Nursing is one of the health care fields that offers a myriad of clinical, teaching, administrative, and research opportunities. It is the discipline that diagnoses and treats patients’ response to health and illness situations over the entire age span, and in every possible setting. New roles in nursing emerge regularly in response to changing healthcare needs of the population, research innovations, and healthcare delivery systems. The current shortage of well qualified nursing professionals—especially those seeking advanced education for practice and research—ensure a wide variety of career opportunities for the future.
Our competitive and rigorous programs emphasize the acquisition of clinical nursing expertise both for the beginning nurse as well as the experienced RN seeking advanced skills in practice and research. Students are taught to think creatively, analyze health behaviors and problems, and treat patients’ response to health and illness situations. Graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Nursing Baccalaureate Program are prepared as generalists to provide direct patient care in community and hospital settings. They are also prepared for beginning leadership positions in direct care practices and for admission to competitive graduate programs.
The Graduate Programs prepare qualified nurses with a BS degree for advanced nursing practice roles in several clinical specialty areas or as research scholars. Graduates are prepared for Nurse Practitioner roles in family, adult, and psychiatric mental health nursing. The nurse anesthetist program prepared graduates to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.
Our PhD Program prepares the beginning independent researcher with an emphasis on Quality of Life and Self Management in vulnerable populations. Research foci include oncology, mental health and addictions, gerontology, community based supportive care, measurement, and the heath care workforce. Coursework and research experiences provides the foundation for the theoretical, substantive, and methodological knowledge and skills required for an emerging nurse scientist.
Both the undergraduate and graduate programs are grounded in academic excellence by a superb faculty who demonstrate expertise in practice, education, and research. Interaction with faculty occurs in one to one mentoring, small group classes, conferences, electronic media, as well as traditional classroom settings. Affiliations with hundreds of health care facilities and clinical practices provide a broad range of opportunities for our students.
• Undergraduate Programs
• Graduate Programs
• PhD Program