St. Bonaventure University

Nursing programs

St. Bonaventure University offers two unique 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.

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. There is a growing demand for baccalaureate prepared nurses, and New York state now requires that future nurses graduating from associate degree or diploma nursing programs obtain a baccalaureate in nursing within 10 years of licensure.

Our program features a hybrid approach to achieving this goal, offering students face-to-face and online/distance-education instruction. 

Learn more about the RN to B.S. in Nursing Program.

Dual Degree Nursing Program

In the 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.

This is a great way for new high school graduates to earn their RN and B.S. in Nursing in four years. What's more, students earn their Associate's of Applied Science in Nursing from JCC after their third year, allowing them to begin entry-level practice at that time, while completing their fourth year of studies.

Learn more about the Dual Degree Nursing Program.

Learn in brand new state-of-the-art facilities

The Department of Nursing is part of the School of Health Professions located in St. Bonaventure's historic Francs Hall, which reopened in 2021 after an extensive $15.6 million upgrade. 

The School of Health Professions now boasts a modern physical diagnosis lab measuring 3,000 square feet, which is equivalent to an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The lab includes three exam rooms, 20 clinic exam tables, and inpatient hospital style beds.

Renovations to Francis Hall also included the construction of student locker rooms and laundry facilities, and a student break-out room. The building's main floor includes modern, high-tech classrooms that can accommodate up to 40 students.

Our commitment to excellence

American Association of Colleges of Nursing logoSt. Bonaventure's Department of Nursing is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, which establishes quality standards for nursing education and promotes support for nursing education, research and practice.

Our nursing programs are seeking accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (