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

Second Degree Fast-Track BSN Daytime 14-Month

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.

Program Overview

  • Accelerated Program

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

Program Details

The Second Degree Fast-Track BSN Daytime 14-Month 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.

The shortage of registered nurses in the U.S. is anticipated to last until 2030

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 basis.
  • 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 of 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 are required prior to the start of the cohort. Summer Cohort admissions require 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 the above courses.

– No more than one repeat in any of the above prerequisite courses due to a grade of “C” or less. A syllabus of prerequisite 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.

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



Program Information

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

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