Why Choose UB Nursing?

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Offering the atmosphere of a small school located within an intensive research university with rich resources, the UB School of Nursing has a variety of clinical, teaching, administrative and research opportunities.

Opportunity

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New roles in nursing emerge regularly in response to the changing health care needs of the population, research innovations and health care delivery systems.

The current shortage of well-qualified nursing professionals -- especially those seeking advanced education for practice and research -- ensures a wide variety of career opportunities.

Quality

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Our competitive and rigorous programs emphasize the acquisition of clinical nursing expertise for beginning nurses and advanced skills in practice and research for experienced registered nurses.

Students are taught to think creatively, analyze health behaviors and problems, and treat patients’ responses to health and illness.

Academic Excellence

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UB's School of Nursing programs include a superb faculty who demonstrate expertise in practice, research and education.

Interaction with faculty occurs in one-on-one mentoring, small group classes, conferences and electronic media, along with traditional classroom settings. Affiliations with numerous diverse healthcare facilities and clinical practices provides a broad range of opportunities for our students.

Here is how we prepare our students to meet the growing demands of global health care.

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Through outstanding programs that put our students at the top.

Our programs consistently receive a top 20 percent national ranking from U.S. News & World Report, while our individualized education results in above-average performance on state board and national certification exams. Mentorship by our renowned faculty and abundant community partners help position our students to become highly sought after in the professional marketplace upon graduation.

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By expanding the definition of classroom.

A nationally prominent cancer center. A renowned vascular institute. A level 1 trauma center. These are just a few of the many clinical sites where students benefit from hands-on learning, gaining transformative immersive experiences that stay with them for life. Our alumni have gone on to work in critical care, pediatrics and hospice; to become senior leaders in health care networks; to pursue critical cancer research; and even to rise to the position of Navy admiral.

Nursing student with patient in Ghana.

By embracing a global perspective.

We highly value educational exchanges that promote cultural competence. It’s how we prepare our students to interact with patients and families from all backgrounds with compassion and respect. Whether it’s a multicultural service learning opportunity in Appalachia or an international enrichment experience in Ghana, we inspire our students to explore and impact health care well beyond their front doors.

Students presenting research posters.

By encouraging participation in research.

Opportunities abound for students to engage in innovative research, such as utilizing modern telehealth technology that expands the provision of care to people with limited access, or participating in quality improvement studies that facilitate patient-centered care and reduce re-hospitalization. Working alongside nurse scientists, our students spearhead change -- shaping policy and analyzing health systems to improve the quality and delivery of care.

Here is how we prepare our students to meet the growing demands of global health care.

Through outstanding programs that put our students at the top.

Faculty and students in classroom wearing masks.

Our programs consistently receive a top 20 percent national ranking from U.S. News & World Report, while our individualized education results in above-average performance on state board and national certification exams. Mentorship by our renowned faculty and abundant community partners help position our students to become highly sought after in the professional marketplace upon graduation.

By expanding the definition of classroom.

Aerial shot of Buffalo.

A nationally prominent cancer center. A renowned vascular institute. A level 1 trauma center. These are just a few of the many clinical sites where students benefit from hands-on learning, gaining transformative immersive experiences that stay with them for life. Our alumni have gone on to work in critical care, pediatrics and hospice; to become senior leaders in health care networks; to pursue critical cancer research; and even to rise to the position of Navy admiral.

By embracing a global perspective.

Nursing student with patient in Ghana.

We highly value educational exchanges that promote cultural competence. It’s how we prepare our students to interact with patients and families from all backgrounds with compassion and respect. Whether it’s a multicultural service learning opportunity in Appalachia or an international enrichment experience in Ghana, we inspire our students to explore and impact health care well beyond their front doors.

By encouraging participation in research.

Students presenting research posters.

Opportunities abound for students to engage in innovative research, such as utilizing modern telehealth technology that expands the provision of care to people with limited access, or participating in quality improvement studies that facilitate patient-centered care and reduce re-hospitalization. Working alongside nurse scientists, our students spearhead change -- shaping policy and analyzing health systems to improve the quality and delivery of care.