Accelerated BS Program Information
We are excited to offer an accelerated program for persons interested in a career as a professional registered nurse, who have already received a bachelor’s degree in another major from an accredited university/college. This program will be one year in duration, running full-time across the summer, fall and spring semesters. Included will be both theoretical courses and clinical courses. Class sizes will be kept small to foster student success. Our accelerated program is approved by the New York State Education Department, which is needed for you to take the NYS RN licensing examination upon graduation.
The deadline for applications to be accepted into the May 2014 accelerated program is Nov. 1, 2013. All transcripts, letters of recommendation and essay must be received by this date so that the Department of Nursing can review your applications in a timely matter.
Special Benefits for the Accelerated Nursing Student
- Niagara has discounted tuition by 30 percent for nurses in the accelerated B.S. program.
Admission criteria include
- 3.0 Minimum Overall Grade Point Average (GPA) for BS/BA
- Prerequisite courses must be completed with a C+ grade or higher prior to starting the accelerated program:
- Anatomy and Physiology w/ lab (2 semesters)
- Developmental Psychology
How to apply:
- Complete the university application for admission or request application from admission department at 716.286.8700.
- Include an essay on why you are choosing nursing as a profession and two letters of recommendation.
- Have your transcripts sent to Office of Admission, Bailo Hall, Niagara University, N.Y. 14109. Include high school and any/all colleges/universities attended.
- Accelerated program applicants - please call for more information to the department of nursing at 716.286.7358, interviews will be scheduled by the nursing department upon review of completed applicant files.
Curriculum for the Accelerated Program
The accelerated program "curriculum card" which outlines the entire program can be found online here under Nursing.
Courses marked with an "*" are half semester courses.
Summer Semester 1
- NUR 350 Nursing Concepts I
- NUR 376 Foundations of Professional Nursing
- NUR 356 A Introduction to Pharmacology (1cr)
Summer Semester 2
- NUR 354/254L Health Assessment & Promotion / Lab
- NUR 450 Research Process
Summer Semester 3
- NUR 372 Individual with Health Needs
- NUR 399 Clinical Care Individual
- NUR 356 B Introduction to Pharmacology (1cr)
- NUR 460 * Complex Patient Centered Care
- NUR 461 * Clinical Care Complex Disease Management
- NUR 352 * The Developing Family
- NUR 353 * Care of The Developing Family
- NUR 466 Nursing Care of Families Throughout the Lifespan
- NUR 356 C Introduction to Pharmacology (1cr)
- NUR 464 Administration & Management in Health Care
- NUR 355 Building Healthy Communities
- NUR 463 Nursing in Community Health
- NUR 485 Clinical Internship
- NUR 470 Leadership In Nursing & Health
- NUR 468 Information Technology for Health Care
- NCLEX Review