About This Program
You want to help others in a hands-on way. You’re calm, patient, and empathetic. You’re not overwhelmed by fast-paced environments, and you want a career that’s anything but boring. Nursing may be the major for you.
Why Utica University
Utica University's major in nursing offers a very rigorous program of foundational study, practical training, and clinical experience in the discipline, complemented by comprehensive learning in the liberal arts. Nursing students have access to Utica's state-of-the-art Albert and Gloria Shaheen Nursing Laboratory, which features a fully equipped hospital ward and advanced learning technologies. Students work closely with exceptionally accomplished faculty.
Nursing at Utica
As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
- Critical Care
- Childbearing & Family Nursing
- Community Health
- Medical Administration
- And more!
What You'll Learn
The nursing department at Utica University features a variety of study options:
- Traditional Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Campus-Based Nursing Program
This option is a traditional four-year undergraduate program.
- B.S. Nursing (hybrid)
Through a combination of online curriculum and lab / practical work on our Florida campuses, the hybrid Nursing program at Utica University allows you to earn a B.S. in Nursing on your schedule, helping you develop the skills to provide quality care to your patients and achieve success in this highly rewarding profession.
- Online RN to BSN Program
Utica also offers an online RN to BSN program for licensed nurses who have completed an associates degree program and are seeking a higher credential.
- Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)
Utica University offers an accelerated (16 month) bachelor of science in nursing program for people who have prior non-nursing education.The program blends online courses with hands-on lab simulations and clinical rotations, and is offered through our learning sites in Syracuse, NY and St. Petersburg, Florida.
- Graduate Nursing Programs (M.S.)
Advance your nursing education online with a selection of comprehensive CCNE- accredited nursing programs from Utica University.
- Direct-Entry M.S. in Nursing (Florida Only)
The DEMSN program is an innovative advanced degree option for students who already have a non-nursing bachelor's degree and are looking to become a nurse. This program prepares graduates to be licensed as Registered Professional Nurses and gets students ready to choose a path to a second specialty master's degree or advanced certificate.
- M.S. Family Nurse Practitioner
Become your patients' first point of contact for all their health care needs with the CCNE- accredited online Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner program.
- M.S. Nursing Education
Take the lead in teaching nursing excellence to others with Utica University's CCNE- accredited online Master of Science in Nursing Education program.
- M.S. Nursing Leadership
With Utica University's CCNE- accredited online Master of Science in Nursing Leadership program, you'll develop the skills to manage budgets, train and coordinate caregivers, and ultimately drive safe, high-quality, and effective nursing to those in need.
- Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
The online post-Master's FNP Certificate's research-backed curriculum coupled with clinical and practicum requirements fully prepares you to take your career to the next level.
- Nursing Education Certificate
In the online Nursing Education post-Master's Certificate program, you'll develop the knowledge and confidence to create your own classroom environments and lesson plans.
- Nursing Leadership Certificate
Advance your nursing expertise and develop the skills to manage budgets, train and coordinate caregivers, and ultimately, drive safe, high-quality, and effective nursing to those in need.
Nursing Faculty & Staff
A Degree That Works
Utica University's major in nursing prepares you to take advantage of a growing demand for qualified care providers in critical care, childbearing and family nursing, geriatrics, community health, medical administration, and more. Utica University nursing alumni have taken leadership positions at:
- Providence Everett Medical Center
- Banner Baywood Medical Center
- Mohawk Valley Health System
- Sanofi-Aventis (pharmaceutical and biotechnology firm)
- SUNY Upstate Medical Center
The program offers a very rigorous program of foundational study, practical training, and clinical experience in the discipline, complemented by comprehensive learning in the liberal arts.
The Interprofessional Education (IPE) program at Utica University helps you develop a deeper understanding of a broad range of roles in the health professions so that you can effectively team up with practitioners in other disciplines to deliver outstanding patient care.Learn More
Located in Utica University's F. Eugene Romano Hall, the Dr. Albert and Gloria Shaheen Nursing Laboratory is a cutting-edge educational facility that features:
- Fully equipped reproduction of a modern hospital ward with nursing station, bedside monitoring and respiration technology, and more
- Isolation room with state-of-the-art diagnostic and vital sign monitoring equipment
- Smart classroom
Need help with your English Language skills?
Utica University offers an English for Healthcare program for those looking to improve English fluency, accuracy, vocabulary, communication skills, and confidence in order to take the next step in your healthcare career.Learn More