The Traditional Baccalaureate in Nursing Program consists of a robust curriculum, encompassing biomedical and social sciences, clinical nursing, and university general education courses. This ensures that our students have the professional education and broad skills necessary to assume a range of nursing positions.
Designed to create a workforce of baccalaureate-prepared nurses, the curriculum integrates biomedical and social sciences to prepare students for upper-division study that incorporates nursing science with clinical practice experience. This ensures that students acquire a professional education that prepares them to provide compassionate, safe and quality health care throughout the health care spectrum.
Upper-division coursework will include an emphasis on nursing practice, health promotion, informatics, evidence-based research, health systems policy and care coordination across populations. Students will be able to use higher-order thinking to make clear connections between theory and practice. Our concept-based curriculum 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 this program includes 624 clinical hours. Many of the clinical opportunities are offered in 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 programs culminate in a three week preceptorship in Buffalo, where students are immersed in a one-on-one experience with a nurse in a clinical setting.
Graduates are prepared to practice, collaborate and manage within the framework of legislative, economic, environmental and regulatory processes to influence and improve the provision of safe, quality health care within complex health care systems.
$6,000 per semester
59 prerequisites/electives + 61 upper division
2 years prerequisites + 2 years upper division (full time)
*Estimated tuition is based on the resident rate and does not include fees.
|NSG 309 Health Assessment: Concepts and Skills||4|
|NSG 370 Nursing as a Profession||3|
|NSG 371 Basic Nursing Therapeutics||4|
|NSG 373 Basic Nursing Therapeutics Practicum||2|
|NBS 372 Health Promotion across the Lifespan||1|
|NSG 311 Family Nursing||2|
|NSG 348 Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research||3|
|NSG 374 Nursing Care of Women and Children||5|
|NSG 375 Nursing Care of Women and Children Practicum||4|
|NBS 378 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention within Populations||2|
|NSG 393 Informatics and the Health Care Environment||3|
|NSG 410 Public Health Nursing||2|
|NSG 470 Health Maintenance and Restoration||4|
|NSG 474 Nursing Therapeutics in Health Maintenance and Restoration||4|
|NSG 472 Promoting Quality Health Outcomes and Culture of Safety||2|
|UBC 399 UB Capstone||1|
|NSG 475 Transitioning to Professional Nursing Practice as a Leader/Manager||2|
|NSG 478 Concepts of Complex Acute Care||4|
|NSG 479 Clinical Seminar: Complex Acute Care||1|
|NSG 481 Nursing Management of Patients with Complex Acute Health Care Problems||4|
|NSG 447 Advanced Clinical Nursing||3|
Daniel Acker Scholar Nursing students are guaranteed admission to the upper division Traditional BS in Nursing program provided they are enrolled and satisfy the requirements of the Acker scholars program. To maintain their seat in the program students must be in good standing with the Cora P. Maloney Center, satisfy the School of Nursing minimum admission requirements including prerequisite courses, overall and prerequisite GPA requirements, and submit the Nursing supplemental application all by January 15, typically in their sophomore year.