RN-to-BS Program Information

RN-to-BS Photo Niagara University’s RN-to-BS prorgram in nursing is a bachelor of science (B.S.) completion program for registered nurses, prepared in an accredited associate degree program or hospital school of nursing. The educational objectives of the RN-to-BS program are built upon the strong clinical nursing skills acquired in the associate degree program.

The RN-to-BS "curricululum card," which outlines the entire program, can be found online  here  under nursing. Niagara's nursing program inputs a transfer block of 30 credits of nursing courses from your former program and many general education requirements based on your transcript review (approximately 30 credits depending on the courses you took). The remaining 10 nursing courses (30 credits) and general education requirements are all that is necessary to complete the degree program. Transfer credit placement follows university policy and is in agreement with criteria set by other programs of study in the College of Arts and Sciences.  

Be sure to ask about our articulation agreements if you have taken courses at:

If you work in the Catholic Health System locally, be sure to ask about our Catholic Health System cohort.

Special Benefits for the RN-to-B.S. Completion Nursing Student

  • Niagara has discounted tuition by 50 percent for nurses in the RN completion program.
  • Niagara has secured a New York State Workforce Grant which enables us to provide some scholarships to nurses who may need additional assistance.
  • Often employers offer additional tuition assistance to nurses who wish to continue their studies.
  • Nursing courses are offered in a cohort fashion on Fridays to assist the working nurse. Additional online general education courses are being developed in conjunction with the program.

How to apply:

  • Complete the university  application for admission  or request application from admission department at 716.286.8700.
  • Include an essay and 2 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.
  • Applicants please call for an interview or for more information to the department of nursing at 716.286.7358.