Author Archives: Utica College ABSN

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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