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Accelerated BS Program

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 12 months.

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 graduate degree.

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.

Program Requirements



ABS Curriculum

Summer Session I
Course   Credits
NSG 309 Health Assessment
NSG 371 Basic Nursing Therapeutics 4
NSG 373 Basic Nursing Therapeutics Practicum 2
NSG 370 Nursing as a Profession
Total Credits   13
Summer Session II
Course   Credits
NSG 311 Family Nursing
NSG 374 Nursing Care of Women and Children 5
NSG 375 Nursing Care of Women and Children Practicum 4
NGC 518 Health Promotion and Epidemiologic Methods 3
Total Credits   14
Fall Semester
Course   Credits
NSG 410 Public Health Nursing for Population Health
NSG 472 Promoting Quality Health Outcome and Culture of Safety 2
NSG 470 Health Maintenance and Restoration
NSG 474 Health Maintenance and Restoration Practicum 4
NSG 348 Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research 3
Total Credits   15
Spring Semester
Course   Credits
NSG 393 Informatics and the Health Care Environment
NSG 475 Transitioning to Professional Nursing Practice 2
NSG 478 Concepts of Complex Acute Care 4
NSG 481 Concepts of Complex Acute Care Practicum 4
NSG 479 Advanced Clinical Seminar 1
NSG 447 Advanced Clinical Nursing (last 3 weeks) 3
Total Credits   17

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