Utica College's Accelerated Nursing Blog

How to be Successful in Nursing School: Hint – It may not be what you think.

Being successful in nursing school goes beyond passing tests and showing up for labs.  At Utica College’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program, your success is determined not only by your academic performance,  but also your character and determination to become the best nurse you can be. With that extra work comes reward….

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Categories: ABSN Events, ABSN Program News, Nursing Inspiration, Nursing Students

How Hard is Accelerated Nursing? A Look at Utica College’s ABSN Program

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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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Accelerated Nursing Education, Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program

What Do Students Do In Clinicals?

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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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Nursing School in Florida, Nursing School in New York

Becoming a Nurse with a Biology Degree in 16 Months

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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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program, Nursing School in Florida, Nursing School in New York

Choosing the Right Nursing School

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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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Nursing School in Florida, Nursing School in New York, Nursing Simulation Lab, Online Nursing Coursework

What to Expect in Your First Semester of Nursing School

Congratulations! You have successfully completed your prerequisite classes and now you are on your way to becoming an official accelerated nursing student. While it is an exciting time, it can also be very nerve-racking. It is a big step toward a new career, so there are still a lot of unknowns about what to expect…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Accelerated Nursing Education, Nursing Simulation Lab, Online Nursing Coursework

How to Relocate for Nursing School with Ease

Going back to school to change careers is a major, life-altering decision, especially when relocation is involved. And, with countless students sitting idle on nursing school waitlists in their home states, it’s becoming more and more common for qualified applicants to relocate to earn a BSN degree. Take our Accelerated BSN program in New York…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program, Nursing School in New York

Utica College’s Accelerated Nursing Student Success Coach Spotlight

Those who seriously consider changing careers to nursing knows that nursing school is not for the weak, especially if you are going through a 16-month, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, you are in for a tough journey. Choosing a nursing program that provides support throughout your education, from your accelerated BSN prerequisites until you take…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program

Change Careers to Nursing: Why Now is the Time

Change Careers to Nursing: Why Now is the Time to Become a Nurse

You know you’re ready. You’re nervous, you’re anxious, and you’re a little bit scared – but you’re ready to change careers to nursing. But it’s a big change, and a little reassurance wouldn’t hurt, right? Here are the top three reasons why now is the perfect time to “start over” with nursing. 1. Nurses have…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program, Nursing School Admissions

Avoiding Cost-of-Living Loans for Nursing School in New York

When you begin your nursing school journey, it’s important to consider whether you are willing to relocate in order to attend the right nursing school. Depending on where you currently live, you might find that the nursing schools around you have a long waitlist, have insurmountable admissions requirements or are very competitive, or are simply…

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Categories: Accelerated Second Degree Nursing Program, Nursing School Admissions