Nursing students at D'Youville learn to work as part of a collaborative healthcare team through Interprofessional Education Labs.learn more
For over 70 years, D'Youville has been preparing students to be leaders in the nursing profession.
The Patricia H. Garman Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing prepares students to function competently in multiple nursing roles and multiple settings within the complex healthcare system. Students acquire a broad liberal arts and science foundation; develop interpersonal and communication skills; learn to think critically and creatively; interpret, utilize, and support research efforts; problem solve; evaluate their own learning needs; and become lifelong learners.
If you’re a motivated student interested in becoming a nursing professional, D’Youville’s Nursing program is an ideal place to start. Established in 1942, our program has an excellent reputation as one of the best in the region for high-quality, student-centered education.
When you apply for admission at D’Youville, we’ll automatically consider you for our merit scholarships. Undergraduate scholarships can cover as much as 50% of your tuition, and there is no need to fill out a separate application!
Transfer students can qualify for scholarships, as well. And unlike other schools, maintaining your scholarship is easier at D'Youville because we use a realistic 2.00 GPA requirement to determine your eligibility for merit-based scholarships each year.
Find more information and additional scholarships on our scholarships page.
At D'Youville, we are committed to selecting students who are academically well-rounded and committed to meeting the challenges of a high-quality education. If you have been successful in a traditional college preparatory program in high school, you should be well-prepared for the academic challenges at D'Youville. While we don't require you to submit ACT or SAT test scores, if you have taken or intend to take a standardized test we encourage you to submit your scores if you'd like them to be evaluated as part of your application.
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Our online RN to BSN Program is designed for associate degree or diploma-prepared professionals seeking a baccalaureate degree in nursing.
Students entering our program as first-years are required to take a total of at least 121 credits including general education requirements, academic major requirements, and clinical experience (beginning in the sophomore year). The curriculum requirements for transfer students will vary depending on prior learning.
Find detailed course information for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, tools to plan your education, and complete academic policies and procedures in the D'Youville academic catalog.
|Major requirements in other academic areas||44|
|Liberal Arts and Science Electives||24|
|NUR-210||Health Assessment Across the Lifespan||4|
|NUR-210L||Health Assessment Lab||0|
|NUR-240||Fundamentals of Nursing||4|
|NUR-260||Nursing Care of the Older Adult Chronic Conditions||5|
|NUR-260L||Nursing Care Lab--Older Adult Chronic Conditions||0|
|NUR-280||Pathophysiology for Nursing||3|
|NUR-285||Pharmacology for Nursing Practice||3|
|NUR-360||Nursing Care of the Adult Acute and Chronic Health Conditions||7|
|NUR-360L||Nursing Care Lab--Adult Acute and Chronic Health Conditions||0|
|NUR-470||Concepts in Community and Mental Health Nursing Care||6|
|NUR-470L||Nursing Care Lab--Community and Mental Health||0|
|NUR-471||Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Families||6|
|NUR-471L||Nursing Care Lab--Childbearing and Childrearing Families||0|
|NUR-480||Nursing Care of Patients With Complex Health Needs||6|
|NUR-480L||Nursing Care Lab--Patients With Complex Health Needs||0|
|NUR-485||Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety||3|
|BIO-107||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||3|
|BIO-107L||Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory||1|
|BIO-108||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||3|
|BIO-108L||Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab||1|
|CHE-114||Applied Chemistry for the Health Science||4|
|CHE-114L||Applied Chemistry for the Health Science Lab||0|
|MAT-123||Introduction to Applied Statistics||4|
If you are someone who is interested in an emotionally rewarding, intellectually challenging career with opportunities for growth, nursing may be the career for you.
D'Youville's four-year BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program prepares graduates for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination and entry-level practice.
A baccalaureate degree in nursing prepares you for entry into practice as a generalist, so you are able to work in a variety of practice settings as a beginning practitioner. And as you progress through your career, nursing offers many career opportunities: there are over 75 different specialties in nursing. Some nurses practice in acute or long-term care in-patient facilities while others practice in patients' homes, clinics, research centers, industries and community agencies.
As a nursing professional with a baccalaureate degree, you can also practice in the military or all over the world as a traveling nurse. Whatever career path you choose, as the healthcare system undergoes restructuring in the U.S. and the rest of the world, new opportunities are emerging.
Many of our graduates enter academic programs in order to pursue careers as family nurse practitioners or in research and teaching in both private and public organizations. We prepare nurses to advance their practice through master's degree preparation as a Family Nurse Practitioneror Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or through preparation as a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in either Family Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. These programs are ideal options for graduates who wish to continue their education.
If you choose to pursue graduate education you can rest assured that the rigorous academic and clinical work you'll complete in our nursing BSN program will provide you with a solid foundation for advanced study and practice.
Job prospects for RNs are expected to grow 26% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. For more information about the job outlook for nurses, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
D’Youville students benefit from the close relationships that the institution has developed over the years with the region’s top-ranked hospitals and healthcare organizations.
Your clinical experience may take place at any of the following regional facilities:
In order to further develop your clinical skills, you may have the opportunity to participate in an internship during the summer following your junior year. Not only will these internships provide you with invaluable clinical experience, but often students discover that the internships they participated in during their training lead to employment after graduation. Students preceding you have participated in internships at the following organizations (among others):
As a D’Youville nursing major your clinical experience opportunities could extend beyond the Western New York region to other parts of the world. During your senior year, you may have the chance to gain exposure to other healthcare systems and provide care to people in impoverished communities through a faculty-led Nursing Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic. You can also join students from other disciplines for other faculty-led study abroad elective courses and programs.
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