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Nursing PhotoNiagara University has a long history of nursing education with a proud legacy of successful and engaged alumni. Accredited by the New York State Department of Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Niagara University's School of Nursing is proud to offer three different degree programs:

  1. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nursing: A four-year undergraduate degree 
  2. RN-to-B.S. Completion Program: A post-associate degree 
  3. Accelerated B.S. in Nursing: A one-year post baccalaureate degree 

The bachelor of science is the preferred educational degree for nursing, providing nurses with a wide range of opportunities in the field.

Our comprehensive programs focus on preparing nurses who internalize and integrate the professional nursing paradigm of critical analysis and problem solving into their career, with an emphasis on healthcare leadership and management, communication and research utilization, community-based care and the values of respect for human dignity and ethical decision-making related to the scope of professional nursing practice.

Upon completion of the program students are prepared to lead, manage, and deliver outstanding professional comprehensive nursing care in any healthcare setting. The programs use active learning strategies and strive to be flexible and accessible for the adult learners.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nursing 

Niagara's traditional four-year nursing degree program prepares students for a career in professional nursing through an eight-semester plan of study. Nursing is a practice-oriented major, so clinical courses at healthcare agencies will be an integral part of the program.

Our program is approved by New York State Education Department, which is necessary in order to take the NYS RN licensing examination (NCLEX) upon graduation.

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RN-to-B.S. Completion Program

Niagara's bachelor of science completion program for nurses builds on the foundation acquired in an associate degree or diploma nursing program. Courses focus on critical thinking, information literacy, and communication in healthcare; ethical decision-making; evidence-based practice; and leadership administration. A final internship with instruction oversight allows students to internalize and integrate their educational experience. Internships are selected specifically for each student's area of interest. General education courses, which support and expand learning, are tailored to student interests.

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Accelerated B.S. in Nursing 

Students who have a bachelor's degree in another major and have fulfilled the prerequisite courses can enter Niagara University's accelerated 1-year bachelor's degree professional nurse preparation program. This program is full time through the fall, summer, and spring semesters. Class sizes are small and geared toward student success. Courses include both theoretical and clinical instruction.

Our program is approved by New York State Education Department, which is necessary in order to take the NYS RN licensing examination (NCLEX) upon graduation.

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