Utica College's Accelerated Nursing Blog

From LPN to RN: 5 Things to Know About Advancing Your Health Care Career

Health care professionals make great nurses — from EMTs to LPNs. If you want to advance your health care career with nursing, now’s the time to do it. Start out the year taking the first steps toward your nursing goal! At Utica, we’ve helped countless health care professionals take the next steps required to advance…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Nursing Career Ladder, Nursing Field

Rewards of Nursing: Why My Nursing Career is a Blessing

Rewards of Nursing: Why My Nursing Career is a Blessing

Choosing a career in nursing may seem overwhelming, especially while you are starting an accelerated nursing program and trying to battle through classes, exams, and skills labs. However, once you start your nursing clinical experience, you will begin experiencing the rewards of nursing, much like our guest blogger. Nursing is such a unique profession. We are…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Nursing Field, Nursing Inspiration

Give Your GPA for Nursing School a Jump-start with Prereqs

Applying for nursing school can seem complicated and stressful. Applicants bite their fingernails over their transcripts and dread the “formality” of taking prerequisite courses they wish they didn’t need. However, for students who need to give their GPA for nursing school a jump-start, ABSN prerequisite courses are the key to getting the edge they need…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Nursing School Admissions

How to Study at Home as an Online ABSN Student [Quiz]

How to Study at Home

You are enrolled in Utica’s Accelerated BSN program in Florida and are on the road to becoming a nurse. Let the fun begin; the studying that is. In order to succeed in the program, you must know how to study at home. Adapting to the online learning world is critical while accelerating through the program. Many…

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

Top 5 Cures for Nursing School Application Stress

There are many reasons for nursing school application stress, from finding the right program to finding financing. Utica Admissions Advisor Brenna Casey has heard and dealt with it all, and here offers cures for nursing school application stress. Top 5 Nursing School Application Headaches (and Cures!) Every accelerated nursing school applicant is different, but the…

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Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Accelerated Nursing Education, Nursing School Admissions

A Nurse’s Reflection on Her Nursing Clinical Experience

My Nursing Clinical Experience

Clinical rotations are a critical component of your nursing education. Your nursing clinical experience presents the opportunity to work with real patients, experience work environments you may want to pursue once you have earned your Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and learn how you will work with fellow nurses, physicians, and other members of the…

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Categories: Accelerated Nursing Education, Nursing Simulation Lab, Nursing Students

What To Do In Syracuse: Making Friends in Nursing School

What To Do in Syracuse: Making Friends in Nursing School

So you’re moving to start your new life in accelerated nursing school, but you’re worried about Syracuse. Will I like living there? Will I make friends? What is there to do? You’re in luck! Syracuse offers big-city amenities but with a small hometown feel. Full of hills, valleys, lakes and stream, Syracuse is not lacking…

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Categories: Nursing School in New York, Nursing Students

The Right Personality for Online Learning in Nursing School

The Right Personality for Online Learning

What Type of Learner Benefits the Most from Online Education? Choosing to pursue a second bachelor’s degree can seem intimidating enough, but earning a degree online can seem almost impossible, especially if you have been out of the academic environment for a couple of years. However, online learning is not what it used to be….

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Categories: Accelerated Nursing Education, Online Nursing Coursework

Nursing Graduation Gift Ideas

Do you have a loved one who is about to graduate from nursing school? Are you a former patient who was deeply touched by a soon-to-be-RN? We rounded up some great nursing graduation gift ideas for every type of nurse. Finding the perfect gift for your soon-to-be-RN can be difficult. Would they like a pair…

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Categories: Nursing Field, Nursing Students

Nursing Career Planning Guide: 5 Big Steps to Becoming an RN

Nursing Career Planning Guide

So you know you want to become a nurse. That’s a huge career change. But how do you start? What needs to happen first? How do you plan for something like this? It’s not as complicated as it might appear at first. Take it a day at a time and use this nursing career planning…

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Categories: Accelerated Nursing Education, Nursing Career Ladder, Nursing School Admissions