If you are a working professional with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and you are seeking to become a professional registered nurse—we’ve designed this program to fit your schedule. Our Evenings + Weekends Cohort meets two nights during the week, plus clinicals on weekends. Join us, and get your BSN degree in as few as 20 months.
See also: 14-Month Full-Time Day Program
The Holy Family University School of Nursing admission process is based on a holistic review approach. All applicants must meet minimum requirements to be admitted to this competitive program. Each applicant is assessed individually based on all submitted admission documents. We enroll two Evenings + Weekends Cohorts a year; spring and fall.
- Students must be enrolled part-time.
- This Evenings + Weekends 20-month Cohort will be offered at our Philadelphia Campus.
- Two evening classes (6p-10p) (Tues/Thurs) and clinical on Saturdays & Sundays. Clinicals can vary.
- Each spring, summer, and fall semester has two 8-week sessions.
- Completion of nursing courses and clinical rotations takes 11 sessions or 20 months to complete.
- A clear FBI Background check is required. HFU is unable to accept students unsuccessful in previous nursing courses/programs.
- Completed Application Form and Application Fee – Must be received by the posted deadline.
- Personal Statement of Goals – 250-500 words double spaced essay format with your name as a header.
- Letter of Recommendation  – 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 or university.
This program is very competitive. Minimum requirements: GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the Math and Science prerequisite courses in order to be considered.
- Prerequisite Courses
Cohorts beginning in the fall and spring require 3 of the 5 prerequisites (listed below) to be completed to apply. There is no expiration dates on prerequisites.
- Anatomy and Physiology I with lab
- Anatomy and Physiology II with lab
- Microbiology with lab
- Nutrition taught by a dietitian
- Elementary Statistics
– No more than one grade of “C” is permitted in the above courses.
– No more than one repeat in any of the above courses due to a grade of “C” or less.
When you submit your application, you should receive an email with an App Tracker. You are able to use your App Tracker to view documents received.
Please note: Due to a limited number of spaces each semester, admission to the program is highly competitive.