UTICA College Reviews

  1. Hi, I am interested in finding more information about this program. I am seriously considering applying for my BSN here because they take most of my credits, and its completely online. Does anyone have feedback that they could share with me? Is tehre anyone in the program or a gradute that is willing to share their experience, or offer tips? How manageable is the class while working full time and having family?

    Thank you any and all that have input to offer.

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  3. by   Augustlovex3
    I spoke to a spokeswoman for Utica and she said January is the very FIRST Second Degree Accelerated Nursing class, Since it's a brand new program. I'll post more info next week when I find out more, I have a phone consultation scheduled Monday.
  4. by   woodsyny
    I have a co-worker who is in this program now. I asked her how she liked it and she did not give it high reviews. She started 3 years ago and of 18 nurses in the program she said there are 3 of them left. She says the whole program needs to be revamped and was very scattered all over the place. I wanted to apply but have to get more info as to what the real problem is or was. Will try to find out more info.
  5. by   Augustlovex3

    Hello, again. I spoke to an admission advisor and she was pretty in-depth about how this program will work, all while centering around the "Online and Clinical" aspect. Each student will have personal attention and time committed to them during certain "lab sessions", where 4-8 hours per week will be committed to learning on mannequins and learning in a new nursing laboratory (I really don't find this a sufficient amount of time per week for personal attention). In addition, there will be a nurse with a Masters in Nursing teaching and supervising during 8-10 hour clinical sessions per week (at one of 3 various hospitals, up to 45 minutes from campus). Although the advisor kept reiterating the fact that the students will not feel like this is an "Online" program, I still have my reservations.

    I would love to hear other people's opinions on this topic since it's a BRAND NEW program and concept. I have my reservations on the structure of this program and their plans of placing future grads in 2 years. I wouldn't want to be stranded as a new grad and out $50,000 without knowing I won't be losing chances at jobs due to a fear of the "unknown" from job recruiters.

    Any opinions?
    Last edit by Augustlovex3 on Sep 11, '12 : Reason: Specify program
  6. by   woodsyny

    I was speaking about the BSN program online, I think you are talking about the associate program? I am already an R.N. and looking to complete my BSN online
  7. by   cml0427
    Have you heard any more about the accelerated second degree program? I got accepted into the program for the august start and am just looking for some input. I'm going to visit at the end of the month but any information would be helpful!
  8. by   ctina01
    Hi I was interested in applying to Utica College accelerated program? Do you know how competitive it is to get in?
  9. by   cml0427
    I'm not sure how competitive it is, the first class was in January so everything is really new. I graduated with a Biology degree with a 3.0 gpa and a lot of health care experience, if I find out any statistics ill let you know!
  10. by   leroy221
    I just found out I got into the Utica Accelerated BSN August 2013 program. Anyone else apply?
  11. by   ctina01
    Hi i recently sent the last parts of my transcript to the school, so now I am just waiting. How long did it take you to hear a response?
  12. by   wanttoknow
    Did you get a Nursing Job? Is Utica College in partnership with a Hospital?
  13. by   jazmene m
    Hi I started the Utica college nursing program last year in August and I am looking forward to graduating this year as promised. Being in this program you to have to mentally and physically prepare yourself for the stress that this program entails. Over the past year I barely slept and lost a tremendous amount of weight, I hardly recognize myself anymore. The only relief I received was when my family visited from New York to encourage me to continue. If you plan on attending you have to be very careful; recently my classmates and I took a test and after the results, Utica college threatened to remove us from the program due to the fact that the only students who passed the exam where African Americans and believed that we "cheated". I have studied endless nights and the fact that this school can falsely accuse a hard working student is heart-breaking.
  14. by   ACNeel
    I am in my second semester at the Utica College Accelerated Online Nursing program based in Liverpool. I would not recommend this program to anyone! It is still extremely disorganized and inconsistent. For example, last week they suddenly decided to no longer issue study guides for the exams, some of which cover over 600 pages of material and are very specific in nature. My clinical instructor was going to create a post board to help us with some the OB information and she was told not to do so. The people at the school do not appear to interested in any way, shape for form in helping you succeed. This is a completely self taught program. During the clinicals, you are told to go into a room and do your assessment and perform care with little to no oversight or being showed how do do so. Again, I would not recommend this program.