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RN-to-B.S. Program

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

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.

The RN-to-B.S. curriculum can be found online here. Niagara's nursing program inputs a transfer block of 30 credits of nursing courses from your former program and additional general education requirements based on your transcript review. 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.

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.

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 with a flexible course schedule. Additional online general education courses are being developed in conjunction with the program.

How to Apply:

  • Complete an application for admission
  • Applicants please call for an interview or for more information to the College of Nursing at 716.286.7358.
  • Have your official transcripts sent to Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 2011, Niagara University, N.Y. 14109. Include high school, and any/all colleges or universities attended.