The University at Buffalo School of Nursing offers three undergraduate programs 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 Nursing
|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 |
& RN license
|RN to BS |
Please visit our undergraduate Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships page for information.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. An academic advisor will respond to you within three business days.
The School of Nursing offers a variety of ways prospective students can talk with an academic advisor. See our Visit Us page to choose an option that works best for you.
Yes. We have a variety of endowments and fellowships. To be considered, there is a scholarship essay question incorporated into the NursingCAS application.
Please visit our Admissions page to view admissions requirements for each program.
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.
For transfer students 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.
Applicants completing their RN program may apply for the RN to BS program 2 year track. Program acceptance is conditional pending successful completion of nursing degree. Students will also need to provide proof of licensure and RN employment before they start their second semester coursework.
If your are a current working registered nurse we encourage your to apply now.
Admission to the RN to BS program is based on space availibility. Therefore, we encourage applicants to apply early.
Academically gifted students are encouraged to apply to the UB Honors College. Honors Nursing students are guaranteed admission to the Traditional BS in Nursing program provided they satisfy the requirements of the Honors College and the Nursing program. To maintain their seat in the program, students must be in good standing with the Honors College; satisfy the School of Nursing minimum admission requirements, including prerequisite courses and overall and prerequisite GPA requirements; and submit the nursing supplemental application by the deadline.
Only students who meet all admissions requirements will be considered for admission by the School of Nursing, Undergraduate Admissions Committee. Unqualified applicants will be automatically denied.
Students who have been dismissed from a nursing program are not eligible for admission.
However, if you have been dissmissed from a nursing program but have since completed a graduate degree, you are eligible to apply.
There is no work or volunteer requirement. However, applications require students to complete a resume section and write thoughtful essay responses related to the profession. Therefore, we recommend students seek opportunities to work, volunteer and shadow in the nursing field. We also reccomend applicants to have a strong resume.
No, they must be taken at the same school.
There are no time limits.
Yes, if they are equivalent courses. Visit our transfer credit page for more information.
Yes, please visit Transfer Articulation and University Requirements at UB System for more details.
GPAs are calculated and rounded to the hundredth decimal point.
We will use your highest grade for prerequisite GPA calculation. We will apply UB’s Repeat Policy for the cumulative GPA calculation. If you are trying to repeat courses at UB, please note some courses are enrollment controlled (Priority Registration for Students Attempting a Course for the First Time).
No. A letter grade of A, B, or C is required.
It will not fulfill the prerequisite requirement and that component will have to be repeated.
Yes, however there are some additional things you need to know:
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 prerequisite requirements.
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.
However, your graduate degree will be considered in the resume component of the application reivew.
If your overall undergraduate cumulative GPA is below a 3.0 but you have since completed a graduate degree, you are still eligible to apply. However, we encourage you to have strong prerequisite GPA, essay response and resume to offset the low cumulative GPA.