The Traditional Baccalaureate in Nursing Program consists of a robust curriculum, encompassing biomedical and social sciences, clinical nursing, and university general education courses. This ensures that our students have the professional education and broad skills necessary to assume a range of nursing positions.
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. Content focuses 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 the clinical opportunities 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.