Online rn to bs nursing utica

Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

More than One-Third of Our Online RN to BSN Students are Referrals

The online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) from Utica College focuses on patient-centered health care and gives you the most current nursing knowledge and information available to be leaders in today's complex health care environment. Our RN-BSN alumni are confident that you'll get the most out of your experience at Utica - they've referred more than one-third of our current students! They know you'll benefit from a quality program that focuses on nursing leadership and critical thinking skills, all delivered through a convenient, online platform.

The online BSN courses cover a wide range of current nursing topics, including:

  • ::  Nursing Management
  • ::  Clinical Pharmacology
  • ::  Community Health Nursing
  • ::  Health Assessment

Discover our innovative online program with no residencies — a quality nursing education you can complete online! Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of concepts through relevant experiential learning and practice experiences that foster patient-centered care, interprofessional teams, evidence based practice, informatics, clinical reasoning/critical thinking, cultural sensitivity, professionalism and practice across the life span in an ever-changing and complex health care environment — all of which are aligned to the Baccalaureate Essentials requirements determined by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (Expectations for Practice Experiences in the RN to baccalaureate Curriculum, 2012).

Keep working as you obtain new skills — our program is carefully aligned to allow you to learn online while you continue to work and balance family or other responsibilities.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the online RN to BS in Nursing degree (RN-BSN) requires an associate degree in nursing (ADN) from a regionally accredited program. The student must also have an active RN license or become licensed within 6 months of starting the program. Here is a brief application checklist. Students who majored in a field other than nursing and desire to transition into a nursing career may achieve their BSN via these Utica College Nursing Programs.

Equipping Nurses to Grow Professionally

Graduates of our online RN- BS in Nursing (RN-BSN) program have the added preparation to assume nursing career roles that demand critical-thinking, decision-making, communication and leadership skills.

"If we treat our students the way they are expected to treat their patients, and we equip them with the knowledge, skills, and encouragement to grow in every way, they will carry that into their practice and with their patients and co-workers/colleagues."
- Annette Becker, RN, Program Director

Students enrolled in the online RN-BS Nursing (RN-BSN) benefit from a campus program that has been delivering quality-nursing education for more than 25 years. Students are taught by the same faculty that teach on campus, and will earn the same prestigious credential that campus students earn. Geared toward the working professional nurse, Utica's online RN-BS in Nursing (RN-BSN) program is intentionally designed for those who care both about the quality of their education and about providing a high level of patient care.


Utica's online RN-BSN program is approved by the New York State Education Department and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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What Our Students are Saying

"This RN-BS Nursing program has allowed me to seek out jobs that are more prone to hiring only BSN's. I was able to go from a small hospital/medical surgical unit to a large hospital intensive care unit. It also is a stepping stone to pursue further education and accreditation."
- Desiree Monaco, RN, St. Luke's Hospital

"Utica's RN-BS Nursing program has helped me to build upon my knowledge base, take better care of my patients, and build confidence. I have been a nurse for almost eight years and would like to move up to a clinician or nurse manager and will be able to do so after completing this program."
- Stacey Lee Kitterie, RN, Stoneybrook University Medical Center

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RN-BSN Curriculum and Transfer Information

If you are a licensed RN, now is the time to earn your online BS Nursing degree from Utica College. Click here for more information or call us at (315) 732-2640 or toll-free (866) 295-3106 today for more information.