Nursing RN to BS

Get ready for some of the most fulfilling, impactful work you could ever imagine. As a nurse, you’ll be at the center of patient care, helping people when they truly need you the most. 

UB’s nursing program is for students who want to be a step ahead, ready for a health care system that gets more complex every day. And if you’re looking for job security, a nursing degree means that your skills will be in high demand—and that you’ll be ready to manage, lead and keep moving forward throughout your career.

What will I learn?

This 100% online program builds on what you’ve already learned and experienced throughout your career, while helping you prepare for whatever comes next. Your classes will cover subjects such as quality health outcomes, public health, nursing research and creating a culture of safety, with an emphasis on evidence-based strategies and science-based coursework. Throughout the program, you’ll also learn how to use your skills and experience to lead and manage others in a variety of settings.


What can I do outside of class?

Here are some of the ways you can get the most out of your degree.

  • Experiential learning. Work with faculty to design clinical experiences, and discover how lessons from the classroom apply to your workplace and other settings
  • Research. Help advance our knowledge in areas such as LGBTQ health, sleep apnea, oncology and many more
  • Global opportunities. Trips have included helping patients (and gaining a global perspective) in Haiti, Ghana and many other countries
  • Service learning. Our students have cared for underserved populations in Buffalo and throughout the U.S.
Hands On / Experiential Learning
Study Abroad

What can I do with a nursing RN-BS degree?

A bachelor's degree lets you go further. You’ll have more opportunities to take on advanced nursing roles and more qualifications that help you stand out as you compete for jobs and promotions throughout your career.

At UB, our alumni take care of patients in nearly every specialty, serve in senior leadership positions (one of our graduates led the United States Navy Nurse Corps), and research ways to improve patient care.

As a nurse with a bachelor’s degree, your options may include:

  • Administration.
  • Case management.
  • Genetics/genomics studies.
  • Geriatrics.
  • Health policy.
  • Informatics.
  • Military careers.
  • Nursing education.
  • Pediatrics.
  • Pharmaceutical and medical devices sales.
  • Psychiatric/mental health.
  • Systems improvements.
  • Nurse executive.
  • Nurse leader.
  • Nurse researcher.

Who will I learn from?

As one of our students said, "I cannot express enough how grateful and fortunate I feel for having been a part of the UB program and to have been taught by such a talented group of nurses."

At UB, you'll learn from experienced leaders, many of whom are recognized expert clinical practitioners in their specialties. They are active researchers, collaborative colleagues, and dedicated teachers and mentors. They have earned the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, have been named Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and have been elected to office in the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.