This page assists undergraduate students who have been admitted to UB as intended or approved nursing majors.
At the School of Nursing we do not assign advisors, rather, we take a team approach to advisement. The entire advisement staff is trained to advise all undergraduate nursing students. Please note that it is the student's responsibility to seek advisement. Those participating in the Finish in Four program are required to meet with an advisor or attend a group advisement session each semester.
The School of Nursing registers new students on a rolling basis starting in mid-May; your schedule will be e-mailed to you. In order to move efficiently through the registration process, students should follow the steps below.
Most new freshmen who are intended nursing majors will take a combination of nursing prerequisite courses and general education courses during their first four semesters at UB. Click here to view the recommneded curricular plan that we use when advising new first year intended nursing majors.
New transfer students who have not yet been admitted to the nursing program (upper division) will continue to work on completing prerequisite and general education requirements. All transfer students will enter UB with different credits and therefore be at different points in the process. New transfer students pursing nursing should call the Office of Student Affairs at 716-829-3350 to schedule an appointment with an advisor to discuss transfer credit and a scheduling plan.
New transfer students who have applied and been accepted to the nursing programs will attend a School of Nursing orientation at which course selection advisement will occur. Visit the Current Students page to view the curriculum.
UB typically accepts all college-level credit from regionally accredited two and four year institutions. Nursing prerequisites can be satisfied with courses from another institution if they are deemed appropriate equivalents. You can check for UB equivalent courses though TAURUS.
Using TAURUS can be a little tricky to figure out sometimes. Please watch this instructional video.
Courses that are not listed in TAURUS: Courses that are not already articulated must be evaluated by syllabus review. Please note that the each syllabus must contain a topical outline in order to determine if the content is equivalent.
Advance Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and CLEP Credit: Depending on the score received, you may be able to receive exact course credit or free elective credit. Visit the Office of the Registrar to view information regarding acceptable coursework and scores.
Typically, a new freshmen who comes to UB with the intention of pursuing a degree in nursing will be considered an intended major for their first two years. The first four semesters (freshmen and sophomore years) will be spent completing our required nursing prerequisite courses and the general education requirements necessary for graduation. Students who complete the prerequisites as advised and meet the admission criteria will typically apply to the traditional nursing program (upper division) in the spring of their sophomore year.
Please note that admission is competitive and not guaranteed.
The timing will vary from student to student depending on transfer credit, completion of prerequisite course work and achievement of admission requirements. Some transfer students will be able to apply directly into the nursing major (upper division), while others may need several semesters to complete the prerequisite requirements. New transfer students should call the Office of Student Affairs at 716-829-3350 to schedule an appointment with an advisor to discuss transfer credit and a scheduling plan. Please note that the School of Nursing accepts applications only once per year for each program.
Students can apply directly to the nursing major once they have met their minimum course requirements and the minimum GPA requirements. Please note that admission is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.