Utica College's Accelerated Nursing Blog

A New Path: 3 Students Make the Change from Non-Nursing Degree to BS in Nursing

Maybe you’re a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Patient Care Technician (PCT) who wants to transition to an RN job to develop deeper relationships with patients or to increase your salary potential. Or maybe your ultimate goal is to become a nurse practitioner or certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and a bachelor’s in nursing is…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program

The Best Advice for Students Starting Nursing School

Starting nursing school can be thrilling and nerve-wracking at the same time, especially when you are diligently searching for the right nursing program. But with the right advice, you can begin your nursing school journey with ease. If you’re changing careers, or already have some college credits under your belt, why not leverage your academic…

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Categories: Accelerated Nursing Education

Why NCLEX Pass Rates Matter When Choosing the Right Nursing School

If you’re looking into nursing programs and wondering if their NCLEX pass rates should be on your radar, know that they absolutely should be. Understanding how you will be prepared for arguably the most important step of your nursing journey, will help you decide which school is the best fit for you. Regardless of which…

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Categories: Accelerated Nursing Education, Nursing School in Florida, Nursing School in New York

Recognizing Excellence: How Utica College Honors Nursing Students Who Go Above and Beyond

Utica College's ABSN program recognizes the excellence and dedication of its student.

Measuring a nursing student’s success goes beyond passing tests, especially in the Utica College Accelerated BSN program in the Tampa Bay area. It’s also about character, dedication, and determination.   Utica College believes those nursing students who go above and beyond deserve recognition so they have developed the ABSN St. Petersburg Student of Excellence Award….

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Categories: ABSN Program News, Nursing Inspiration, Nursing School in Florida, Nursing Students

Change Majors to Nursing: How Your Coursework Prepared You

Switching your major in undergraduate school is not uncommon, but it can be daunting if you’ve already taken several courses in another field. If it means having to start over, the decision to change majors to nursing may not be appealing. That’s a concern many students have when they realize they want to be a…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program

What Instructors Expect of Nursing Students During Clinical Placements

If you’re looking to become a nurse, understanding what is expected of you during your clinical placements will be critical to your success. Every clinical instructor is different, as each may hold slightly different expectations for nursing students. When the time comes for you to begin clinical rotations, knowing how your success is measured will…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Clinical Placements

Enrolling in Utica College’s Second Degree BSN in New York

There are a lot of topics to research when looking to go back to college, especially when preparing to enroll in a second-degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Prospective students should find out how long a program will take to complete, what educational background is required to get accepted, and how much personal…

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Categories: Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program, Nursing School in New York

Your Top 5 Questions About Nursing School Answered

By Jessica B., Utica College Admissions Representative You’ve stayed true to your New Year’s resolution by taking the first step toward a rewarding new career in nursing. After researching Utica College’s Accelerated Nursing program, you are ready to get the ball rolling. But you have a mix of emotions and still have questions about nursing school….

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Nursing School Admissions, Nursing School in Florida, Nursing School in New York

Too Old to Become a Nurse?

Unlike the old days, the job you get right out of college is highly unlikely to be the job you have when you retire. With so many education options these days many people are taking a shot at a second career – and they’re not alone! Check out these recognizable names who changed careers and…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Nursing Inspiration, Nursing Students

How to be Successful in Nursing School: Hint – It may not be what you think.

Being successful in nursing school goes beyond passing tests and showing up for labs.  At Utica College’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program, your success is determined not only by your academic performance,  but also your character and determination to become the best nurse you can be. With that extra work comes reward….

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Categories: ABSN Events, ABSN Program News, Nursing Inspiration, Nursing Students