The BSN program at Holy Family University is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE),One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036. The phone number for the CCNE is (202) 887-6791.
The BSN program educates pre-licensure students to enter the profession of nursing as beginning practitioners and prepares all graduates to provide competent and compassionate nursing care to individuals, families, and communities within the rapidly-evolving health care system.
The BSN Program is a full-time day program. There is no part time option for this program. Clinical days are currently Monday, Thursday or Friday. Students have two clinical days per week, one for each clinical course.
Graduates of the pre-licensure baccalaureate program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).Success on the NCLEX-RN in any state entitles the RN to apply for licensure in every other state.
To provide a nursing curriculum that is designed to meet global health care needs
To prepare students to practice as a professional nurse generalist
To educate students to provide culturally competent and ethical care
To provide a foundation for graduate study
Exposure to many different hospital systems and clinical placements in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Supportive classroom environment
Low student-to-faculty ratio in clinical settings
Over 90% of classroom instruction by full-time faculty
Nursing Simulation in every course in the simulation lab!
Clearance Requirements for Entrance into Clinical
Prior to beginning 300 level nursing courses, all students are required to complete clearances. These clearances are mandated by the clinical agencies. There is no opportunity to waive or delay the attainment of these clearances. Students who are non-compliant are not permitted to progress into 300 level nursing courses. Deadlines for clearances are July 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. In order to complete clearances, all students must enroll in the American Data Bank immunization tracking service and pay a yearly fee to maintain their records on this site. All documents are submitted to American Data Bank. No records are submitted to the program chair or faculty. Requirements include a clear FBI and state background check, a clear child abuse background check, a current American Heart Association CPR BCLS for Healthcare providers certification, personal health insurance, physical exam, titers showing immunity to communicable diseases (please see student handbook for clarification), two step PPD, yearly flu vaccine, Hepatitis B (3 shot) series and titer, as well as other clearances outlined in the handbook.
Students can obtain forms to take to their physician on the American Data Bank site created for Holy Family, http://www.holyfamilysafety.com/. Students should first read the requirements in the handbook, then go to the site to start the procedure. For help in the process, students can contact American Data Bank at 1-800 -200-0853.