The 1+2+1 curriculum allows students to earn both an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in nursing in just 4 years. Students complete thier first year at Daemen and attend one of our partner community colleges for two years to earn their RN degree. The fourth year is at Daemen at a 50% reduced tuition rate. Students have the advantage of being able to work as an RN after their 3rd year.

The 1+2+1 curriculum provides an opportunity unlike any other in Western New York through Daemen's unique partner collaboration and has been implemented in response to New York’s increasing nursing shortage.

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Program Highlights

  • Daemen nursing students have access to free educational information from the Why Wound Care initiative.
  • Flexible scheduling and online or hybrid courses support the needs of the working RN during the 4th year, taking courses to complete the BS.
  • Continue your education in one of our graduate nursing programs at a reduced rate. 1+2+1 students may take up to 6 credits of graduate courses at the already reduced undergraduate rate while completing their BS.
  • Save on costs for year 2-3 by paying community college tuition.
  • Students can still live on Daemen’s campus while studying at the community college.
  • Have a “guaranteed seat”.
  • Earn an Associate’s degree and can sit for their RN license after year 3.
  • Are prepared to enter Daemen’s  Nurse Practitioner Master’s program.

About Our Program

Amanda Smith


I came to Daemen because the friendly faculty, staff, and administrators that I came in contact with while prospecting were extremely helpful. Daemen also has a good reputation for their medical programs which is critical in obtaining a degree in my major of choice.  READ MORE

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Nursing 1+2+1 Nursing RN to BS

For more information, or if you would like to visit the Nursing Department to talk with faculty, please call 716-839-8387.