The Utica Accelerated Nursing Program and the Transfer BSN Program Overview

Our ABSN program in New York and our Transfer BSN program offered exclusively in Albany each make starting an in-demand nursing career more accessible than ever. Because we offer three start dates per year, we’re able to accept more qualified students than other nursing schools.

While it requires dedication and motivation, it is possible to earn a B.S. in Nursing in as few as 16 months through our CCNE-accredited nursing program. Upon graduation from the Utica accelerated nursing program or Transfer BSN pathway, you’ll have all the nursing knowledge you need to sit for the nursing licensure exam and join the nursing workforce with confidence.

As a student enrolled in our ABSN program or Transfer BSN program, you can expect a high-quality nursing curriculum that will challenge you to become the best nurse you can be.

The ABSN program uses Utica University’s hybrid learning model will teach you key nursing theory concepts delivered through online coursework. You’ll then be able to apply that knowledge during hands-on labs and clinical practice. Our Transfer BSN program differs slightly from the ABSN program in terms of course delivery, offering face-to-face classes supported by an online platform.

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How the Utica Accelerated Nursing Program and the Transfer BSN Program Pathway Work

Our ABSN program and our Transfer BSN program pathway put your non-nursing college credits, or your non-nursing degree, to work toward a bachelor’s of science in nursing in as few as 16 months. Our accelerated, full-time program features a three-part hybrid curriculum:

  • Online learning platform or face-to-face classes supported by online tools in the Transfer BSN Pathway, lay the groundwork for your nursing education through modules and discussion boards.
  • Simulation and skills labs that provide hands-on learning with faculty in a risk-free mock clinical setting.
  • Clinical rotations at top area hospitals where our ABSN sites are located allows you to care for patients in advanced medical settings.

While our rigorous curriculum will require a lot of time and commitment, our dedicated faculty and staff are available to help you stay on track.

Please note, however, that before you can enroll in the Utica accelerated nursing program or the transfer BSN pathway program, you may need to complete some degree requirement courses (previously called prerequisites) which you can take 100% online.

Contact us to learn more about our accelerated nursing programs in New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to the most common questions we receive about our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and our Transfer BSN pathway program.

How many ABSN program start dates are offered a year?

Our ABSN program and transfer BSN pathway locations have three start dates a year, in January, May, and August.

Is the program 100% online?

No. Our ABSN program requires you to come to a program site on a regularly scheduled basis. Therefore, it is important to at least live within driving distance of one of our locations. You can expect to be at one of our ABSN learning sites approximately three to four days per week, and to complete 225 hours of skills and simulation labs in-person at one of our program sites and 588 hours of clinical practice in local healthcare facilities. If you're enrolled in our Transfer BSN Pathway, you can expect in-person classes supported by our online platform.

Can I work during the program?

We do not recommend working during your time in the program. In fact, because our fast-paced program is so compressed, we recommend treating it like a full-time job.

What are the NCLEX pass rates and why are they so important?

The NCLEX is a national exam all nursing school graduates must take and pass to receive the appropriate nurse licensure that allows them to practice the profession. Our 2019 graduates’ first-time NCLEX pass rate in Syracuse was 89%.

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