Niagara University Nursing School Review

Niagara University (NU) is a private institution with around 3,000 student located on a very large campus that is only four miles from Niagara Falls. Niagara University was founded by the Vincentian Community in 1856 and is a Roman Catholic college that emphasizes liberal arts and a values-based education. The university offers several choices to students who are interested in pursuing a career in nursing.

Nursing Programs

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing (4-Year Degree)

Niagara University offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in nursing degree to prepare RNs who have the most desirable education, which is a BS. This degree opens many career options that are not attainable unless the nurse has a bachelor’s degree. Graduates of the program will move into leadership roles in many different medical settings. The program is a traditional four-year bachelor’s degree that takes four years to complete. Hands-on experience and clinical experience are a large part of the last two years of study. Applicants to this program must have three years of Regents Science in high school or equivalent, an overall average of 80 percent or better in high school classes, and a minimum SAT score of 1000. Entry into the program is competitive, based on the seats available. Graduates of the program will be qualified to take the NCLEX-RN to obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse in New York State.

Students at Niagara University may be eligible to join the prestigious nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau. There are 424 chapters of this society in colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, China, Pakistan, South Korea, Australia, Taiwan, Brazil, and the Netherlands. Alumni of Niagara are encouraged to join this group that is recognized in the nursing field as a mark of success for the nurse with leadership skills and demonstrated achievement in nursing.

RN to BS Program

RNs who want to complete their Bachelor of Science (BS) degree may transfer credits from their associate degree to Niagara University. Thirty credits of nursing courses may be transferred. One great advantage of this program is that RNs are offered a 50 percent discount on tuition to enter this RN completion program. There are scholarships available to nurses who need additional financial assistance to pay the remaining tuition. Some RNs may have their tuition paid for by their employer when they continue their education as well. The nursing courses in the program are held in a cohort style format on Fridays to fit into the schedules of working RNs.

Accelerated BS Program

This Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in nursing program is specifically designed for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another major. By transferring liberal arts and science courses, candidates may complete this program and receive their BS in nursing in only one year. The program is full-time, including the summer, fall, and spring semesters. Upon graduation, students will qualify to take the NCLEX-RN to gain licensure as a Registered Nurse. The admission criteria mandate that the candidate has at least a 3.0 grade point average in their studies for their bachelor’s degree. The student who enters the program will need to take prerequisite courses and must earn at least a C+ in these classes as well.

Niagara University
5795 Lewiston Road,
Niagara Univ, NY 14109
(716) 285-1212