Take the next step - Apply now

Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Health Professions
and Education


Nursing Major

Program Details


Program Options
There are three ways to earn a nursing degree at Utica College: the on-ground undergraduate program, the online RN to BS program, and the hybrid Accelerated Second Degree Nursing (ASDN) program.
  • The on-campus program is a four-year course of undergraduate study.
  • The RN to BS program is an online program open to student with an associate’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution and a current RN license.
  • The ASDN program is open to students with a bachelor’s degree (not in nursing) from a regionally accredited university who have completed all major-related requirements prior to admission. The hybrid delivery combines online courses with labs and clinical study at a clinical site.
Freshman Students


Admission Criteria


Admission to the nursing program will continue to be open to entering freshmen and transfer students.
  • Students must have either a combined score of 1100 on SAT’s or take the nursing entrance exam (NET) and score the national average.
  • However students must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 to enter the professional level and a GPA of 2.8 in the major related courses.
  • A grade of C is required in all prerequisite liberal arts courses and a C+ in all nursing courses.
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 throughout the program.

Sequence of Courses


The following sequence of courses is appropriate for those students who enter the nursing program as freshmen.

Freshman - Fall Semester
Course Description Credit Hours
BIO 101 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG 101 Written Communication I 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Core   3
Core   3
    16
Freshman - Spring Semester
Course Description Credit Hours
BIO 102 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 102 Written Communication II 3
SOC 151 Human Society 3
Core   3
Core   3
    16
Sophomore - Fall Semester
Course Description Credit Hours
BIO 205 Human Nutrition 3
CHE 211 General Chemistry 4
HLS 245
or
PSY 223
Human Development across the Lifespan

Lifespan Developmental Psychology
3
Core   3
Core   3
    16
Sophomore - Spring Semester
Course Description Credit Hours
BIO 203 Microbiology 4
PHI 107
or
PHI 108
Ethics

Professional Ethics
3
MAT 112
or
PSY 211
Basic Statistics

Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences
3
Core   3
Core   3
    16
Junior - Fall Semester
Course Description Credit Hours
NUR 311 Socialization to Professional Nursing 3
NUR 321 Foundations for Nursing Care 4
NUR 326 Health Assessment 3
NUR 346 Care of Populations and Communities 3
NUR 332 Pathophysiology 3
    16
Junior - Spring Semester
Course Description Credit Hours
NUR 312 Leadership and Informatics in Professional Nursing 3
NUR 371 Medical/Surgical Nursing Care 5
NUR 365 Care of the Obstetric Population 3
NUR 366 Care of the Aging Population 3
NUR 333 Pharmacology 3
    17
Senior - Fall Semester
Course Description Credit Hours
NUR 411 Health Policy Management in Professional Nursing 2
NUR 421 Medical/Surgical Nursing Care II 4
NUR 423 Senior Nursing Care Seminar Lab I 1
NUR 444 Care of Populations with Psychiatric Concerns 3
NUR 446 Care of the Pediatric Population 3
HLS 445 Clinical Research 3
    16
Senior - Spring Semester
Course Description Credit Hours
NUR 412 Trends in Professional Nursing 5
NUR 471 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing 5
NUR 465 End-Of-Life and Palliative Care Practice 2
NUR 473 Senior Nursing Care Seminar Lab II 1
    13

Total Nursing Credits: 59
Total Program Credits: 127

If you would like more information, you can visit Admissions or fill out our online request form.