Undergraduate Prerequisite Courses (by program)

Traditional Program: 12 prerequisite courses

All 12 prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher or in progress by the January 15 application deadline.

Prerequisite                                
Recommended UB Equivalent Course
Alternate UB Equivalent Course Transfer TAURUS Code
Intro to Psychology¹ PSY 101   NSG999TRPSY
Intro to Sociology/American Pluralism¹ SOC 101 or SOC 211
  NSG999TRSOC
Social & Ethical Values in Medicine¹ PHI 237   PHI 337² NSG999TRMET
Human Growth & Development NSG 250 NUR 250² or SW 505
 
Human Nutrition NTR 108 NTR 401, NUR 301², BIO 108² or BMS 301² NSG999TRNUT
Human Anatomy PAS 113 ANA 113 or NUR/NMD/ES/BMS 113² NSG999TRANA
Human Physiology PGY 300  PGY 451 & 452 (must have both) NSG999TRPGY
Applied Pathophysiology PGY 412 NSG999TRPGA
Microbiology MIC 301 MIC 401, NUR 301² or BMS 301²
NSG999TRMIC
Pharmacology PMY 302 PMY 405 & 406 (must have both), or BCP 302² NSG999TRPMY
Chemistry (1 course) CHE 121, CHE 111, or CHE 101
CHE 107    
Statistics   NSG 295³                                                                                                                    
STA 119, PSY 207, CEP 207, SSC 225, PSC 408, MGQ 201 & 301 (must have both), STA 527, SPM 505, NUR 295², NUR 436² NSG999TRSTA

¹Courses not required for students who already hold a bachelor's degree
²Old course number
³Effective starting Fall 2016, this course will fulfill the math/quanitative reasoning general education requirement

Accelerated Program: 9 prerequisite courses

A minimum of four prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher prior to the October 1 application deadline. The remaining prerequisites must be completed before the program begins in May.

Prerequisite                                
Recommended UB Equivalent Course
Alternate UB Equivalent Course Transfer TAURUS Code
Human Growth & Development NSG 250 NUR 250¹ or SW 505
 
Human Nutrition NTR 108 NTR 401, NUR 301¹, BIO 108¹ or BMS 301¹ NSG999TRNUT
Human Anatomy PAS 113   ANA 113¹ or NUR/NMD/ES/BMS 113¹ NSG999TRANA
Human Physiology PGY 300  PGY 451 & 452
(must have both)
NSG999TRPGY
Applied Pathophysiology PGY 412 NSG999TRPGA
Microbiology MIC 301 MIC 401, NUR 301¹ or BMS 301¹
NSG999TRMIC
Pharmacology PMY 302 PMY 405 & 406 (must have both), or BCP 302¹ NSG999TRPMY
Chemistry (1 course) CHE 121, CHE 111 or CHE 101
CHE 107    
Statistics NSG 295                                                                                                                  
STA 119, PSY 207, CEP 207, SSC 225, PSC 408, MGQ 201 & 301 (must have both), STA 527, SPM 505, NUR 295¹, NUR 436¹ NSG999TRSTA

¹Old course number

RN to BS Program: 1 prerequisite course

The statistics prerequisite must be completed with a grade of C or higher before the program begins in May.

Prerequisite                              
Recommended UB Equivalent Course
Alternate UB Equivalent Course
Statistics            NSG 295² Statistics for Health Care (online)                                          

STA 119, PSY 207, CEP 207, SSC 225, PSC 408, MGQ 201 & 301 (must have both), STA 527, SPM 505, NUR 295¹, NUR 436¹, NSG999TRSTA

¹Old course number
²Effective starting Fall 2016, this course will fulfill the math/quanitative reasoning general education requirement