Director: Dr. Connie Perkins
St. Bonaventure University partners with the Cattaraugus County Campus of Jamestown Community College in a blended campus program in which students earn an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from JCC and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Bonaventure.
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.
Two degrees, two programs committed to excellence
This unique dual degree opportunity blends the expert faculty and facilities of two accredited* nursing programs, enabling students to obtain their registered nurse license and complete their B.S. in nursing in four years.
Students apply for admission to St. Bonaventure and live on the SBU campus. They take classes at SBU and at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus, located in the heart of downtown Olean.
All but two classes freshman year are taken at St. Bonaventure. In years two and three, all but one class each year are taken at JCC. Senior year, all classes are at St. Bonaventure.
Studies in the first, second and third year of the program prepare students to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) while taking liberal arts and sciences through a blended-campus approach.
Upon finishing their third year, students earn an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree from JCC and can take the NCLEX-RN to become registered nurses, allowing them to begin entry-level practice.
Since the last year of the program is presented in a hybrid format, students have the freedom to begin working as registered nurses if they choose to gain experience while finishing their bachelor’s degree at St. Bonaventure.
Facilities & resources
St. Bonaventure's nursing programs are part of the university's School of Health Professions, which is housed in Francis Hall, where $15 million in renovations in 2020-21 transformed one of the grandest buildings on campus into a state-of-the-art health care education center.
Facilities include a physical diagnosis lab with 3,000 square feet of floor space that includes:
- three exam rooms
- inpatient stations with hospital beds and real working nursing equipment, such as Alaris IV pumps, MedRX medication carts for simulation, and manikins for every bed
- outpatient learning stations with clinic exam tables and divider curtains
There are also student breakout rooms throughout the building, a locker room, as well as modern classrooms, meeting spaces, labs and faculty offices.
Jamestown Community College offers dedicated classrooms and labs for nursing students, as well as teaching technology and student learning space. A dedicated nursing arts laboratory is also available that includes high- and low-fidelity simulation manikins, clinical supplies, and presentation technology equipment.
Admission requirements and procedures
Prospective students apply for admission to St. Bonaventure, indicating dual degree nursing as their major. This is a competitive program, with a limited number of seats each year.
It is recommended that applicants have earned a 90% or above in high school courses and have a passing grade in high school or college chemistry. A strong science-based academic background is highly recommended.
Students must meet certain benchmarks to advance through the program. They will have a faculty adviser to help them meet the program benchmarks and guide them through the process of meeting requirements of the AAS program at JCC.
Students in the program are responsible for their own transportation to and from the two campuses.
*Jamestown Community College and St. Bonaventure University are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
JCC's Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
St. Bonaventure’s nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
|Nursing Major Requirements||54|
|General Education Requirements||37|
Below is a suggested four-year plan of study for the Dual Degree in Nursing student. An actual plan of study for each student will be determined with the guidance of a program adviser.
|THFS-101||3||BIO 2520 Anatomy & Physiology/Lab II1||4|
|BIO 2510 Anatomy & Physiology/Lab I1||4|
|PSY 2510 Life Span Development1||3||MAT 1540 Elementary Statistics1||3|
|NUR 1510 Foundations of Nursing1||7||NUR 1520 Health Restoration 1||8|
|BIO 2760 Nutrition1||3||ENG 2600 Women in Literature1||3|
|BIO 2531 Microbiology1||3||NUR 2520 Health Restoration/Maint. II1||8|
|BIO 2532 Microbiology Lab1||1||NUR 2560 Pathophysiology II1||1.5|
|NUR 2510 Health Restoration/Maintenance I1||8||NUR 2360 Pharmacology for Nurses II1||1.5|
|NUR 2550 Pathophysiology I1||1.5|
|NUR 2350 Pharmacology for Nurses I1||1.5|
|Total Credits 121|
Course taken through Jamestown Community College. For information on these courses contact JCC.