Catholic Health Nurses
The Catholic Health and Niagara University RN to BSN program is a series of credit courses held primarily at Catholic Health over 30 months and results in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Catholic Health covers tuition costs, books, and fees and provides laptop computers. See "Costs" for details.
The current cohort is closed. Please check back for updated information.
The program is divided into fall, spring and summer terms. The schedule of courses may be revised to accommodate the needs of the students enrolled.
The program is intended as a cohort group (all participants go through the program together) starting in January 2014 and completing in May 2016. The maximum number in the cohort group is 35.
The program is open to Registered Nurses actively employed at Catholic Health working a minimum of 15 hours per week (30 hours per pay period), who have successfully completed orientation and have no corrective actions.
Associates must meet an admission GPA of 2.5 for Niagara University.
Catholic Health covers tuition, books, and applicable fees. Catholic Health will also provide laptop computers.
Scholarship Reimbursement Agreement
Each student in the program will be required to sign a scholarship reimbursement agreement with Catholic Health.
Payback will be through a work obligation as an RN for the equivalent of three years full-time (5,850 hours) beginning at the completion of the program. Individuals may work part-time or full-time to meet the 5,850 hour obligation. If the employee leaves the hospital before working off the obligation, then the remaining amount owed will be prorated against the time worked.
Leaving the Program Prior to Completion
Students who drop out of the program and remain employed at Catholic Health will be responsible for paying back monies owed on the scholarship, without interest. Students who drop out but do not remain employed at Catholic Health will be responsible for paying back monies owed, with interest.
Applications are no longer being accepted for the current cohort.
For more information, please call (716) 706-2541.