The University at Buffalo School of Nursing offers three undergraduate program that lead to a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Use the table below to determine which program fits you best.
|High school student||Traditional |
BS in Nurisng
|College student or |
student with college credit
BS in Nursing
|Bachelor's degree |
(outside of Nursing)
|Accelerated (ABS) |
BS in Nursing
|Associates Degree in Nursing |
& a RN license
|RN to BS |
Prospective high school students may apply to UB as incoming freshman intended nursing majors. Admission as a freshman does not guarantee admission to the nursing program. The first two years of college coursework entail a specific sequence of prerequisite courses. Students receive advising from staff at the School of Nursing to ensure they are registering for the correct sequence of classes. Once students have completed most of the prerequisite courses, they may apply directly to the School of Nursing, typically during their sophomore year.
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. 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 not guaranteed admission.
Students who still need to complete remaining prerequisite courses can apply to UB as a transfer applicants. Admission to UB as a transfer student does not guarantee admission to the nursing program. When students apply to UB, they are admitted as an intended nursing major.
|Apply to UB |
as a Transfer Student
|Submit the supplemental |
|Minimum requirements |
fulfilled (ABS or Traditional)
|Have not completed all minimum requirements |
(ABS or Traditional)
|RN to BS |
You will have your nursing degree and license before
summer start term
If you have taken a prerequisite course abroad, check TAURUS to see if the international institution you attended is listed. If so, you can look for articulations as described above. If your course is not listed, the School of Nursing will require a syllabus in English and a WES or ECE Evaluation to determine if the course fulfills our prerequiste requirement.
Documents to Submit with UB Application:
International students should contact the Office of International Undergraduate Admissions in order to determine which documents are need when you apply. Domestic applicants with international credentials should contact the Office of Admissions to determine what documents are required when you apply.
ADVISEMENT VIA E-MAIL
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. An academic advisor will respond to you within three business days.
ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION
The School of Nursing offers information sessions specifically for prospective students on a regular basis. Sessions cover:
Students will also have an opportunity speak with an academic advisor about transfer credit and a plan for completing prerequisite course work. We encourage attendees to submit unofficial copies of college transcripts from UB and/or other institutions attended prior to the sessions. Registration is required.
Admission is competitive and granted on a space available basis to those who present a strong overall academic record. Applicants must meet the minimum requirement and be able to complete the remaining prerequisites prior to the program start date. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better and minimum overall undergraduate and pre-requiste GPA of 3.0.
Deadline: February 15 (application available January 15 - February 15 each year)
Deadline: October 1 (application available August 15 - October 1 each year)
Deadline: December 15 (application available November 1 - December 15)