Daemen's upper division nursing program is designed especially to meet the varied needs of the professional registered nurse. This program allows you to complete the degree requirements in as little as two semesters full time.
Daemen offers two great formats.
New online format
- Daemen now offers its same well-respected RN to BS program in an online format
- Offers a combination of online and on campus classes
- View printable information sheet
Nursing R.N. to B.S. Program Highlights
Many students return for their degree while they continue to hold professional positions or also have the added responsibility of household and family commitments.
- Flexible course schedule to allow for either full or part-time study
- Liberal credit transfer policies allow transfer of both science and elective credits
- 50% tuition grant available for RNs with an associate's degree
- Individualized attention from faculty and personalized academic advisement
- Innovative curriculum, non-repetitive of previous education and experience
- Start in fall, spring or summer
- On campus program offers a mix of online and hybrid courses to provide flexibility
- 100% online format offers same high quality curriculum
- Access to free educational information from the Why Wound Care initiative
About Our Nursing R.N. to B.S. Program
Upon completion of the undergraduate program the student will:
- Collaborate with other health care professionals and patients to provide culturally appropriate care.
- Advocate for social justice, including commitment to the health of vulnerable populations and the elimination of health disparities.
- Evaluate sources of evidence and clinical practice guidelines for patient care.
- Integrate best evidence, clinical judgment, and patient preferences in planning care.
- Interpret multiple biological, physical, and social factors in assessing, planning, and implementing safe patient care to diverse populations in diverse settings.
- Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices to improve patient outcomes and create a safe patient care environment.
- Demonstrate leadership skills working within organizations or in the community both in the actual provision of care and/or supervising care provided by others to improve and ensure patient safety.
- Demonstrate professionalism through accountability in nursing practice, professional engagement, and service to the profession and the community.
- Successful completion of an Associate Degree in Nursing or a Diploma Nursing Program at an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited and state approved institution
- Official transcripts from previously attended schools, colleges, and/or universities
- Evidence of RN licensure or eligibility to take the RN licensure exam
- Immunization records
- 79% full-time
- 53% part-time
- 89% of students reported that the program has made a difference in their professional lives.**
**Data are for students who completed the program during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Generous 50% tuition grants for registered nurses are available. These grants are not based on financial need and are guaranteed through the completion of the BS degree requirements.
Nursing tuition grants (up to 50%) toward the cost of tuition are calculated utilizing the cost of tuition less any Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) or Aid for Part-time Study (APTS) proceeds.
Nursing R.N. to B.S. Career Options
The courses in leadership, evidence-based practice, and health care policy all shape the professional nurse. Nurses who have a Bachelor of Science degree increase their mobility within an organization and have additional opportunities for employment. Graduates will find this degree opens doors to new career options in administrative, research, management, and leadership positions in a variety of settings.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
All of Daemen's nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone: 404.975.5000, Fax: 404.975.5020, www.acenursing.org.
New York State Education Department
Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents.
Nosek Honored as Nurse of Distinction in Education
Dr. Cheryl Nosek, professor and chair of nursing at Daemen College, has been named the 2018 Nurse of Distinction in Education by The Buffalo News and the Professional Nurses Association of Western New York. READ MORE
For more information or if you would like to visit the Nursing Department to talk with faculty, please call 716-839-8387