The University at Buffalo was founded in 1846 as a private medical school, but since 1962 it has been part of the SUNY system. The University at Buffalo School of Nursing offers three baccalaureate programs, a traditional 4-year track, an accelerated 1-year track, and an RN to BSN program. The traditional program offers enrollment once annually in the fall. Students will complete 700 hours of clinical rotations, and has a unique three week preceptorship at the end of a student’s course of study. These are one-on-one experiences with nurses in clinical settings in Buffalo or New York City.
The accelerated BSN option is designed for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing discipline. This 12 month program is intensive and demanding, even giving students the ability to earn up to even graduate credit hours. The accelerated program enrolls students annually in the spring. The RN to BSN program has a one-year track and a two-year track in an online learning environment that allows practicing nurses to balance their careers with the advancement of their education. Applications for this program are considered on a rolling basis.