Accelerated Nursing Programs in Albany

Are you ready to begin your nursing career? Utica University’s 16-month accelerated nursing programs in Albany establish the strong foundation you need for a rewarding nursing career.

Our Albany ABSN program site offers two pathways for students wishing to earn a degree in nursing: an ABSN path for second-degree students and an Advanced Standing BS in Nursing path for students transferring in college credit.

With three start dates a year — January, May, and August — and a combination of coursework, hands-on simulation labs, and clinicals at top regional healthcare facilities, you can earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS in Nursing) and set yourself on an accelerated path to becoming a registered nurse.

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Why Choose Albany for Nursing School?

Our accelerated nursing programs in Albany have two different course delivery methods that require students to relocate to Albany.

In the Advanced Standing BS in Nursing path, students participate in in-person instruction, supported by an online platform, in which students interact with course content, assignments and other materials and activities to support their education. The ABSN path for second degree students involves online coursework instead of in-person instruction; however, this path is not 100% online.

Both of our accelerated nursing pathways include hands-on simulation labs and clinical rotations, which require students to reside in the Albany area to participate. 

Fortunately, you’ll find that Albany is a vibrant city to live in, study nursing and kickstart your career. At Utica, you will be supported throughout the application process and your education, easing the stress of relocation.

Utica students working on a child nursing manikin

Nurses are in High Demand

When you enter the nursing career, you can rest assured you are entering a thriving and high-demand profession. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) latest data, New York state has the fourth highest concentration of employed registered nurses in the country at 190,470. Additionally, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro area is the fourth highest region in New York for employed registered nurses, employing 9,970 nurses as of 2022 (BLS).

New York state’s demand for nurses is also expected to grow 17% between 2020 and 2030, projecting 14,430 job openings, the BLS notes, higher than the national average of 6%.

Additionally, Albany offers competitive salary opportunities, in which the median salary for registered nurses is $80,320, according to the BLS. Job security and high potential earnings are essential to any career, which is why Albany, New York, is a great place to work as a registered nurse.

Healthcare Network Connections

In our ABSN and Advanced Standing BS in Nursing pathway, you will participate in clinical rotations at respected local healthcare facilities in the Albany area. While we can’t guarantee where your clinical placements will take place, you will work within various healthcare environments and disciplines

Our clinical connections include several healthcare facilities in the Albany area where you will have invaluable access to various real-world patient care experiences. Your clinical rotations at these facilities are also a great way to make connections that can lead to job opportunities after graduation.

Other Benefits of Moving to Albany for Nursing School

Albany is an exciting place to live and work as a nurse. It is not only full of nursing opportunities but also full of exciting things to explore, from nature to arts and culture. A historic city with beautiful architecture and museums, Albany is a great place to start your nursing career.

Nearby Amenities

Albany offers a variety of restaurants and cafés for you to enjoy. And if family or friends come to visit, there are many options to choose from so everyone will be happy. Here are some of our favorite restaurants and cafés within driving distance to the Utica ABSN and Advanced Standing BS in Nursing Pathway Learning Site in Albany:

  • Bangkok Kitchen – Thai
  • El Charro – Mexican
  • Scarboroughs Restaurant – American
  • Bespoke Taste & See – Jamaican
  • Tailored Tea – Tea House Café

Whether your friends and family want to help you move in or visit, there are plenty hotel options near the ABSN Albany Learning Site. There are also many shopping centers within driving distance where you can find all you need get settled in your new home:

  • Crossgates Mall
  • Colonie Center Mall
  • Target
  • Trader Joe’s

Area Attractions

While you will need to dedicate much of your time to nursing school, utilizing your free time to relax and explore the city is essential to establishing a work-life balance. Fortunately, Albany has much to offer. Some attractions within driving distance to the Utica ABSN Albany Learning Site include:

  • Ann Lee Pond Nature & Historic Preserve
  • Palace Theater
  • Albany Institute of Art
  • The Egg – Center for the Performing Arts

Attending Utica University’s Learning Site in Albany

The Utica University ABSN and Advanced Standing BS in Nursing Learning Site is located at 23 British American Boulevard, Latham, NY 12110.

The program site is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Our contact number is

Multiple Utica students observing vitals in a clinical setting

A Glimpse into Utica’s ABSN Albany Learning Site

If you are looking for accelerated nursing programs in Albany, then Utica University’s ABSN and Advanced Standing BS in Nursing pathway in Albany can provide you all you need to enter a nursing career. The ABSN and Advanced Standing BS in Nursing Pathway Learning Site in Albany houses state-of-the-art nursing simulation labs where you will cultivate foundational nursing skills and take part in realistic clinical simulations. These labs are equipped with the same equipment found in hospitals, as well as high-tech manikins that will serve as your first patients.

There are also common areas where you can comfortably study, complete coursework, and meet with your cohorts. The learning site is also equipped with a wheelchair-accessible entrance and parking lot.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the ABSN and Advanced Standing BS in Nursing Pathway prepare you for a nursing career?

Utica’s ABSN and Advanced Standing BS in Nursing Pathway offer a blend of coursework and hands-on simulation labs and clinical rotations. Our ABSN and Advanced Standing BS in Nursing Pathway prepare you to confidently take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), setting you up to earn your license and start practicing as a registered nurse.  

Does Utica’s accelerated nursing pathways require prerequisite courses?

Utica University’s ABSN and Advanced Standing BS in Nursing Pathway require all eligible applicants to complete degree requirement courses (formerly referred to as prerequisites) in both general courses and natural sciences. Eligible applicants must receive a minimum of a C grade in general degree requirement courses, and an overall 3.0 in natural science degree requirement courses. Keep in mind that eligible Advanced Standing BS in Nursing students must complete four additional degree requirement courses in Ethics, Sociology, Psychology and Nutrition.

When are Utica’s ABSN and Advanced Standing BS in Nursing Pathway start dates?

Our accelerated nursing pathways have three start dates a year in January, May and August.

Take the Steps Towards Relocating to Albany Today

Reach out to us, so you can start taking the steps toward relocating to Albany and earning your BS in Nursing today.