You have the option to complete the program in 1 year (3 semesters) or 2 years (6 semesters). The difference is the number of classes you take each semester.
Students are eligible to start the RN to BS program every semester (Fall, Spring, Summer).
The courses are 14 to 16 week courses.
Yes, the program coursework is 100% online with no requirement to come to campus. Clinical practicums are required in NBC 311, NBC 410 and NBC 494. These practicums are conducted within your workplace or a community setting.
No, the courses are asynchronous, meaning you do not have to log in at a certain time each week to participate.
No. Statistics is a corequisite for certain courses. If you have not taken and passed college-level statistics with a grade "C" or higher, you will take it in your first semester.
The program is 30 to 32 credits. If you already have a bachelor’s degree, the program is 30 credits. If you do not have a bachelor’s degree, the program will be 32 credits (the additional two credits are UB Seminar and UB Capstone).
The UB School of Nursing awards more than $180,000 in scholarships to admitted/approved undergraduate nursing students. RN to BS students will be emailed a scholarship link application in the fall semester.
Nurses with a bachelor's degree work in a wide range of settings. A bachelor's degree empowers you to advance in any setting to pursue careers such as nursing education; pharmaceutical and medical devices sales; genetics/genomics studies; high-demand specialties such as geriatrics, pediatrics, psychiatric/mental health and informatics; systems improvements; military careers; leadership;case management; and administration.
All of our faculty are located here in Buffalo, New York, with offices on UB's South Campus. They are more than happy to meet with students in person.
Yes. Please send your transcripts to our RN to BS advisor, Laura Woods, at email@example.com to determine which requirements you have satisfied.
Yes. As long as you passed your courses, we will accept credits from regionally accredited institutions towards your 120 credits required for graduating with a bachelor’s degree.
Practice experiences are accomplished within the student's nursing practice setting and in the community.
Applicants currently completing their associate degree can start as soon as the semester after they graduate through our early assurance program. Early assurance students are required to enroll in the 2-year program and must provide proof of licensure and RN employment by the second semester of the program.