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 the NCLEX-RN, will make the journey easier on yourself.
At Utica College, each ABSN student works with a success coach who is there by your side to keep you going strong throughout your online nursing classes, hands-on skills labs, and nursing clinicals.
Utica College’s accelerated nursing student success coach in St. Petersburg, Florida, Jessica Dvoracsek, offers ABSN students the personal guidance they need to successfully complete the program.
What is an Accelerated Nursing Student Success Coach?
At Utica College, you will be provided an academic success coach when you are enrolled in the Accelerated BSN program. At the Tampa Bay ABSN program site, Jessica Dvoracsek serves as the success coach for accelerated nursing students.
In this role, Jessica provides guidance, study tips, stress-management techniques, and much more to her students.
“I’m here for the students if they need to talk about if they’re having an issue with their classes,” said Jessica. “I listen to a lot of stress problems and help students deal with time management and stress management; that’s a big portion of what I do.”
How Will this Help Me?
Without a doubt, nursing school is difficult. However, earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing is doable with the right resources.
Throughout your admissions process, your admissions representatives will guide you through completing your ABSN prerequisites, getting your transcripts, and meeting the admissions requirements.
But once you are admitted into Utica College's nursing school, your accelerated nursing student success coach will help you work out any issues that may arise throughout your baccalaureate education. You will have a support network within the school who understands exactly what you are doing, the amount of work you are putting in, and the sacrifices you are making to become a registered nurse.
What is the Most Common Struggle?
“Accelerated” is not just a figure of speech. In Utica College's Tampa Bay ABSN program, you have a 16 month curriculum filled with online courses, skills labs, and clinical experiences. While it may seem difficult to learn everything you need to know to pass the NCLEX in that time frame, the resources available at Utica College offer you the best chances of succeeding as a nursing student.
“It’s a hard program to be in,” Jessica said. “It’s a very fast-paced program.”
However, Jessica is there to help you develop good study habits, improve time management skills, and serve as a sounding board for any issues you may have balancing your personal life with your nursing-student life.
Jessica also works with students to adapt to the hybrid nature of the program so you can learn how your online classes balance with your hands-on learning, as well as help get in touch with professors for any additional help.
Jessica's Advice for Accelerated Nursing Students
“There’s been a couple of times when students have come to me really stressed out and not sure if this is the right path for them, and I always remind them to go back and read their admissions essay,” said Jessica.
“Go back and read what you wrote and figure out why you originally wanted to come here. There is a reason that you decided to go through this.”
Utica College Offers the Resources You Need
Jessica is just one of many resources at Utica College that help Accelerated BSN students succeed.
Your professors and lab instructors are available to answer any questions you may have or to provide extra guidance you may need or want to feel confident in your nursing abilities.
“Someone cares about my education,” Denise Weeast, a Utica ABSN student, said about her professors. “Someone cares about my learning, someone’s asking me interactive questions on a conference call. It really makes you feel like there’s a professor who really cares about your learning.”
If you’re ready to learn more about the support offered to Accelerated BSN students through Utica College, contact an admissions representative today.