Utica College's Accelerated Nursing Blog

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

Utica College’s Accelerated Nursing Student Success Coach Spotlight

Those who seriously consider changing careers to nursing knows that nursing school is not for the weak, especially if you are going through a 16-month, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, you are in for a tough journey. Choosing a nursing program that provides support throughout your education, from your accelerated BSN prerequisites until you take…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program

Change Careers to Nursing: Why Now is the Time

Change Careers to Nursing: Why Now is the Time to Become a Nurse

You know you’re ready. You’re nervous, you’re anxious, and you’re a little bit scared – but you’re ready to change careers to nursing. But it’s a big change, and a little reassurance wouldn’t hurt, right? Here are the top three reasons why now is the perfect time to “start over” with nursing. 1. Nurses have…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program, Nursing School Admissions

Avoiding Cost-of-Living Loans for Nursing School in New York

When you begin your nursing school journey, it’s important to consider whether you are willing to relocate in order to attend the right nursing school. Depending on where you currently live, you might find that the nursing schools around you have a long waitlist, have insurmountable admissions requirements or are very competitive, or are simply…

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Categories: Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program, Nursing School Admissions

From LPN to RN: 5 Things to Know About Advancing Your Health Care Career

Health care professionals make great nurses — from EMTs to LPNs. If you want to advance your health care career with nursing, now’s the time to do it. Start out the year taking the first steps toward your nursing goal! At Utica, we’ve helped countless health care professionals take the next steps required to advance…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Nursing Career Ladder, Nursing Field

Rewards of Nursing: Why My Nursing Career is a Blessing

Rewards of Nursing: Why My Nursing Career is a Blessing

Choosing a career in nursing may seem overwhelming, especially while you are starting an accelerated nursing program and trying to battle through classes, exams, and skills labs. However, once you start your nursing clinical experience, you will begin experiencing the rewards of nursing, much like our guest blogger. Nursing is such a unique profession. We are…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Nursing Field, Nursing Inspiration

Give Your GPA for Nursing School a Jump-start with Prereqs

Applying for nursing school can seem complicated and stressful. Applicants bite their fingernails over their transcripts and dread the “formality” of taking prerequisite courses they wish they didn’t need. However, for students who need to give their GPA for nursing school a jump-start, ABSN prerequisite courses are the key to getting the edge they need…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Nursing School Admissions

How to Study at Home as an Online ABSN Student [Quiz]

How to Study at Home

You are enrolled in Utica’s Accelerated BSN program in Florida and are on the road to becoming a nurse. Let the fun begin; the studying that is. In order to succeed in the program, you must know how to study at home. Adapting to the online learning world is critical while accelerating through the program. Many…

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