The Utica Accelerated Nursing Program Overview

Our ABSN program in New York makes 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, 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, you can expect a high-quality nursing curriculum that will challenge you to become the best nurse you can be. 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.

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

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How the Utica Accelerated Nursing Program Works

Our ABSN program puts your non-nursing college credits 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 that lays 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, you may need to complete prerequisite courses, which you can take 100% online via our early-admission Prerequisite Priority (PREP) program.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

How many ABSN program start dates are offered a year?

Our ABSN program 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.

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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