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  1. Hi there,

    Interested in Utica Tampa as well. Can you tell me how many days a week/hours a day you spent on campus for labs? Are these times/days flexible or are they set? Same question about testing. What did a typical day of online class look like for you?  Thank you so much in advance!

  2. Can you tell me what type of facilities the clinicals were held at? - Was it a mixture of hospital, medical center, nursing home, etc? And can I ask what other programs you considered before choosing Utica? Sorry, I'm just trying to get as much information as I can from someone who actually went through the program.

    1. LTNurse844


      Hi, the clinicals are as follows.


      Med-Surg: Hospital setting on various med surg units 

      OB/GYN: Hospital, Women’s  center 

      Peds: All children’s hospital, various units including ICU 

      Geriatrics: A nursing home

      Psych: Behavioral Health Center


      The clinicals for the Tampa campus are great. They are all BayCare, and baycare is a great company consisting of several large and small hospitals. They are a Fortune 500 company. 


      I considered other schools but I loved the location of this program, and I actually prefer online classes. 


      Let me know if you have any other questions. 

    2. LTNurse844


      I’ve done clinicals in the cardiovascular ICU, medical ICU, neuro ICU, trauma ICU, pediatric ICU, and neonatal ICU. There are also all kinds of med surg units you rotate through (cardio, GI, neuro, ortho, renal, respiratory). I also did a few days in the emergency room. I just finished my preceptorship in the medical ICU at St. Joseph’s Main Hospital. As far as clinicals is concerned you definitely get the full experience. 

  3. LTNurse844

    Utica College Online ABSN

    I am currently a student at the Tampa campus and will be graduating from the program next week. Let me start off by saying that I have minimal complaints about this program, but there are a lot of changes being made. Most of these changes have affected the cohorts behind me, but they will ultimately be for the better. I know that the instructors on campus in Tampa are more than willing to help and offer 1-on-1 tutoring by appointment. There are also more "live sessions" being incorporated into the program which are online webcam/chat sessions for tutoring and going over material. This is an accelerated online program, so be prepared to open up the med-surg textbook as well as others to study chapters for the exams. The exams are 100% based off the textbook, so the information is there. There are no in-person lectures for the classes, only lab with simulations. Personally I have had no issues getting through this program by skimming the chapters and utilizing YouTube videos, but if you are someone that can't learn on your own then this might be challenging for you. Yes it is true that about half of my cohort is not graduating the program, but the majority of these people left due to personal issues. I don't think I know of anyone that legitimately failed out of the program considering you are allowed to retake 2 classes. The last thing I will add about the Tampa program is that you will have an amazing clinical experience! All of the clinicals take place through BayCare facilities in St. Pete, Tampa, Brandon, and Clearwater. BayCare is an amazing organization and we are lucky to be able to do our clinicals with them as it gets your foot in the door for a job after graduation. Feel free to message me any specific questions you have!