Category Archives: Accelerated BSN Program

Can I do it? Can I really change course and become a second career nurse? If you’re reading this blog post, you’ve probably asked yourself these questions more than a handful of times. We get it. Deciding to start over down a new professional path is not a choice you enter into lightly. To help…

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Maybe you’re a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Patient Care Technician (PCT) who wants to transition to an RN job to develop deeper relationships with patients or to increase your salary potential. Or maybe your ultimate goal is to become a nurse practitioner or certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) and a bachelor’s in nursing is…

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Switching your major in undergraduate school is not uncommon, but it can be daunting if you’ve already taken several courses in another field. If it means having to start over, the decision to change majors to nursing may not be appealing. That’s a concern many students have when they realize they want to be a…

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If you’re looking to become a nurse, understanding what is expected of you during your clinical placements will be critical to your success. Every clinical instructor is different, as each may hold slightly different expectations for nursing students. When the time comes for you to begin clinical rotations, knowing how your success is measured will…

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By Jessica B., Utica College Admissions Representative You’ve stayed true to your New Year’s resolution by taking the first step toward a rewarding new career in nursing. After researching Utica College’s Accelerated Nursing program, you are ready to get the ball rolling. But you have a mix of emotions and still have questions about nursing school….

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Unlike the old days, the job you get right out of college is highly unlikely to be the job you have when you retire. With so many education options these days many people are taking a shot at a second career – and they’re not alone! Check out these recognizable names who changed careers and…

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It is a common question, and if you’ve thought about a nursing degree you’ve probably asked yourself, “How hard is accelerated nursing school?” There are many factors and variables that go into a student’s nursing education and there are many opinions on the subject. The truth is, an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)…

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We’ve talked to many of our accelerated nursing students and they all agree – clinical rotations are their favorite part.  What exactly do students do in clinicals? The short answer is that they shadow a nurse. The long answer is that they put into practice everything they’ve learned online and in the nursing simulation lab….

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You’ve worked hard for your biology degree – you’ve made it through all the required classes: chemistry (including organic), physics, biochemistry, mathematics, and so on. You understand that your degree is destined to build an excellent foundation for a rewarding career. But, what happens if you don’t see yourself going to medical school or practicing…

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So you’ve started your bachelor’s degree, or maybe even finished it… but now you realize nursing is what you’d really love to do. That’s awesome! Figuring out your passion is not always easy, but where do you go from here? Choosing the right nursing school is a great place to start and doesn’t have to…

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