2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Traditional BS Nursing (NBS)

Nursing

Wende Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013
Ph: 716-829-2537
F: 716-829-2067
W: www.nursing.buffalo.edu
Marsha L. Lewis
Dean and Professor
Susan Grinslade
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education
Danielle LaMarre-Smith
Director of Undergraduate Student Services

The Learning Environment

Each Upper-division (junior and senior level) cohort consists of 72 admitted students. Clinical practicum for this program includes 700 clinical and laboratory hours, many of which are offered in innovative Dedicated Education Units (DEU), a model for clinical instruction that provides an optimal teaching/learning environment for students, faculty and clinicians. Students are integrated into nursing practice in the clinical setting working collaboratively with interdisciplinary health care team members to provide patient-centered, evidence based health care. Practicum experiences are enhanced through interprofessional simulated learning activities that provide a safe environment to develop critical thinking in urgent and non-urgent patient care situations.

The programs culminates in a three week immersion precepted practicum in Western New York and or New York City, where students are immersed in a one-on-one experience with a nurse in a clinical setting.

About Our Facilities

Fully equipped health assessment, nursing skills, and simulation labs. Individualized teaching, coaching, and practice opportunities provided by faculty and teaching assistants from our graduate student body.

School of Nursing Simulation technology which features state-of-the-art patient simulators in a virtual operating room that is connected to patient monitors, and one utilized to simulate ambulatory and acute nursing situations.

The Center for Nursing Research (CNR), which 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 include 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 Department of Rehabilitation Science website for additional information about our faculty.

NBS Courses


  • NBS 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • NBS 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • NBS 372LEC Health Promotion Across the Lifespan
    Lecture

    Introduces the concepts of health promotion as a framework for nursing practice within the healthcare delivery system. Provides the opportunity to examine and implement health promotion programs on the individual and community level. Must be taken in program sequence.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
    Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program
  • NBS 378SEM Health Promotion and Disease Prevention within Pop
    Seminar

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: NUR 250, NSG 309, NSG 311, NSG 370, NSG 371, NSG 372, NSG 373.NBS 378
    Corequisites: NSG 374, NSG 375
    Other Requisites: NBS 378

Nursing

Wende Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013
Ph: 716-829-2537
F: 716-829-2067
W: www.nursing.buffalo.edu
Marsha L. Lewis
Dean and Professor
Susan Grinslade
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education
Danielle LaMarre-Smith
Director of Undergraduate Student Services
Published: November 16, 2017 08:33:15 AM