Earn your second degree in Nursing in 14 months at Holy Family University

Second Degree BSN Daytime 14-Month Cohort UG

Designed for the college graduate with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university seeking to pursue a career in Nursing, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree enables students to become professional registered nurses in just 14 months.

What Can I Do with this Degree?

  • Accelerated Program

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

  • Careers for graduates who earn a BSN degree include:
  • Acute Care: Hospitals
  • Adult Day Care, 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, & Mental Health, School Nurse, Clinical Research, Health Policy, Health Coach, Physicians' Offices & Clinics, Travel Nursing, Educational Units, and Staff Development


Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Bachelor of Science
Program Type
  • Major
Program Location
  • Newtown

Program Overview

The Second Degree BSN Fast Track BSN is designed for students who currently have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university who are seeking to become a professional registered nurse. This program is a full-time day program which will provide students with a BSN degree in as little as 14 months. 

The Second Degree BSN Fast Track’s nursing curriculum focuses on the development of critical thinking and clinical judgment, evidence-based practice and research, culturally sensitive health care, and leadership in nursing practice.

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


Student Journey


Admission Requirements

  • Completed Application Form and Application Fee Application, application fee and all admission documents must be received by the posted deadline for consideration. We currently admit on a rolling admissions.
  • Personal Statement of Goals 250-500 words, with your name in the header. Discuss in your Statement of Goals: How do you plan to balance your personal and professional responsibilities while attending a rigorous BSN program?
  • Letter of Recommendation [1] – from a supervisor or academic.
  • All Official Transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended (No High School transcripts required).
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university. The program is very competitive. Minimum requirements: CUM GPA of 3.0 of all official transcripts and a minimum CUM GPA 2.75 in the Math and Science prerequisite courses required.
  • Prerequisite Courses Cohorts beginning in the fall and spring require 3 of the 5 prerequisites (listed below) on official transcripts submitted, to apply. If accepted, proof of successful completion of remaining prerequisites are to be submitted on official transcripts and meet admission requirements. All conferred bachelor’s degree transcripts required prior to start of cohort. Summer Cohort admissions requires all 5 prerequisites to be completed and awarded bachelor’s degree submitted with official transcripts to apply.
    1. Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
    2. Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
    3. Microbiology with Lab
    4. Nutrition taught by a registered dietitian
    5. Elementary Statistics Interview may be required.

– No more than one original grade of “C” is permitted in above courses.

– No more than one repeat in any of the above prerequisite courses due to grade of “C” or less. Syllabus of prerequisites courses may be requested for review. Only credits applicable to the program of study will be considered for transfer. Prerequisites courses over 10 years may be accepted and subject to review. A resume will be required for applicants with prerequisite courses over 10 years.

You are able to view received and pending documents on your application dashboard upon submission.

Admission documents can be sent to gradstudy@holyfamily.edu.

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