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CCNE-Accredited Nursing Programs

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Advance your nursing education online with a selection of comprehensive CCNE-accredited nursing programs from Utica University.

Online learning with Utica University is flexible, convenient, and designed to fit your busy life. Choose from a variety of certificate, bachelor’s, and master’s nursing programs and finish your degree without ever missing a class due to a changed schedule or an extra shift.

Online Nursing Programs

All of Utica University’s nursing programs feature research-backed curricula, expert faculty, and practicums to expand your nursing skills and leadership abilities.

You don’t have to wait until you graduate to put your new skills to work. Incorporate your learning into your daily practice and enhance your care.

B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Meet the employer demand for a BSN to future-proof your career and enhance patient care. You’ll graduate ready for leadership roles that require communication, decision-making and critical thinking.

Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Through a focused and research-backed curriculum coupled with necessary practicum requirements, you’ll be fully prepared to take your career to the next level with an online post-master’s FNP certificate.

M.S. in Family Nurse Practitioner

Become a trusted health care leader and respond to the medical needs of patients throughout the lifespan.

M.S. in Nursing Education

Transform your nursing career and help shape the future of health care as a nursing educator.

M.S. in Nursing Leadership

Build the leadership skills to manage diverse health care facilities and ensure top-notch care is provided to every patient.

Nursing Education Certificate

Shape the future of health care by teaching the next generation of nursing students.

Nursing Leadership Certificate

Lead a staff of health care professionals to effect patient outcomes through a dedication to excellence in care.

Career Outlook: Autonomy and Opportunity

Our online nursing programs empower you to advance your career and take on autonomous nursing roles. By 2026, advanced practice nursing positions have a projected growth rate of 45%1, with a median annual salary of $115,8001.

Each CCNE-accredited nursing program provides the educational requirements to grow as a leader in the field, and the expertise to stand out in your institution or organization. Explore our online certificate, bachelor’s, and master’s in nursing programs to see the unique career benefits of each program.


Your nursing program offers core courses that explore the fundamentals of nursing practice, as well as quality improvement and safety in health care, epidemiology and public health, and more.

You can complete any of the nursing programs on a part-time or full-time basis and gain the complex nursing and critical thinking skills you need to build a dynamic nursing career.

CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing at Utica University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The master’s degree program in nursing and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Utica University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven’t covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with an enrollment counselor.

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Yes. The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing at Utica University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The master’s degree program in nursing and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Utica University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Utica University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. This level of accreditation, commonly referred to as regional accreditation, is the most widely accepted form of accreditation in the United States.

We employ world-class faculty and academic advisers who are experts in their respective industries. They’ll be able to mentor you and potentially connect you with opportunities as you explore the job market.

You’ll also connect with fellow students working in a variety of roles around the country. That community will be your professional network when you graduate.

See our career services page for more on the career support Utica University provides.

That depends on the type of degree you are pursuing. If you are seeking a degree, we accept transfer credits from other regionally accredited schools if they apply to your chosen curriculum. If you are seeking a certificate, transfer credits are not accepted.

As part of the admissions process, our staff completes a detailed, course-by-course evaluation of your previously earned credits to determine if and how many of your previously earned credits apply.

Studying online offers many advantages over traditional on-campus learning.

You can choose where and when you study, all while continuing your career, raising a family, contributing to your community, and everything else you love and don’t want to neglect as you advance your education.

Plus, you won’t have to commute or find on-campus housing as an online learner, so you’ll save money as you learn. See our Online Student Life page for more on the online student experience.

With advanced digital tools like Engage and Canvas—our online course management systems—you can easily communicate and share vital course information with your professors or classmates.

Plus, online learning has advanced alongside internet technology, so you can learn via video conferencing and recorded lectures, podcasts, audiobooks, discussion boards, group chats, and more.

We also offer around-the-clock technical support to keep you online and on schedule as you earn your degree.

Yes. You can purchase any required textbooks via our online bookstore and we’ll ship them to your home. You can also purchase textbooks through other bookstores or online retailers.

Our online students dedicate 12–15 hours per week, per course. While the rigor and expectations for on-campus and online instruction are the same, thanks to a flexible online format, you can fit your coursework into your schedule in whatever way works for you.

Yes. We’re honored to have been named one of America’s Military Friendly Schools by G.I. Jobs magazine for eight consecutive years, 2010–2017.

Utica University is approved for both the Montgomery and Post-9/11 G.I. Bills and is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon program.

We also offer an additional 10 percent tuition discount on our online programs for service members and spouses of Active Duty, Reserve, and Guard members.

View the military benefits page to learn more about benefits for veterans and service members at Utica University.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020 September 1). Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on October 8, 2020, from