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 College
Utica College'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 UC'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 program features three study options:
- Traditional Campus-Based Program
This option is a traditional four-year undergraduate program.
- RN to BSN
UC 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 College offers an accelerated (16 month) bachelor of science in nursing program for people who have already earned a bachelor's degree and wish to embark on a rewarding career in nursing. The program blends online courses with hands-on lab simulations and clinical rotations, and is offered through our learning sites in Syracuse, NY, St. Petersburg, Florida, and South Florida.
A Degree That Works
Utica College'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. UC nursing alumni have taken leadership positions at:
- Providence Everett Medical Center
- Sanofi-Aventis (pharmaceutical and biotechnology firm)
- Banner Baywood Medical Center
- Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare
- 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.
Located in Utica College'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