Editor's Note (02/2021): The Rapid Degree Second Degree BSN program is now the Accelerated Degree Second Degree BSN program.
The School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions has announced a new format for the Rapid Degree Second Degree BSN program. Students can now join a part-time cohort, located on the Northeast Philadelphia campus. The part-time cohort will meet two nights per week in the classroom, with weekend clinical opportunities offered to provide more flexibility for working students.
“We are excited to share information about the addition of a new pathway for students to earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, the Second Degree BSN Evenings and Weekends track,” said Dr. Cynthia Russell, Dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. “This 20-month program of study is modeled after our daytime BSN Second Degree program, with eight-week classes meeting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and nursing simulation, laboratory experiences, and clinical rotations on the weekends. This track is perfect for working adults with a prior baccalaureate degree or higher who have a desire to enter the rewarding discipline of nursing.”
The Rapid Degree Second Degree BSN nursing curriculum focuses on the development of management and leadership skills, culture-sensitive health care, individual and family assessment skills, and research in nursing practice.
Students in the BSN program are exposed to a nursing curriculum that is designed to meet global healthcare needs, prepares students to practice as a professional nurse generalist, educates students to provide culturally competent and ethical care, and provides a foundation for graduate study.
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). The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Holy Family University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 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.
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2019 and 2020 cohorts.