Fast-track into Nursing

Our 16-month Accelerated Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program in New York takes the wait out of getting into a quality nursing school. We offer three starts a year, rolling admission, and convenient online access to prerequisites via our Prerequisite Priority (PREP) program.

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Utica ABSN Program

Accelerate your career change to nursing through Utica College’s CCNE-accredited Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program located in Syracuse, New York. If you have the passion to care for others as a registered nurse and you meet our admission requirements, this ABSN program is the right fit for you.

Our rigorous blended online-onsite ABSN curriculum builds on your existing non-nursing college credits, making it an ideal path for those who desire a fast track into the nursing field. It’s also an excellent option because it has:

  • An early admission option through our Prerequisite Priority (PREP) program.
  • Three start dates a year — in January, May and August — so you can avoid a nursing school waitlist.
  • Accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), so you can feel confident you’re receiving a quality degree from a trusted, non-profit institution.
Utica ABSN student, Stacy

Don't Wait on Your Nursing Future

Utica ABSN has three start dates a year, so you can begin nursing school whenever you're ready.

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A No-Waitlist Path to Nursing School

From our program site location in Syracuse, New York, we offer an accessible route to a quality nursing education for qualified applicants. Between our three program start dates per year and rolling admission process, we eliminate the waiting period often associated with getting into nursing school.

That means, depending on your desired program site location, if you have at least 65 college credits with a 2.8 cumulative GPA, you can start your ABSN program as soon as you’re ready.

Do you want to lock in your spot in our ABSN program even earlier? If you meet the eligibility requirements and commit to finishing your prerequisites via our PREP program, we can save you a spot in our nursing school for your desired start date.

Utica ABSN student, Edwin

A Quality Education from a Trusted Accelerated Nursing Program

The continued success of our Accelerated B.S. in Nursing (ABSN) program is evident in our program location, which maintains a proud tradition of providing a solution to the nationwide nursing shortage. 

Once you complete our CCNE-accredited ABSN program in as few as 16 months, you’ll possess the nursing knowledge you need to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN), the professional licensure exam all nurses must pass before they can practice. Through Utica College, you can feel confident that you’re receiving a quality nursing education from a non-profit institution and an ABSN program that today’s healthcare employers respect. 

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