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Generic BSN Degree

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The heart and soul of healthcare

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program in Oakland, California

Start your path to a rewarding career!

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

The BSN program begins in May and has an application deadline of December 15.

Holy Names University BSN programs in California are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation) and approved by the California Board of Nursing.

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Career Outcomes

Where a BSN degree can take you

Our BSN program in California will prepare you to work in any health care environment including a hospital, community clinic, health care 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) with continuing education.

  • Registered Nurse

    Hospital

  • Patient Care Educator

    Community Clinic

  • Care Coordinator

    Hospice

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

    Physicians Office

 

Generic Bachelor of Science Nursing Program

Application Deadline: December 15

Holy Names University’s Generic BSN program offers admission during the Summer semester only, which begins in May. In order to be considered for the program, applicants must have all HNU General Education requirements and nursing prerequisites completed. Incomplete applications to the Generic BSN program will not be reviewed for admission, so applicants are strongly encouraged to check the applicant portal to ensure all required documents have been received.

Pre-Nursing

Students who have transferable college coursework but have not completed all general education and nursing prerequisites are welcome to apply to HNU as a Pre-Nursing student. Enrolling at HNU as a Pre-Nursing student will allow you to work with our enrollment counselors and academic advisors to determine transferability of your courses and create an educational plan to take the remaining courses you need at HNU. Please note that admission to HNU’s Pre-Nursing program does not guarantee admission into the Generic BSN program.

We offer admission into the Pre-Nursing course sequencing in the Fall and Spring semesters.

 

How to Apply for the Generic BSN Program

Application Requirements
  • Online application to GBSN program
  • Official Transcripts from ALL colleges/ universities attended
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (Academic or Professional)
  • TEAS Test Score (minimum of overall 78%) (TEAS test must be completed at HNU)
How to Submit Your Supplementary Application Documents
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ATTN: Office of Admissions

3500 Mountain Blvd.

Oakland, CA 94619

 

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Email: admissions@hnu.edu

Prerequisites

Requirements for the Generic BSN Program:

  • Completed online application
  • Completed GBSN Application (PDF)
  • Completion of all general education and prerequisite coursework at HNU or equivalent transfer courses (Click here to determine which of your courses may be transferable)
  • B- or higher in all required math and science courses
  • The cumulative GPA for all required math and science courses must be a 3.0 or higher
  • All math and science courses must be completed within five years
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA (for all colleges attended)
  • TEAS Test* with a score of at least 78% within two attempts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (Professional or Academic)

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Students with completed applications may be asked to complete the following:

  • Interview with the admissions selection committee
  • Writing Sample (to be completed as part of the interview process)

*Holy Names University’s School of Nursing accepts a maximum of two TEAS attempts and students must take the TEAS test at HNU. Any attempts beyond the second attempt will not be considered. Applicants should contact the Admissions department for testing availability at HNU.

Generic BSN Course Requirements

All transferable coursework must be deemed as equivalent to HNU’s course requirements and is subject to approval. Holy Names University’s School of Nursing has a recency requirement of 5 years for core sciences and statistics.

Nursing Prerequisite Form

To determine if your courses meet HNU’s General Education Requirements and nursing prerequisites, please fill out this form and your enrollment counselor will be in touch.

Financial Aid

Generic BSN students pay the full-time undergraduate tuition. Information on tuition and associated fees can be found here.

Holy Names University is committed to making a degree from HNU affordable and accessible. We offer scholarships and grants to students who have completed their FAFSA. FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This application is the first step in determining your eligibility for Federal Student Aid.  Our FAFSA school code is 001183. For more information about financial aid, please click here.

Curriculum

Semester 1

NSRG 100 – Pathophysiology 3.0

NSRG 112 – Pharmacology 2.0

NSRG 031 – Health Assessment 2.0

NSRG 031L – Health Assessment Clinical 1.0

NSRG 009 – Fundamentals of Nursing 3.0

NSRG 009L – Fundamentals Clinical 2.0

NSRG 001 – Transition to Role of Professional Nurse 2.0

Total Semester I Units 15.0

Semester II

NSRG 102 – Mental Health 3.0

NSRG 102L – Mental Health 3.0

NSRG 101 – Care Adult Health I 3.0

NSRG 101L – Adult Health I Clinical 3.0

NSRG 152 – Health Care Policy 2.0

NSRG 172 – Informatics 2.0

Total Semester II Units 16.0

Semester III

NSRG 110 – Care Adult Health II Major Health Problems 3.0

NSRG 110L – Care Adult Health II Major Health Problems Clinical 3.0

NSRG 141W Evidence-based Practice 3.0

NSRG 142W – Community Health 3.0

NSRG 142L – Community Health Clinical 2.0

NSRG 140 – Care for Elderly Population 2.0

Total Semester III Units 16.0

Semester IV

NSRG 120 – Maternity 3.0

NSRG 120L – Maternity Clinical 3.0

NSRG 130 – Care of Children 3.0

NSRG 130L – Care of Children Clinical 3.0

NRSG 151W – Capstone and Leadership Syntheses 2.0

NSRG 151L – Leadership Preceptorship 2.0

Total Semester IV Units 16.0

Total Units: 63.0

Post Admissions Requirements

Students will be conditionally accepted until they complete and pass their background check and drug screen. All courses in progress must be completed prior to the Generic BSN program start date in May. Any students who fail to complete the course on time or do not achieve the grade needed per policy will be dismissed from the program.

Students must also complete all health and safety requirements prior to the first day of class. In addition, there is a two-day orientation in April, which all Generic BSN candidates are required to attend. Students who are do not complete any of the required items will be removed from the program and an alternative candidate will be selected for admission.

Holy Names University nursing student in white coat
HNU is committed to accessibility

Financial Aid

BS Nursing students pay the full-time undergraduate tuition. Holy Names University is committed to making a degree from HNU affordable and accessible. We offer scholarships and grants to students who have completed their FAFSA. FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This application is the first step in determining your eligibility for Federal Student Aid. Our FAFSA school code is 001183. For more information about financial aid, please click here.

Tuition and Fees Financial Aid
What to Expect

Student Experience in the School of Nursing

• 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

A nursing stdent in ur Simulation Lab
What to Expect

Beyond the Classroom

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

Holy Names University nursing students volunteering
At A Glance

BSN at HNU

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

100%

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

8:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

A program sneak preview

Curriculum Information

Here are just a few of the courses you may take in this accelerated nursing program.

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.