Job growth for nurses is growing faster than the average for all occupations across the U.S., with a 9 percent increase expected from 2020-2030.
Be prepared to excel in the nursing field and earn both your associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in four years.
- Our unique program allows students to complete their first year at Daemen, earn their AAS in nursing at an area partner community college, and then sit for their RN licensure exam before completing their final year at Daemen to graduate with a B.S. degree.
- Daemen nursing students pay community college tuition in their second and third year and are given a 50 percent tuition discount when they return to Daemen for their final year of the program.
- Our curriculum combines the direct care clinical strengths of the associate degree programs with the strengths of the baccalaureate program, which promotes critical thinking, leadership skills, evidence-based practice, quality care, population health, and professional development.
- Daemen has added more guaranteed seats and opportunities with our nursing 1+2+1 partnership with Niagara County Community College.
- Students have the advantage of working as a registered nurse after their third year.
- Flexible scheduling and a choice of online or hybrid courses support the needs of the working RN during the fourth year while taking courses to complete a B.S. degree.
- Daemen’s Center for Interprofessional Learning and Simulation (CILS) provides students experiential learning opportunities to promote best practice and collaboration.
Students can continue their education in one of Daemen’s graduate nursing programs at a reduced rate. They may take up to six credits of graduate courses at the reduced undergraduate rate while completing their bachelor’s degree. Daemen’s graduate nursing programs include, adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, nursing education and nursing executive leadership.
Courses in leadership, evidence-based practice, population health and health care policy all shape the professional nurse. This program helps students become leaders in nursing with unlimited employment opportunities. Our graduates work with patients and populations across the lifespan in a variety of settings.
Popular career options by industry
- Physician offices
- Home health care services
- Nursing care facilities
- Outpatient clinics and schools
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, & 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.
- Minimum 1080 SAT score
- Advanced Regents diploma or equivalent (including Math B exam, minimum of two sciences, including biology)
- Minimum high school average of 88 percent
Graduates Obtaining Jobs
- 96% of students reported that the program made a difference in their professional lives.*
*Data are for students who completed the program during the 2020-2021 academic year.