This page assists undergraduate students who have been admitted to UB as intended or approved nursing majors.
At the School of Nursing we do not assign advisors, rather, we take a team approach to advisement. The entire advisement staff is trained to advise all undergraduate nursing students. Please note that it is the student's responsibility to seek advisement. Those participating in the Finish in Four program are required to meet with an advisor or attend a group advisement session each semester.
The School of Nursing registers new students on a rolling basis starting in mid-May; your schedule will be e-mailed to you. In order to move efficiently through the registration process, students should follow the steps below.
Most new freshmen who are intended nursing majors will take a combination of nursing prerequisite courses and general education courses during their first four semesters at UB. For your reference, please review the recommended curricular plan that we use when advising new first year intended nursing majors.
New transfer students who have not yet been admitted to the nursing program (upper division) will continue to work on completing prerequisite and general education requirements. All transfer students will enter UB with different credits and therefore be at different points in the process. New transfer students pursuing nursing should call the Office of Student Services at 716-829-3350 to schedule an appointment with an advisor to discuss transfer credit and a scheduling plan.
New transfer students who have applied and been accepted to the nursing programs will attend a School of Nursing orientation at which course selection advisement will occur. Visit the Current Students page to view the curriculum.
Intended nursing students will typically take classes on both North and South Campus each semester. Please be mindful of this as you develop your schedule. You will need at least a 30 minute break between classes to travel between North and South Campus.
All upper division nursing courses are located on South Campus. Clinical rotations are conducted within local off-campus agencies and hospitals.
UB typically accepts all college-level credit from regionally accredited two and four year institutions. Nursing prerequisites can be satisfied with courses from another institution if they are deemed appropriate equivalents. You can check for UB equivalent courses though TAURUS.
Courses that are not already articulated must be evaluated by syllabus review. Please note that the each syllabus must contain a topical outline in order to determine if the content is equivalent.
Depending on the score received, you may be able to receive exact course credit or free elective credit. Visit the Office of the Registrar to view information regarding acceptable coursework and scores.
Typically, new UB freshmen who plan to pursue a degree in nursing will be considered an intended major for their first two years. The first four semesters (freshmen and sophomore years) will be spent completing required nursing prerequisite courses and the general education requirements necessary for graduation. Students who complete the prerequisites as advised and meet the admission criteria will typically apply to the traditional nursing program (upper division) in the winter of their sophomore year.
Please note that admission is competitive and not guaranteed.
The timing will vary from student to student depending on transfer credit, completion of prerequisite course work and achievement of admissions 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. New transfer students should call the Office of Student Affairs at 716-829-3350 to schedule an appointment with an advisor to discuss transfer credit and a scheduling plan. 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 guarantee admission.
Yes, the School of Nursing and the University offer many global experience opportunities.
A semester-long experience can be difficult, but not impossible, to arrange due to the the sequential and compact nature of our prerequisites and upper division curriculum. Students who plan ahead and stay on track can study abroad for an entire semester with a little maneuvering. If this is something you are interested in exploring, please work with an academic advisor in the School of Nursing to map out an appropriate curricular plan. Visit our Global Opportunities page to learn about opportunities abroad.