Nursing is one of the most rapidly expanding career paths
in today's economy.
The Accelerated Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (ABS)
Program offers a second degree option for those
individuals with a bachelor's or master's degree in another
discipline to obtain a bachelor's degree in nursing. This highly
competitive program allows students to earn their nursing degree in
About the ABS Program
The UB School of Nursing's accelerated second-degree option for
a bachelor's in nursing delivers the undergraduate nursing
curriculum in an intensive, full-time, 12-month program
designed for the highly motivated, career-minded student who has
already completed an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in a
field outside of nursing.
Students selecting this option will complete all required
courses in the nursing major in a sequence that provides
accelerated progression and, upon completion, are prepared to take
the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a
registered nurse. During their study, ABS students will also be
given the opportunity to accrue up to seven graduate credit hours,
which later may be applied to a graduate program in a nursing
specialty area of interest, giving students a head start toward a
Clinical rotations for this program includes 700
clinical 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 the clinical setting
that accurately simulates nursing practice.
The programs culminates in a three week preceptorship in Buffalo
or New York City, where students are immersed in a one-on-one
experience with a nurse in a clinical setting.