Jun 14, 2024  
2017 Undergraduate Catalog 1.1 (WINTER - SPRING) 
2017 Undergraduate Catalog 1.1 (WINTER - SPRING) [ARCHIVED CATALOG - Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Nursing (B.S.N.)

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RN to BS Option

The Nursing Program offers the RN an opportunity to continue her/his education toward a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Learning experiences are designed to meet the educational, career, and personal needs of each student.  New areas of knowledge build upon the student’s educational and clinical experiences.

RN-BS Program - Special Requirements

Each student is required to meet the following criteria in order to remain in the Nursing Program:

  1. Students are expected to be aware of prerequisite course requirements. Prerequisites will not be waived.
  2. A minimum grade of C+ (76.5%) will be required for all nursing courses.
    1. A student who achieves a grade of less than a C+ in a nursing course has one opportunity to repeat the course. A maximum of one nursing course may be repeated. Failure to achieve the minimum grade of C+ in the repeated course will result in academic dismissal from the nursing program.
  3. A minimum grade of C will be required for all major related courses.
    1. A student who achieves a grade of less than a C in a major-related course has one opportunity to repeat the course. A maximum of two major-related courses may be repeated. Failure to achieve the minimum grade of C in the repeated courses will result in academic dismissal from the nursing program.
  4. Achieve and maintain a minimum cumulative G.P.A of 2.5
  5. Adhere to Utica College academic rules and regulations (see the undergraduate catalog)
  6. Students who are placed on academic probation by the College may be suspended or requested to withdraw from the nursing major.
  7. Students are expected to maintain standards of professional behavior within academic and clinical settings. The student who fails to meet these standards may be subject to dismissal from the College and/or the program. Expected behaviors include but are not limited to:
    1. Participate in all classes and clinical experiences. In the case of illness or an emergency, the appropriate faculty member must be notified.
    2. Prepare for class according to course requirements identified in each course syllabus.
    3. Complete all assignments in a timely manner.
    4. Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward faculty, staff, and fellow students.
    5. Demonstrate honesty and integrity in all academic and clinical settings.
    6. Contribute to the educational growth of self and fellow students.
  8. Utica College welcomes the physically challenged and in compliance with Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and The Americans with Disability Act of 1990 (ADA), does not discriminate on the basis of handicap. Students are responsible to inform the faculty of any need for accommodations as identified by the coordinator of learning services located in Academic support services
  9. Students may declare a minor. Minors usually require additional 15-21 credits. If a student is interested in declaring a minor, s(he) is encouraged to discuss this with the director.
  10. It is the responsibility of the student to check Banner (conducting a Degree Evaluation) and make sure all courses are posted. If there is a discrepancy found, please notify the director via e-mail. Instructions for running a Degree Evaluation may be found at:
  11. For graduation requirements, students are encouraged to review the College catalog. Of specific concern to nursing students is the requirement that 60 credits are from the liberal arts and sciences and that even when all requirements are met, the student MUST have completed the total credits required, including the required nursing courses, the required major related courses and 60 credits of liberal arts. At least 30 credits must be taken at Utica College to earn the Utica College degree. The Degree Evaluation is the best way to plan and track your own progress.

Total credits required for degree: 121

Learning Objectives

  • Assimilate theories and concepts from liberal education into generalist nursing practice
  • Practice leadership concepts to deliver of high quality health care
  • Incorporate professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct into practice
  • Provide safe, competent entry-level care across the life span

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