Academic Advising

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

Academic Advising Contact Information

Contact the Office of Student Services at 716-829-2537 to schedule an in-person or phone 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 welcome page.

Scholarships and Financial Support

School of Nursing scholarships are available to nursing students and contingent upon the availability of funds. The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo also supports scholarships for Erie County residents.

Associated Programs

Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:06:03