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Nursing BS - RN Track - Program Requirements

(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

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 to BS program.

All applicants must apply to UB. Applications to become a Nursing BS - RN Track student are reviewed on a rolling basis.

All applicants must possess at least an earned associate's or diploma in nursing and an unencumbered U.S. registered nurse license.

Students must be able to complete the statistics prerequisite course before the summer start date, with 2.500 overall GPA recommended. Qualified students are admitted on a space available basis.

Students must be employed as an RN at least part-time before the summer start date.

Academic Advice

Academic advisement for students applying to the RN to 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 to BS; however, it is expected that successful applicants will exceed these criteria.

Transfer Credit Policy

The prerequisite courses of statistics may be transferred from other accredited institutions if deemed equivalent. Students should consult TAURUS and 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
NBC 311 Family Nursing
NBC 354 Patient & Family Centered Care
NBC 410 Public Health Nursing for Population Health
NSG 472 Promoting Quality Health Outcomes & Culture of Safety
NSG 348 Intro to Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice
NSG 393 Informatics & Health Care Environment
NGC 518 Health Promotion and Epidemiology Methods*
NBC 476 RN Transitioning to Practice as BS Prepared Leader/Manager
NSG 410 Public Health Nursing for Population Health
NGC 509 Ethics for Health Professions*
NBC 494 BS RN Leadership Synthesis Project
UBC 399 UB Curriculum Capstone

*Graduate credit

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Nursing BS - RN Track degree
Credits Required for Major30
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.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:06:03