Still Dreaming of a Degree in Nursing? Have We Got a BSN Program for You!

Second Degree BSN

Still dreaming of a degree in Nursing? If you currently have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and you are seeking to become a professional registered nurse—Holy Family University has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program for you.

Holy Family University School of Nursing & Health Sciences is currently accepting applications for the Second Degree BSN Cohort – 14-Month Daytime program and the Second Degree BSN Cohort - 22-Month Evenings + Weekends program for Spring 2022.

Our Accelerated 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. We are proud to offer the premier Second Degree BSN program options in the Bucks County and Northeast Philadelphia area, and Holy Family University was named a Top 10 Accelerated Nursing Program in Philadelphia for 2021 by Best Value Schools!

Top 10 Accelerated Nursing Program in Philadelphia for 2021

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will expand your eligibility for a variety of positions in hospital settings, family, and older adult services, and other corporate settings, including:

  • Acute care
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care
  • Skilled facilities
  • Outpatient facilities
  • Community health
  • Eligible for management positions
  • Home health, Hospice care, Palliative care, Assisted Living, Retirement homes.
  • Specialty areas, ICE, ER, CCU, PEDS, Perioperative Practice, OB & Mental Health
  • School nurse, Physician offices, Travel nursing
  • Educational units (diploma and LPN programs)
  • Staff development

“As a graduate of our Second Degree BSN program, you will learn and contribute to a broad depth of nursing science that will help to enhance evidence-based practice at the bedside,” says Margaret Harkins, DNP, MBE, GNP-BC, RN-BC, Dean of the School of Nursing & Health Sciences at the University. “Our healthcare world is ever-changing and your expertise is needed now more than ever.  Your wealth of education and past work experiences will help to frame your future abilities to enhance clinical knowledge and clinical judgment at the bedside and in our communities. Our faculty personally invest in our students and are committed to assisting students to support and promote the healthcare of patients and populations in our healthcare system.”

Holy Family University enrolls two Second Degree BSN Cohort – 14-Month Daytime Cohorts and two Second Degree BSN Cohort – 22-Month Evenings + Weekends Cohorts a year (spring and fall). Due to a limited number of spaces each semester, admission to the program is highly competitive. For more information (including admission requirements), please visit the program website or contact the Graduate and Professional Studies Office at 267-341-3327 or e-mail gradstudy@holyfamily.edu.

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