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Traditional BS Program

Experience nursing practice in hospital and community environments.

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 nursing care. 

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.

Program Requirements



Traditional BS Curriculum

Junior Year: Fall Semester
Course   Credits
NSG 309 Health Assessment 4
NSG 311 Family Nursing 2
NSG 370 Nursing as a Profession 3
NSG 371 Basic Nursing Therapeutics 4
NSG 373 Basic Nursing Therapeutics Practicum 2
NBS 372 Health Promotion 1
Total Credits   16
Junior Year: Spring Semester
Course   Credits
NSG 348
NSG 393
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
Informatics and the Health Care Environment
NSG 374 Nursing Care of Women and Children 5
NSG 375 Nursing Care of Women and Children Practicum 4
NBS 378 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention within Populations 2
Total Credits Total Credits 14
Senior Year: Fall Semester
Course   Credits
NSG 393

NSG 348
Information and the Health Care Environment
Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research
NSG 410 Public Health Nursing for Population Health
NSG 470 Health Maintenance and Restoration
NSG 474 Health Maintenance and Restoration Practicum
NSG 472 Promoting Quality Health Outcomes and Culture of Safety
Total Credits   15
Senior Year: Spring Semester
Course   Credits
NSG 475 Transitioning to Professional Nursing Practice 2
NSG 478 Concept 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 3
Total Credits   14

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