Our online RN to BS Program is ranked #21 by U.S. News &
World Report (2017).
Building upon knowledge and experience of registered
nurses who have already successfully completed an Associates Degree
or diploma nursing program and passed the NCLEX-RN, the RN to
BS Program is delivered in a student-centered,
distance learning/asynchronous format that allows practicing nurses
to attend school while maintaining employment.
About the RN to BS Program
Offered in a one- or two-year sequence, the program prepares
nurses to provide the necessary leadership to advance quality of
care, patient safety and health services in an evolving health care
Student-centered and user-friendly distance
learning/asynchronous format that allows practicing nurses to
attend school while maintaining employment.
Offered in a one- or two-year cohort format to ensure
cost-effectiveness as well as facilitate achievement of learning
Relevant coursework that builds on the licensed RN’s
previous education and experience without redundancy while
mirroring the current traditional BS nursing program
Graduates report high satisfaction with overall program,
calling it a "tranformational" experience.
Applicants completing their RN program in May/June can apply for
the two year track in the fall semester before they graduate, and
if accepted, they begin their bachelor's coursework at UB in
mid-May. Program acceptance is conditional pending successful
completion of nursing degree and statistics prerequisite. Students
will also need to provide proof of licensure and employment before
they enroll in their second semester coursework (fall).