Generic BSN Degree
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program in Oakland, California
5/13/2022 Update: We are not currently enrolling students for this program. Please submit any questions on this program to email@example.com.
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.
HNU's BSN degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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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.
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How to Apply for the Generic BSN Program
- 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 75%) (TEAS test must be completed at HNU)
- Mail Delivery
Holy Names University
ATTN: Office of Admissions
3500 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619
- Electronic Delivery
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 75% within two attempts
- Two Letters of Recommendation (Professional or Academic)
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Generic BSN students post 100% pass rate
NCLEX Pass Rates:The entire 2019 Generic BSN nursing cohort passed their National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) on the first try.Read More
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
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
BSN at HNU
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
HNU's BSN degree accredited till 2032!
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) acted at its meeting on September 20-23, 2022 to grant accreditation to the baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Holy Names University for 10 years, extending to December 31, 2032. The accreditation action is effective as of March 9, 2022, which is the first day of the program’s recent CCNE evaluation. You should plan for the next on-site evaluation to take place in the spring of 2032.Read the Letter
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