Utica College opened its doors in the 1930s as an extension of Syracuse University, and has been an independent, private college since 1995. Utica offers a traditional four-year BSN program, an online RN to BSN program, as well as an accelerated 16-month BSN program for those who hold a degree in a non-nursing field. Utica’s BSN program is CCNE accredited, and offers students access to a simulated hospital ward that’s fully equipped to practice all kinds of situations nurses may encounter.

It even has an isolation room with advanced diagnostic and vital sign monitoring equipment. UC’s curriculum offers a blend of clinical experience, practical training, and foundational studies which is complemented by liberal arts coursework. Utica’s nursing program further emphasizes the importance of critical thinking, quick and sound decision-making, thoughtful communication, and leadership skills.Students may apply bi-annually for enrollment in the fall and spring semesters.