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?

As a nurse, you never know what each shift will bring—which is why our program is designed to prepare you for anything, with a broad education in clinical nursing. You’ll likely start with science-based coursework in chemistry and anatomy, then move on to upper-level classes that focus on specific diseases throughout a patient’s lifespan. You’ll work on lifelike patient simulators that prepare you to handle emergency situations, and gain confidence through hours of real-world practice in clinical settings. The concept-based curriculum prepares you to take lessons from the classroom and apply them in different settings, for patients at various stages of wellness or illness. Students are qualified to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam after graduation.


What can I do outside of class?

Put your skills to work as you gain invaluable experience. As a nursing student, you’ll have opportunities for:

  • Service learning. Our students have cared for underserved populations in Buffalo and throughout the U.S., at mobile medical centers in impoverished areas and in disaster relief efforts.
  • Global opportunities. Trips have included helping patients (and gaining a global perspective) in Haiti, Ghana and many other countries.
  • Clinical experience. You’ll have opportunities to do rotations at a Level 1 Trauma Center, a world-renowned cancer center or other clinical sites.
  • Student groups. Build lifelong friendships and professional connections.
  • Research. Help advance our knowledge in areas such as LGBTQ health, sleep apnea, oncology and many more.
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What can I do with a nursing degree?

Around the world, you’ll find UB nursing grads doing what they love. Our alumni take care of patients in nearly every specialty, serve in senior leadership positions for health care networks, and research ways to improve patient care. (One of our most well-known graduates was the director of the United States Navy Nurse Corps.) 

Whether you’re interested in direct patient care, case management, administration, research, pharmaceutical sales or teaching, a bachelor’s degree in nursing is quickly becoming the recognized standard. Nurses who have a bachelor’s degree provide a higher quality of care, have more opportunities to advance, and make more money, according to research and data.

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.

In addition, you’ll have many opportunities to learn from students and faculty on interprofessional care teams, which bring together UB’s health sciences and other disciplines throughout the university.