Utica College

Utica University’s Nursing Programs

Utica University is a private, non-profit university that offers both traditional and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs as well as graduate nursing programs. To support their ABSN program, Utica operates two satellite locations: one in Albany, NY and one in Syracuse, NY. The ABSN program can be completed in as little as 16 months and has three start dates each year (in January, May, and August), so you will be able to earn your degree and be on your way to becoming a nurse on an accelerated timeline.

Utica’s ABSN program follows a hybrid learning model with nursing theory coursework offered online, allowing for flexibility while catering toward a variety of learning styles. Skills and simulations labs and clinical rotations, on the other hand, are offered in-person. During labs, students have the opportunity to practice their skills in a low-risk environment with access to state-of-the-art technology, including high-tech medical manikins. Over the course of the program, students will gain a comprehensive nursing education and emerge ready to practice as a professional.

ABSN Admissions Requirements

In order to be considered eligible for this program, you must either have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree, a conferred associates degree, or have completed at least 65 previous college credits (at least 57 of these must be from a 4-year accredited college or university). Applicants are also expected to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 and minimum science GPA of 3.0.

Before starting the program, students also must have taken several prerequisite courses, including 60 credit hours in liberal arts courses and the required science prerequisites. These courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite courses can be taken 100% online through their early-admission Prerequisite Priority (PREP) program.


Utica University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, (215) 662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Utica University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Utica University’s ABSN program in Syracuse and Albany is approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), located at 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234. This state entity provides leadership to an educational system that strives to offer the best learning opportunities in the world.

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