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Read through the application instructions for each nursing program below carefully before you begin, and contact your enrollment counselor if you need any support along the way.

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Generic BSN (Pre-Licensure) Program Application Requirements
  • Completed online application
  • Completed BSN application
  • General education courses; 7 units of upper-division courses
  • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score of 80%
  • 3.0 GPA of college coursework; B- in math and science classes
  • A writing sample
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A panel interview with Assistant Program Director
ADN (RN) to BSN Program Application Requirements
  • Completed online application
  • A current unrestricted California RN license
  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better
  • Official Transcripts of ALL college/university coursework previously completed
  • Written Personal Statement explaining who you are, what has influenced your career path so far, professional interests and where you plan to go from here (1 – 3 pages)
  • One letter of recommendation (letter or completed recommendation form)
  • Resume
  • A TOEFL score of 550 or higher if English is the applicant’s second language International Students: You will need to request 2 copies of each transcript from each institution you attended. One copy of each transcript must be mailed to in a sealed envelope directly from the institution to Holy Names University, Office of Admission. International Student Transcripts are evaluated by World Education Services (WES), a professional evaluation service.
MSN Program Application Requirements
  • A current unrestricted California RN license
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing with the completion of BSN
  • Education (CCNE). Students who have earned an ADN, rather than a BSN, will need to complete the ADN to MSN bridge courses. These students are not eligible for the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner option.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better and a GPA of 3.0 in prior baccalaureate level nursing courses (if any)
  • Completed online graduate application
  • Official transcripts for ALL formal college/university coursework previously completed.
  • Written personal statement
  • Two recommendations from previous professors or current or previous work supervisors (letter or completed recommendation form). Recommendations may be submitted to the Admission Office at berman@hnu.edu, or by mail:
    Holy Names University
    Admissions Office
    3500 Mountain Boulevard
    Oakland, CA 94619
  • A TOEFL score of 550 or higher if English is the applicant’s second language

International Students: You will need to request two copies of each transcript from each institution you attended. One copy of each transcript must be mailed to in a sealed envelope directly from the institution to Holy Names University, Office of Admission. International Student Transcripts are evaluated by World Education Services (WES), a professional evaluation service.

 

FNP Program (Additional Application Requirements)

In addition to the personal statement, applicants must include a second writing sample answering the 3 questions below:

  1. Please explain your perception of the role of an FNP
  2. Why do you want to become an FNP?
  3. What changes will you make in your existing schedule to make the time needed to successfully complete the work of this program? Note: The FNP National Certification exam needs to be completed upon graduation from the FNP graduate degree and certificate program.
Post-Master's Degree Programs Application Requirements
  • Completed online application
  • A current unrestricted California RN license
  • Master of Science in Nursing degree from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Official transcripts for ALL formal college/university coursework previously completed
  • A grade point average of 3.0 in the major and any subsequent graduate work
  • Written personal statement
  • One letter of recommendation (letter or completed recommendation form) from previous professors or current or previous work supervisors
  • A TOEFL score of 550 or higher if English is the applicant’s second language

International Students: You will need to request 2 copies of each transcript from each institution you attended. One copy of each transcript must be mailed to in a sealed envelope directly from the institution to Holy Names University, Office of Admission. International Student Transcripts are evaluated by World Education Services (WES), a professional evaluation service.

Students admitted to a graduate program may begin during the fall, spring, or summer terms.