Experience nursing practice in hospital and community
The Traditional Baccalaureate in Nursing Program consists
of a robust curriculum, encompassing biomedical and
social sciences, clinical nursing, and university general education
courses to ensure our students have the professional education and
broad skills necessary to assume a range of nursing positions.
About the Traditional BS Program
Designed to create a workforce of baccalaureate-prepared nurses,
the curriculum integrates biomedical and social
sciences to prepare students for upper-division study that
incorporates nursing science with clinical practice experience.
This ensures that students acquire a professional education
that prepares them to provide compassionate, safe and quality
health care throughout the heath care spectrum.
Upper-division (junior and senior level) courses emphasize
health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, and the
care of those with chronic or acute and complex illnesses, focusing
on the knowledge, skills and critical thinking required to
provide holistic, culturally relevant, evidence-based
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.
Graduates are prepared to practice, collaborate and manage
within the framework of legislative, economic, environmental and
regulatory processes to influence and improve the provision of
safe, quality health care within complex health care
systems. A diverse curriculum taught by faculty experts
ensures that our graduates are equipped to practice within the
framework of legislative, economic, environmental and regulatory
processes preparing them to influence and improve the
provision of health care.