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Nursing BS - Traditional Nursing Program - 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

Associated Subjects

Completing the Nursing BS - Traditional Nursing Program Program

Academic Requirements

Students will be reviewed each semester after grades are posted, and are required to earn a “C” or better in each prerequisite course in which they are enrolled in at the end of the add/drop period. They must also maintain an overall GPA of a 3.000.

Students not meeting benchmarks will be placed on department probation after the first semester:

  • Students on probation will receive mandatory advisement after their first semester. Students must complete a self-assessment of the previous semester, develop an action plan, and identify a proposed alternate major. Students will be given a deadline of February 15 or July 15 to identify a secondary major.
  • Students with 2 semesters of warning will have nursing as the intended major removed from their record at the end of their freshman year or  two semesters.

Progression within the major will be monitored based on UB’s Finish in 4 policy, and will also be provided with focused advisement through “Ready to Apply Session” advisement with nursing admissions. Students unable to apply within four semesters will have nursing removed from their record.

Intended students that are also in some special populations (Ex: EOP) will continue to be provided with nursing advising and be offered a five-year completion plan after grade review, if necessary.

Eligible students who are denied admission to the upper division program must declare a new major, or they will be changed to Exploratory Transitions.

Transfer Credit Policy

Prerequisite courses may be transferred from other accredited institutions if they are deemed equivalent. Students should consult with TAURUS and School of Nursing advisors 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

PAS 113 Human Anatomy
PMY 302 Introduction to Pharmacology
CHE 121 Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry OR General Chemistry CHE 101 w/ CHE 113 Lab
MIC 301 Microbiology for Allied Health Professionals
NTR 108 Human Nutrition
NSG 250 Human Growth and Development
PGY 300 Human Physiology
PGY 412 Applied Physiology
PHI 237 Social and Ethical Values in Medicine
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology or SOC 211 Sociology of Diversity
One of the following courses:

  • NSG 295 Statistics for Health Care Professions
  • PSY 207 Psychological Statistics
  • STA 119 Statistical Methods
  • SSC 225 Statistics for Social Sciences
  • CEP 207 Introduction to Statistics and Computing

Required Courses

NBS 372 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan
NBS 378 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention within Populations
NSG 370 Nursing as a Profession
NSG 309 Health Assessment
NSG 371 Basic Nursing Therapeutics
NSG 373 Basic Nursing Therapeutics Practicum
NSG 311 Family Nursing
NSG 348 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research
NSG 374 Nursing Care of Women and Children
NSG 375 Nursing Care of Women and Children Practicum
NSG 393 Informatics and the Health Care Environment
NSG 410 Public Health Nursing for Population Health
NSG 447 Advanced Clinical Nursing
NSG 470 Health Maintenance and Restoration
NSG 474 Health Maintenance and Restoration Practicum
NSG 472 Promoting Quality Health Outcomes and Culture of Safety
NSG 475 Transitioning to Practice as Leader/Manager
NSG 478 Concepts of Complex Acute Care
NSG 481 Concepts of Complex Acute Care Practicum
NSG 479 Senior Synthesis Seminar

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Nursing BS - Traditional Nursing Program degree
Credits Required for Major99
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum  17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 4
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

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.

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: Dec 18, 2020 08:37:12