The Accelerated Baccalaureate of Science (ABS) in Nursing Program offers a second degree option for those individuals with a bachelor's or master's degree in another discipline to obtain a bachelor's degree in nursing. This highly competitive program allows students to earn their nursing degree in 12 months.
The UB School of Nursing's accelerated second-degree option for a bachelor's in nursing delivers the undergraduate nursing curriculum in an intensive, full-time, 12-month program designed for the highly motivated, career-minded student who has already completed an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in a field outside of nursing.
Students selecting this option will complete all required courses in the nursing major in a sequence that provides accelerated progression and, upon completion, are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse. Our concept-based curriculum (CBC) was selected to avoid oversaturation that occurs in the ever-expanding amounts of content in nursing curriculum. Faculty teaching in the undergraduate program believe the CBC will afford students the ability to use higher order thinking to make clearer connections between theory and practice. The CBC will also improve graduates’ ability to translate knowledge to practice in multiple settings when caring for patients at various stages of wellness and illness across the lifespan.
Clinical rotations for these programs include over 600 hours of patient care, some of which are offered in an 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 program culminates in a patient-centered, team based care coordination project that examines the impact of health outcomes across populations and systems.
1 year, full-time
*Estimated tuition is based on the resident rate and does not include fees.