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Nursing BS - RN Track - Academic Experience

(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

Academic Opportunities

Multicultural service learning experiences are integrated into the curriculum and through student nursing organizations at various sites. These sites include community agencies that assist with refugee health, homeless and underserved populations, environmental health, developmental disabilities and more.

The School of Nursing provides opportunities for students to engage in research by collaborating with nursing faculty and through formal mentored programs aimed at developing research interests and abilities. These experiences often lead to professional presentations and publications with students as lead or coauthors. The School of Nursing Center for Nursing Research (CNR) provides methodological and clinical research consultation to the School of Nursing faculty, students and staff. The CNR is a repository for information on internal and external sources of funding, including guidelines and application forms. The CNR also houses a research library and research instrument repository.

Experiential Learning

Students in the RN to BS program are required to work at least part-time in the field of nursing. Practice experiences are accomplished within the student's nursing practice setting, creating meaningful connections between evidence and practice.

Study Abroad

The UB School of Nursing typically offers an annual service learning trip abroad. This interactive experience prepares students to care for the global population and examine factors that contribute to health disparities and their impact on the global community. Through these experiences students learn to consider the cultural, language and health literacy of diverse populations locally and globally. More information about these opportunities can be found on the School of Nursing Global experiences webpage.

Extracurricular Activities

Nursing Student Organization (NSO)

The purpose of the NSO is to aid in the preparation of nursing students for assumption of professional responsibilities at the school and community level. To accomplish this, students actively participate in School of Nursing and university governance, as well as committee work.

Multicultural Nursing Student Association (MNSA)

MNSA serves the entire School of Nursing with opportunities for diverse students to come together in service, social, educational and community activities.

Sigma Theta Tau

The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Gamma Kappa chapter, encourages and recognizes superior scholarship and/or leadership achievement in nursing. The organization has a commitment to increase the scientific base in nursing practice and thereby improve the health of the public.

Community Service Program

Student organizations and selected courses participate in community service projects.

See the UB Student Association webpage.

Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:06:03