Accelerated Nursing Program Staff and Faculty

The nursing faculty at Utica College plays a vital role in shaping the future of patient care by teaching the next-generation of nurses how to deliver the safe, ethical, and competent care in a complex healthcare environment.

Taking a student-centered approach to education, our second-degree accelerated nursing program faculty continuously seek out new, innovative teaching methods that encourage open communication, freedom of expression, and lifelong learning.

Meet the nursing faculty that will guide and support you throughout our ABSN program in New York.

Chris PayrotChris Payrot

Site Director, ABSN Program

As the Site Director for the Utica College School of Nursing ABSN program, Chris oversees all operations and works alongside the Admissions team and nursing faculty.

Chris has worked in higher education for 11 years and has a passion for helping students meet their career goals. From relocating to Syracuse to navigating the admissions process, Chris works hard to assure an easy transition into nursing for each ABSN student.

patricia-farleyPatti Farley, EdD, RN

Director of Nursing Academic Services, ABSN Program

Patti joined our ABSN program faculty in 2014, with more than 20 years of nursing and healthcare management experience.

Patti holds a doctorate in education from Walden University in Minnesota, a master’s degree in nursing education from St. John Fisher College in New York, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Nazareth College in New York.