Eligibility for the Second-Degree ABSN in New York

Our second-degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in New York is for motivated individuals who want to quickly transition into the field of nursing. The eligibility requirements for Utica ABSN are as follows:

  • 2.8 cumulative GPA with 3.0 GPA in the sciences.
  • Non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 60 credit hours in liberal arts courses, including the pre-requisites
  • Science prerequisites must be completed with a 3.0 overall GPA.
    • All 4 courses (and the associated labs) must have been taken in the last 10 years. The lab must also be connected to the course. Any course under a C must be re-taken through PREP.  The lab grade must also be a C or better.
  • Grade of ‘C’ or better in General Prerequisites

Still have questions about our admissions requirements? Find the answers you need in our free Ultimate Nursing School Admissions Checklist.

Degrees Obtained Outside the United States

If you obtained your non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a college or university that is located outside of the United States, you may still qualify for our ABSN program. Please contact our admissions team at 866.892.6747 to find out.

Please be aware that while we can perform an initial review of your qualifications using your foreign transcript evaluation and other documentation, a course-by-course degree evaluation from the World Education Services is the only way for us to officially determine your eligibility.

If you are a prospective student who maintains a permanent residence outside the U.S., you must also meet a series of international admissions requirements and submit additional materials before you can apply to our ABSN program.

Contact us to learn more about the eligibility requirements for our ABSN program.

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