On Wednesday, January 24, SUNY Oneonta President Alberto Cardelle and Utica University President Todd Pfannestiel announced a new articulation agreement that will create a pathway to further student educational attainment and success.
The purpose of the SUNY Oneonta-Utica University Early Assurance Program Accelerated Bachelor of Science Nursing Agreement (hereinafter “O-U EAP ABSN”) is to give SUNY Oneonta graduates a seamless transition into Utica University’s Bachelor of Science Accelerated Nursing Program (ABSN.) The program also aims to address a critical workforce demand in the nursing field.
“Utica University has long sought solutions and new ideas through partnerships with other academic institutions and industry that advance our mission of serving students. Our relationship with SUNY Oneonta is a very natural one,” said Utica University President Todd Pfannestiel. “The universities are aligned in our commitment to the Mohawk Valley. We share not only a culture of academic excellence and student centeredness, but also a dedication to advancing workforce and economic development in the region and state.”
“SUNY Oneonta is proud to be a part of the Early Assurance Program, Accelerated Bachelor of Science Nursing Agreement, with Utica University. It is an important moment that demonstrates how working together, we can address New York’s nursing shortage and the well-being of our communities, while providing relevant education experiences for our students” said SUNY Oneonta Dean Tracy Allen, School of Sciences.
O-U EAP ABSN is open to SUNY Oneonta applicants who will be first-time, matriculated first-year students, as well as current SUNY Oneonta students who have completed fewer than 90 college credits.
Eligible bachelor’s degree programs at SUNY Oneonta are Biology, BS, Anthropology, Healthy & Human Biology Concentration, B.A., Sociology, Aging Studies Track, B.A., Communication Studies, B.S., and Philosophy, Applied Philosophy Concentration, B.A.
Upon degree and prerequisite completion at SUNY Oneonta, students will pursue their second bachelor’s degree in Utica’s 16-month Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing Program.
Once accepted, students are given a seat for the cohort the following semester with a January, May or August start date. Students can select from the following three locations to pursue their degree: Syracuse, NY, Latham, NY or St. Petersburg, FL.
In the final semester at Utica University, O-U EAP ABSN students will have the opportunity to interview for a registered nurse position within a partner healthcare network. Final employment eligibility and decision will be determined by each company.