Utica ABSN Curriculum

The Utica ABSN curriculum follows a logical, effective sequence of online coursework, hands-on learning, and real-world clinical practice over four semesters. The full-time program comprises 62 credit hours — including 225 hours of labs and 588 hours of clinical rotations, which begin during the first semester.

In addition to a robust curriculum, as a student in the Utica University ABSN program, you can count on the dedicated attention of your ABSN faculty and instructors. Our instructors are seasoned health care professionals who understand the industry and want to help you succeed. They’re available to answer any questions you may have and will challenge you to do your best during your time in the program.

Additionally, you’ll begin your nursing education with a group of other prospective nursing students. This group, your cohort, will be going through the same courses as you and be in labs and clinicals with you. This offers a great support system and the opportunity to create a study group to review everything you learn as you make your way through the ABSN curriculum.

Program Goals

Upon successful completion of the Utica ABSN program, you will have received extensive training in the following areas:

  • Liberal Education Foundation: Assimilate theories and concepts from liberal education into generalist nursing practice.
  • Leadership: Practice leadership concepts to deliver high-quality healthcare.
  • Professional Behavior: Incorporate professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct into practice.
  • Clinical Competence: Provide safe, competent entry-level care across the lifespan.

Utica ABSN Curriculum by Semester

Our ABSN curriculum is designed to prepare students to enter the health care field as a confident and capable nurse. Through a rich blend of courses, our ABSN curriculum offers a path toward a well-rounded nursing education that is sure to set them apart in the job market.

Semester I

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
NUR 311Socialization to Professional Nursing3
NUR 321Foundations for Nursing Care (45 lab hours; 42 clinical hours)4
NUR 326Health Assessment (45 lab hours)3
NUR 332Pathophysiology3
Total number of credits13

Semester II

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
NUR 312Leadership and Informatics in Professional Nursing3
NUR 371Medical/Surgical Nursing Care I (45 lab hours; 84 clinical hours)5
NUR 444Care of Populations with Psychiatric Concerns (8 weeks; 42 clinical hours)3
NUR 366Care of the Aging Population (8 weeks; 42 clinical hours)3
NUR 333Pharmacology3
Total number of credits17

Semester III

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
NUR 411Management in Professional Nursing2
NUR 421Medical/Surgical Nursing Care II (84 clinical hours)4
NUR 423Senior Nursing Care Seminar Lab I (45 lab hours)1
NUR 365Care of the Obstetric Population (8 weeks; 42 clinical hours)3
NUR 446Care of the Pediatric Population (42 clinical hours)3
NUR 445Clinical Research3
Total number of credits16

Semester IV

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
NUR 412Trends in Professional Nursing (84 clinical hours)5
NUR 465End-of-Life and Palliative Care Practice2
NUR 471Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing (84 clinical hours)5
NUR 473Senior Nursing Care Seminar Lab II (45 lab hours)1
NUR 346Care of Populations and Communities (42 clinical hours)3
Total number of credits16