Nursing : Overview

School of Nursing

Contact Information

103 Wende Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013

Phone: 716.829.2537
Fax: 716.829.2067
Web Address:
Marsha L. Lewis
Dean and Professor
Kathleen Lucke
Associate Dean
Susan Grinslade
Undergraduate Department Chair
David J. Lang
Director of Student Affairs
Alisha Taggart-Powell
Senior Academic Advisor


The programs leading to the bachelor of science (BS) in nursing prepare students to become professional registered nurses (RN), working in a variety of healthcare settings, meeting the diverse needs of individuals and families across the lifespan and among all community groups. All programs are designed for individuals who feel challenged by the complex and ever-changing health needs of society, and who desire to respond to those needs.

The curriculum emphasizes holistic, culturally relevant, evidence-based care related to wellness, health promotion, illness, injury and disease prevention, disease management and end of life care across the lifespan. Upper division courses prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills required to provide comprehensive nursing care for acute and chronic health problems in various clinical practice settings based on concepts of professionalism and professional values, basic organizational and systems leadership for patient safety and quality care, scholarship for evidence-based practice, application of patient care technology and information management, health care policy, finance and regulatory environments, and interprofessional communication and collaboration for improving patient health outcomes.

Graduates of these baccalaureate programs base their practice on theories, critical thinking, and research findings from nursing science as well as other disciplines, such as biological and behavioral sciences.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:52 EST