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Utica College Online ABSN

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by KaityKait KaityKait, EMT-B (Member)

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You are reading page 4 of Utica College Online ABSN. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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@maryam1993 I start fall 2019 as well! I was a biology major and I can not imagine nursing being much harder besides the clinical portion. Maybe people who were not science majors had a hard time? Also the other schools I looked into also had bad reviews as well. 

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I would just advise discernment when reading the reviews. Some reviews are just not productive or constructive.

One thing the admissions adviser at Utica emphasized was that the coursework is primarily online. Before committing to a full-time, accelerated nursing program, I would advise taking an online course or 2 (preferably the sciences) to objectively evaluate whether online learning is for you.

In my personal experience, with online learning, you have to be extra attentive, assertive, proactive, and persistent (in a respectful manner) with seeking help and tools needed to succeed. Because we're learning with little oversight, it's easy to fall through the cracks, and the online learner is all the more personally responsible for seeking and accessing all the tools, resources, and help available to succeed.

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Hey! I am also nervous with these reviews- but have been provisionally accepted... I will start ABSN in May 2020 since I have to take care of 5 pre requisites! 

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On 7/21/2019 at 1:12 PM, IntendingRN said:

@Kim CharlesonCharlesonChCharlChaCharl I start ABSN May 2020 as well. I have to take 1 more pre req. When do you take Chemistry? Would be great to know someone taking it the same time I am. 

3/6-5/8! Are we all in agreement that we are going to not take the reviews to heart? So nervous 

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Has anyone started the ABSN program yet? I am considering applying for Spring 2020 to either Miramar or Tampa, but I am still nervous about the reviews although I am definitely impressed with their NCLEX pass rate. I've taken online courses so I understand the dedication level needed, but hoping to hear from anyone who may have started the program already. Thanks!

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LTNurse844 specializes in Med-Surg.

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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!

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