Accelerated RN to BSN Track

Why Should I Consider Getting a BSN degree if I have an RN?

Currently, healthcare systems are hiring BSN prepared nurses.

  • You will be more marketable
  • Hiring practices have changed–you need a BSN degree to be considered for a position in most hospitals.
  • Employers prefer BSN preparation
  • Increased compensation-pay scale differences
  • Magnet designation requires BSN
  • BSN is in-demand.
  • Expand essential skills for practice
  • Increase eligibility for new/other nursing positions
  • Potentially a future requirement for a career in nursing

Why is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree important?

Holy Family University and its School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions recognize the diverse educational and clinical backgrounds of registered nurses and respect their prior learning and educational achievements.

The RN to 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.

  • More opportunities for career mobility–promotion opportunities
  • Prepare for expanding roles
  • Shift to Primary Care
  • The first step in moving to Advanced Practice role (nurse educator, nursing administrator, Nurse Practioner, leadership role)
  • Evolving health care environment
  • Broader educational perspective
  • Some nursing positions are only open to BSN
  • Contribute to the profession of nursing
  • Associated with positive health outcomes

What are the goals of the RN to BSN program?

  • To provide a nursing curriculum that is designed to meet global healthcare needs
  • To prepare students to practice as a professional nurse generalist
  • To educate students to provide culturally competent and ethical care
  • To provide a foundation for graduate study

What are the admission requirements for the RN to BSN program?

  • Completed application.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $25
  • Writing Sample (250-500 words, double-spaced, essay formatted)
  • Official Transcripts form all universities and nursing schools previously attended
  • Copy of Nursing License
  • Once all application materials have been received, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee for a decision.

For more information, call 267-341-3327 or email acclearn@holyfamily.edu.

What career options will I have with an RN to BSN degree?

BSN education will expand your eligibility for a variety of positions in hospital settings, family and older adult services and other corporate settings.

  • Acute care: Hospitals
  • Long-term care: Skilled facilities
  • Outpatient facilities
  • Community health
  • Eligible for management positions in Long-Term Care, Hospitals, and community settings
  • Home Healthcare, Hospice, Palliative Care
  • Adult Day Care, Assisted Living Facilities, and Retirement Homes
  • Specialty areas: ICU, ER, CCU, Pediatrics, Perioperative Practice, OB & Mental Health, school nurse, physician offices, travel nursing, educational units, and staff development.

Curriculum

The RN to 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.

Why Choose Holy Family University for your RN to BSN program?

Holy Family University offers a generous transfer policy. Up to a maximum of 75 credits may be accepted from a 2-year institution and/or 90 credits from a 4-year institution

Students transferring in the maximum amount of credits may finish the program in as little as 15 months.

Cohort Information

Courses are held once a week in an eight-week blended format.

  • Non-cohort classes are held in the evenings at our Bensalem site, conveniently located at 1311 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA 19020.
  • Cohort opportunities are available at your work location with discounted tuition. A cohort is a tight-knit learning community of students, usually 15-20, enrolled throughout their entire academic program. Contact Grad Admissions at 267-341-3327 to learn more about RN-BSN cohorts.

 


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