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Generic BSN

Bachelor's Degree | On-Campus

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The heart and soul of healthcare

Start your path to a rewarding career

A degree with a wide range of possibilities, HNU’s Generic Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) opens doors that can lead to nursing positions in specialty areas, such as pediatric medical surgery and intensive care. This pre-licensure program is an accelerated program that provides students with a strong general education foundation that is completed in four semesters.

<b>The BSN program begins in May and has an application deadline of January 15.</b>

Holy Names University BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( and approved by the California Board of Nursing.

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Career Outcomes

Where a BSN degree can take you

The BSN program will prepare you to work in any healthcare environment including a hospital, community clinic, healthcare agency, government agency, educational institution, physicians office, patients’ home, and hospice. Additionally, a BSN is a required step to pursue an advanced nursing degree such as an MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) or NP (Nurse Practitioner).

  • Registered Nurse


  • Patient Care Educator

    Community Clinic

  • Care Coordinator


What to Expect

Student Experience

• Dedicated and practicing faculty
• Alumni mentor program
• In-depth orientation
• Guest lectures from healthcare experts
• Free Emergency Management Preparedness Certificate Program
• Sigma Theta Tau Leadership Certificate
• The board-qualifying NCLEX 3-day prep course FREE after graduation
• Full partnership with ATI Nursing Education platform

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What to Expect

Beyond the Classroom

• Internship and volunteer opportunities
• Clinical placement
• Senior center partnership experience
• Pediatric immersion experience at the Children’s Diabetic Camp
• Onsite Simulation Center

At A Glance



Only 15 months (4 semesters) to complete this fast-tracked program


All of our full-time undergraduate students receive financial assistance from Holy Names.


Student to Faculty Ratio

A program sneak preview

Sample courses

Here are just a few of the courses you may take.

Health Assessment

Discover the skills needed to assess the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of adults and children.

Care of Children

Explore the care of sick children and how to promote their wellness.

Transition to Role of Professional Nurse

Examine the scope of practice, and the standards of competent performance of the Registered Nurse.