Earn your degree in Nursing at Holy Family University

Nursing, BSN

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) prepares students to become nurse generalists who work in diverse healthcare settings to meet societal needs. 

Prospective students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree may be interested in our second-degree distance hybrid BSN program

Program Overview

The Nursing curriculum focuses on the development of clinical judgment and critical thinking, evidence-based practice and research, leadership in nursing practice, and culturally-sensitive healthcare. Graduates of the BSN program are prepared to progress to advanced practice programs at the graduate level.

Nursing Profile: Mehwish Sadaqat ’24

Mehwish Sadaqat ’24 loves to talk about family. Her own close-knit family includes her mother and siblings, who immigrated from Pakistan in 2018, and her father, who arrived five years earlier to prepare a path for them. She also loves to talk about her Holy Family University family. For her, they are really one in the same. 

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Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offers a course of study that prepares entry-level nurses for state licensing exams. Graduates of the BSN program are eligible for licensure in all states. Satisfactory performance in the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) results in the graduate being known as a registered nurse or RN.

Nursing Jobs will increase 9% between 2020 and 2023

Career Paths

Students who earn a BSN degree may explore the following careers:

Careers for graduates who earn a BSN degree include:

  • Acute care: hospitals
  • Adult daycare, assisted living facilities, and retirement homes
  • Public health  
  • Home healthcare, hospice, palliative care
  • Long-term care: skilled facilities
  • Outpatient facilities

Eligible for Leadership and Management Positions in long-term care, hospitals, and community settings

Specialty Areas: ICU, ER, CCU, NICU, pediatrics, medical-surgical, rehabilitation, occupational health, perioperative practice, OB & women's health, as well as mental health, school nurse, clinical research, health policy, health coach, physicians' offices & clinics, travel nursing, educational units, and staff development

Internships Employment

Where Students and Alumni Intern and Work:

  • Abington Reproductive Medicine
  • Abington-Jefferson Hospital
  • Birches at Newtown
  • Brightstar Care of North Bucks
  • Capital Health RN
  • Cooper University Health
  • Einstein Medical Center
  • Genesis Hopkins Center
  • Horsham Clinic RN
  • Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
  • Jefferson Health-RN
  • Lankenau Medical Center
  • Magee Rehabilitation
  • Manor Care Huntington Valley
  • Nazareth Hospital
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • UPMC Hamot Hospital
  • UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Hospital
  • Virtua Marlton Hospital-RN
  • Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Virtua Willingboro Hospital

Tuition & Fees

Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Bachelor of Science
Program Type
  • Major
Program Location
  • Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia

Student Profile

Meagan Postaski '19

Meagan Postaski '19

The best part of Holy Family University is the fact that you gain a sense of community. You truly get the family atmosphere here because everyone cares about you and your future goals. If you are looking for somewhere to go that will help you feel accepted, Holy Family is the place to be. I chose my major because I have a passion for making a difference in people's lives. I love interacting with people, and sometimes all they want to see is a little bit of kindness. I went on a Sweden/Finland study abroad trip. This trip was amazing because you are immersing yourself in that country's culture and learning firsthand instead of reading from a book. It is a great opportunity to see different parts of the world and make friendships that will last a lifetime all while being exposed to a different learning environment.

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