St. Bonaventure University offers two unique and nationally accredited nursing programs, one enabling registered nurses to earn their B.S. in Nursing, another allowing students to earn their RN and B.S. in a program offered jointly by St. Bonaventure and Jamestown Community College.
The RN to B.S. in Nursing and Dual Degree Nursing programs at St. Bonaventure University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org
Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.
RN to B.S. in Nursing
The RN to B.S. in Nursing program, completed in four semesters over two years, is an innovative way for registered nurses to earn a bachelor's degree. New York state requires future nurses graduating from associate degree or diploma nursing programs obtain a baccalaureate in nursing within 10 years of licensure.
This program features a hybrid approach to achieving this goal, offering students face-to-face and online instruction.
Learn more about the RN to B.S. in Nursing Program
Dual Degree Nursing Program
St. Bonaventure partners with the Cattaraugus County Campus of Jamestown Community College to offer a blended campus program in which students earn an Associate's of Applied Science in Nursing from JCC and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Bonaventure in four years.
You will earn your associate degree from JCC after your third year, allowing you to begin entry-level practice at that time, while completing their fourth year of studies.
Learn more about the Dual Degree Nursing Program.
Master's Entry to Practice Program
The Master’s Entry to Practice (MEP) program is an efficient way to become a registered nurse while also achieving a Master of Science in nursing. The graduate-level MEP program is a direct pathway to the nursing profession for those who have already earned a Bachelor of Science degree.
Accepted, qualified non-nursing Bachelor of Science prepared students can complete the 71 credit program in 6 semesters of year-round, full-time study.
Learn more about the Master's Entry to Practice Program.
Our commitment to excellence
St. Bonaventure's Department of Nursing is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
, the national voice for academic nursing.
The AACN works to establish quality standards for nursing education; assists schools in implementing those standards; influences the nursing profession to improve health care; and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice.