Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
D'Youville College's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program equips students with the leadership and management skills, acute care, and community nursing experiences that today's nurses need to advance in their careers.
- Begin your clinical courses in the sophomore year and gain experience in a variety of clinical settings before graduation.
- Learn best practices of collaboration and partnership with clients, healthcare professionals, and agencies.
- Benefit from both a solid liberal arts foundation and professional study in your field.
- Learn from faculty who are not only experts in their field, but thoughtful, caring mentors who will advise you.
- Gain a broad-based liberal arts foundation, which today's employers value, in addition to your professional nursing courses.
- Upon graduation, prepare for the state board examination and entry-level practice.
- Combined SAT of at least 900 (math and critical reading) or 19 ACT score
- 80 percent high school average
- Upper half of class
- 2.5 GPA
- Successful completion of three years of high school science, including one year of high school biology and one year of high school chemistry or equivalent, and two years of high school math, other than business math.
Students who have not taken a high school chemistry course will be accepted on the condition that they complete a college preparatory course in chemistry.
Transfer students from outside or within the college must meet these same requirements, or their equivalent, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Transfer students who have been dismissed from other nursing programs are not eligible for admission.
Applicants holding other baccalaureate degrees at the time of admission are not required to meet the college core requirements. In order to register for 100-level nursing coursework, students must be formally accepted into the program.
Associate's Degree or Diploma-Prepared ProfessionalsOur RN to BSN Program is designed for associate's degree or diploma-prepared professionals seeking a bachelor's degree in nursing.
YEAR 1 - 1st Semester
|BIO 107||Human Anatomy & Physiology||3|
|BIO 107 L||Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab||1|
|CHE 114||Applied Chemistry for Health Sciences||4|
|CHE 114 L||Applied Chemistry for Health Sciences Lab||0|
|CSC 110||Computers and Computing (OR)||3|
|CSC 120||Electronic Health Records|
|ENG 111||Introduction to Literature I – Academic Writing||3|
|FOC 101||Focus Seminar||0|
|PSY 203||Developmental Psychology||3|
YEAR 1 - 2nd Semester
|BIO 108||Human Anatomy & Physiology||3|
|BIO 108 L||Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab||1|
|ENG 112||English Introduction to Literature II - Research Writing||3|
|HIS 103||Comparing World Civilizations (OR)||3|
|HIS 111||Growth of Western Culture (OR)|
|HIS 203||American Economic and Social History to 1865 (OR)|
|HIS 204||American Economic and Social History Since 1865|
|NUR 110||Population-Based Nursing||3|
|SOC 101||Principles of Sociology (OR)||3|
|SOC 102||Social Problems|
YEAR 2 - 1st Semester
|BIO 208/208 L||Microbiology and Lab||4|
|NUR 210/210 L||Health Assessment Across the Lifespan and Lab||4|
|NUR 240/240 L||Fundamentals of Nursing and Lab||4|
|NUR 280||Pathophysiology for Nursing||3|
YEAR 2 - 2nd Semester
|NUR 260/260 L||Nursing Care of Older Adults with Chronic Conditions and Lab||5|
|NUR 285||Pharmacology for Nursing Practice||3|
|PHI 201||Ethics (OR)||3|
|RS 201||Religion and Social Responsibility|
YEAR 3 - 1st Semester
|MAT 123||Introduction to Applied Statistics||4|
|NUR 360/360 L||Nursing Care of the Adult with Acute and Chronic Health Conditions and Lab||7|
|NUR 380||Evidence-Based Practice||3|
YEAR 3 - 2nd Semester
|ECO 201||Principles of Economics - Macro (OR)||3|
|ECO 202||Principles of Economics - Micro (OR)|
|PSC 201||American Government and Economics|
|NUR 471/471 L||Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Families and Lab||6|
YEAR 4 - 1st Semester
|NUR 470/470 L||Concepts in Community and Mental Health Nursing Care and Lab||6|
|NUR 485||Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety||3|
YEAR 4 - 2nd Semester
|NUR 480/480 L||Nursing Care of Patients with Complex Health Issues and Lab||6|
Starting in their sophomore year, students begin their clinical experiences at area hospitals and health facilities in areas such as pediatrics, geriatrics, OB/maternity and medical/surgical nursing.
D'Youville's clinical partners include:
- Buffalo General Hospital
- Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
- Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo
- Roswell Park Cancer Institute
- Erie County Medical Center
- Kenmore Mercy Hospital
- Sisters of Charity Hospital
- Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
- Buffalo Psychiatric Center
- Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
- Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center
- Visiting Nurses Association of Western New York
- Buffalo City Mission - Women and Children Program
- Monsignor Carr Institute
- West Side Community Center
- Emeritus at Bassett Park Manor
- Amberleigh Retirement Community
- EduKidsQuality Day Care
- Da Vinci Charter Academy
To hone their clinical and research skills, students participate in internships during the summer of their junior year. Often, internships lead to employment after graduation. Our students have participated in internships at the following organizations, among others:
The Interprofessional Clinical Advancement Center is a research and academic project that uses professional actors to create real-life patient care simulations for students. Students from eight healthcare disciplines at D'Youville College take part in the Center, including nursing.