Utica College's Accelerated Nursing Blog

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

How Hard is Accelerated Nursing? A Look at Utica College’s ABSN Program

It is a common question, and if you’ve thought about a nursing degree you’ve probably asked yourself, “How hard is accelerated nursing school?” There are many factors and variables that go into a student’s nursing education and there are many opinions on the subject. The truth is, an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Accelerated Nursing Education, Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program

What Do Students Do In Clinicals?

We’ve talked to many of our accelerated nursing students and they all agree – clinical rotations are their favorite part.  What exactly do students do in clinicals? The short answer is that they shadow a nurse. The long answer is that they put into practice everything they’ve learned online and in the nursing simulation lab….

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

Becoming a Nurse with a Biology Degree in 16 Months

You’ve worked hard for your biology degree – you’ve made it through all the required classes: chemistry (including organic), physics, biochemistry, mathematics, and so on. You understand that your degree is destined to build an excellent foundation for a rewarding career. But, what happens if you don’t see yourself going to medical school or practicing…

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

Choosing the Right Nursing School

So you’ve started your bachelor’s degree, or maybe even finished it… but now you realize nursing is what you’d really love to do. That’s awesome! Figuring out your passion is not always easy, but where do you go from here? Choosing the right nursing school is a great place to start and doesn’t have to…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Nursing School in Florida, Nursing School in New York, Nursing Simulation Lab, Online Nursing Coursework

What to Expect in Your First Semester of Nursing School

Congratulations! You have successfully completed your prerequisite classes and now you are on your way to becoming an official accelerated nursing student. While it is an exciting time, it can also be very nerve-racking. It is a big step toward a new career, so there are still a lot of unknowns about what to expect…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Accelerated Nursing Education, Nursing Simulation Lab, Online Nursing Coursework

How to Relocate for Nursing School with Ease

Going back to school to change careers is a major, life-altering decision, especially when relocation is involved. And, with countless students sitting idle on nursing school waitlists in their home states, it’s becoming more and more common for qualified applicants to relocate to earn a BSN degree. Take our Accelerated BSN program in New York…

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