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Four-Year B.S. Program

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

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.

The nursing courses are spread across the traditional four-year, eight-semester plan of study. Nursing is a practice-oriented major, so clinical courses at healthcare agencies will be part of the program. The four-year nursing program curriculum card which outlines the entire program can be found online here under nursing.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official high school transcript including three units of science. (chemistry is recommended)
  • Overall average of 80 percent or higher in high school
  • SAT score for critical reading higher than 480 and math higher than 480 or a ACT score of 20 or higher. (See COVID-19 exceptions)
  • A 250 words comprehensive statement
  • A teacher or counselor recommendation

COVID-19 Exceptions

Due to testing cancellations, students who were not able to take the SAT/ACT during their junior year are not required to submit their scores and will be subject to a holistic application review. This policy is subject to change. 

How to Apply:

  • Complete an application for admission
  • Include all required admissions materials.
  • Have your official transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 2011, Niagara University, N.Y. 14109. Include high school, and any/all colleges or universities attended.