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Utica College


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(866) 295-3106

Online RN to BSN — CCNE-Accredited

Advance your career through an innovative curriculum and experiential learning. 

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Gain the advanced skills critical to job performance and career advancement with Utica College’s online RN to BS in Nursing (RN-BSN) program. A leader in nursing education, this patient-centered degree features an innovative curriculum that develops you on multiple levels — intellectually, socially, culturally and spiritually.

Utica’s online RN-BSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Admission to the online RN to BS in Nursing degree (RN-BSN) requires an associate degree in nursing (ADN) from a regionally accredited program. Students must also have an active RN license or become licensed within 6 months of starting the program.


With New York passing the BSN in 10 law requiring nurses to earn their BSN within 10 years of initial licensure, now is the perfect time to take the next step in your health care career.


Nursing is a highly competitive field. Graduates of the Utica College online RN to BSN degree gain more than the credential.


Comprehensive courses in areas like pharmacology and pathophysiology provide a solid foundation for advanced practice roles, especially for those RNs who want to go on to graduate school. Coursework addressing contemporary issues in nursing and health care, and providing opportunities for experiential learning and leadership help to equip nurses for autonomous practice and be better prepared to respond to the evolving health care environment.

Curriculum: Major-Related Requirements

Major-related requirements (33 credit hours)

In addition to the Major and Required Nursing Courses, the student must complete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum of 121 credit hours required for this degree. At least 60 credit hours must be in the liberal arts and sciences.


BIO 101,102 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II*
BIO 203 Microbiology and Lab*
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology*
ANT 415 Cultures, Health and Healing
BIO 113 Human Genetics
SOC 151 Human Society
PHI 108 Professional Ethics
NUR 445 Clinical Research
MAT 112 Basic Statistics


*Must be completed prior to transfer

Curriculum: Required Nursing Courses

Required Nursing Courses (25 credit hours)

NUR 311 Socialization to Prof Nursing
NUR 325 Health Assessment
NUR 312 Leadership and Informatics in Professional Nursing
NUR 332 Pathophysiology
NUR 333 Pharmacology
NUR 347 Care of Populations and Communities
NUR 411 Health Policy Management in Professional Nursing
NUR 413 Trends in Professional Nursing
NUR 465 End of Life and Palliative Care Practice

Curriculum: Liberal Arts Classes for Nurses

To complete the liberal arts and sciences requirement, students may choose from an extensive list of liberal arts classes. This is a huge benefit to students, as many of these courses are directly relevant to their nursing career. Example courses1 include:

Introduction to Aging
Biology of Aging
Rural Elderly
Understanding Alcoholism, Chemical
Dependency, and Mental Health
Understanding the Effects of
Communicable Disease on Communities
Spanish for Medical Personnel
Critical Thinking
The Family
Race and Ethnicity
Bureaucracy & Culture: U.S.
Health Care System
Public Health at the Local Level
Health Psychology


Transfer Information

  1. Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) or Diploma Nursing program.
  2. If from a diploma program, the applicant must also have completed an associate degree or a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution prior to transfer.
  3. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from four-year institutions, and 60 credits from two-year institutions, depending on one's academic major. Courses to be considered for transfer credit must be passed with a minimum grade of "C" or better.
  4. Upon matriculation, 30 transfer credits in nursing are granted toward the baccalaureate degree based upon a current nursing license. Up to 30 credits of Arts and Sciences can be transferred from the associate's degree program and up to 60 from a baccalaureate degree program.
  5. Completion of a minimum 121 credit hours is required for graduation. Transfer credits are included in the total required 121 credit hours. At least 60 of the 121 credit hours must be taken in the liberal arts and sciences.

How Long is the online RN-BSN program?

You may complete your online RN to BSN program in as few as 3 semesters. Program completion time varies by individual student. 3 semester program completion time is based on a full-time course load and uninterrupted progress throughout the online RN to BSN program. Students may choose to complete the program at a slower pace. Written approval is required by the program director for 3-semester option with year-round, full-time study.

Over one-third of our students come from alumni referrals — a testament to the program’s quality, rigor and supportive faculty. The program is entirely online, courses are flexible to accommodate working RNs’ schedules, and no formal residency is required.

Employment is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026.

– U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • 100% Online; No Residencies required
  • Career-Relevant Liberal Arts Courses
  • 24/7 Technical Support
  • Faculty teach both on campus and on line
“Flexibility, support, great classes, great instructors, great students. Need I say more?”

Paula Ward, 2013 Graduate


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