Utica ASBSN Fall 2017

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Hello!! Applying to Utica for fall 2017, anyone going or get accepted? Also would love information about the program from others that have went and would like to share, that would be super helpful! I'm still on the fence about it with all the negative comments I have read. Maybe it got better since the program is some what newer?

Thank you!!

Molliejean

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I've been accepted for Fall 2017 ABSN! And I'm looking for housing!

rr33

23 Posts

I'm provisionally accepted too! They are accredited which is a plus but all these comments are making me think I would waste my money. It seems as if the staff is controlling any new reviews because of how bad the reputation has gotten.

toofyc

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Seriously, I've been looking for any type of information but it's very vague or no where to be found. I loved the admission process and how informative the advisor was, but I am still very skeptical of going there. When I ask about retention rates and how many people graduated last year that applied, they avoid the question. Do you think you'll be going? I think as long as you're very diligent in self-teaching and have experiences with online courses, it may be ok.

rr33

23 Posts

Yeah, maybe I'm just paranoid but the whole admissions process was very easy and fast, almost like they're trying to sell the program as soon as possible. I'm pretty good as self teaching as long as the tests are fair, but due to the lack of information I am unsure about that. I am almost tempted to DM students I find on facebook but that may be a little too desperate, haha. Utica is my fallback school because I know I'm accepted and they're accelerated. Once I get off a waitlist or get accepted into another program, I'll most likely not go.

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Molliejean

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I've been reading the reviews as well and it's quite concerning. Although most of the ones were four or so years ago, hopefully they were isolated incidents and/or the kinks have been worked out. I also loved the admission process; I thought having the counselor was great. I am on the waitlist for another program, but believe that I would be successful.

Are there any housing/roommate pages?

tiny_nurse

118 Posts

Has 2 years experience.

Hey guys! I attended Utica ABSN for two semesters. It was not for me personally, I prefer the brick and mortar type schools. I attended back in 2014 so things may have changed... but when I was there it was hard to get a lot of assistance and self-teaching was difficult when I had no background.

I'm in my 3rd semester at another school where I began from scratch and maintaining a 3.5 gpa where my gpa at Utica plummeted. In my experience, the class shrinks significantly in size from orientation to graduation. The tests were not made by the instructors, from what I understand. It was just not the place for me. I do know a solid group who graduated and are now working as RNs or went onto NP schools after graduation though, so it is possible to succeed.

Good luck in whatever route you choose. There are always doors that open when others close. :)

rr33

23 Posts

Hey guys! I attended Utica ABSN for two semesters. It was not for me personally, I prefer the brick and mortar type schools. I attended back in 2014 so things may have changed... but when I was there it was hard to get a lot of assistance and self-teaching was difficult when I had no background.

I'm in my 3rd semester at another school where I began from scratch and maintaining a 3.5 gpa where my gpa at Utica plummeted. In my experience, the class shrinks significantly in size from orientation to graduation. The tests were not made by the instructors, from what I understand. It was just not the place for me. I do know a solid group who graduated and are now working as RNs or went onto NP schools after graduation though, so it is possible to succeed.

Good luck in whatever route you choose. There are always doors that open when others close. :)

Thanks so much for the input TinyNurse2be! Really helpful, thank you letting me know that people do succeed because honestly the reviews online in the AllNurses forum are terrifying. I know all Accelerated programs do have their kinks and aren't perfect due to the short duration. I've seen bad reviews for even the Big SUNY schools! But this is making me a tad bit more hopeful :)

rr33

23 Posts

Also guys another important resource:

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Look at UTICA's stats, not so bad. I'm unsure if ASDBS is accelerated or RN to BSN.

Bhoomp

2 Posts

I got provisional acceptance too and looking for housing. If anyone interested we can rent the apartment and share it.

Bhoomp

2 Posts

Hi, I got provisional acceptance. Do you have any luck with housing?