Paving the Way for Passionate Nurses

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that health care workers are invaluable. And demand for nurses nationally is increasing. Since 2012, nearly 60,000 RNs have retired annually, and by 2030, all baby boomers will be older than 65, compounding the demands place on our health care system. Find out more.

At UB, we’re preparing health care professionals to go out and serve the world with a renewed focus, and it is paying off.  Enrollment in the School of Nursing’s top 10-ranked online nursing bachelor’s program has tripled, enhancing our rapidly growing health care and research centers, and improving not only research that becomes treatment, but also how people receive it.

Our students are scoring well above average on licensure and certification exams, with an impressive 98% pass rate for prelicensure graduates; 94% for our doctor of nursing practice (DNP) nurse anesthesia graduates and, once again, our family nurse practitioner program graduates posted a 100% pass rate.

These exceptional results are a testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff, and to our students’ passion for education and the profession. UB is committed to providing our nation with nurses who are prepared to meet the complex demands of our current health care landscape.

Ahead of the field

Working to address health disparities is also a priority in the School of Nursing. Through CHERI, the Community Health Equity Research Institute, we are working to eliminate race and economic-based health inequities in Western New York. This is just the start of how we are expanding our efforts to address the need for nurses here and around the globe.

Steps are also being taken within the nursing school to address inequity, through mentorship and curriculum revision to better represent and serve people of color. This is an ongoing commitment to self-reflection, education and real change through action.

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