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The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Holy Family College is to develop professional nurse leaders in all areas of practice who can respond to the health care needs of a changing society.

Holy Family College's RN to BSN Completion Program is 100 percent online and offers partner organizations their first course free and a tuition discount. The baccalaureate degree program at Holy Family College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).  The program requires 120 credits, of which 90 credits can be completed through transfer. Courses are offered one, every eight weeks.


  • Nurse Leader
  • Nurse Researcher
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse


  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Education
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist/Leader
  • Nurse Administration

Download The Path from RN to BSN: A Guide to Advancing Your Career in Nursing


About the guide

This guide is a resource for working registered nurses (RNs), especially for those who are considering completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. It includes information about the career prospects for RNs with a BSN as well as details about Holy Family College’s part-time, online program for degree completion. We hope this resource will inform you about the growing need for well-trained nurses with a BSN degree in today’s healthcare environment and about your education options here at Holy Family College.




Dean of Professional Studies, Director of Nursing 
Nursing Department


PRogram LEarning outcomes

  1. Students will synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge from the liberal arts and science with nursing to enhance professional practice. (Essential I)

  2. Students will incorporate effective communication techniques and collaborative skills within the professional roles of nursing. (Essential IV, VI)

  3. Students will effectively apply frameworks, theories, concepts, models and evidence-based practice to maximize positive health outcomes for individuals, families, groups and communities. (Essential III)

  4. Students will apply leadership concepts, skills and decision-making in the provision of high-quality nursing care, health care team coordination, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (Essential II)

  5. Students will utilize a holistic approach to advocate for and improve access to health care for vulnerable populations locally, nationally and globally. (Essential VII)

  6. Students will collaborate with other professionals to provide health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, illness management and end-of-life care across the life span. (Essential VII, IX)

  7. Students will recognize personal accountability of shaping health care delivery by participating in political and regulatory process as a member of the nursing profession. (Essential V)

  8. Students will articulate the value of pursuing practice excellence, lifelong learning, and professional engagement to foster professional growth and development. (Essential VIII)

  9. Students will provide academic foundation that will enhance practical knowledge, skills and attitudes of the nursing professional. (Essential VIII)*



*Student Learning Outcome No. 9 applies to the BSN Completion Program.


The RN-to-BSN completion program offers a bridge for registered nurses with a diploma or associate degree and targets those nurses who are already working and wish to advance their education.  


Option 1

  • Currently licensed RN or planned completion within six months, eligible to apply to the BSN Completion Program.
  • Preferred college transfer GPA of 2.0.
  • Copy of WI RN license prior to beginning clinical coursework.
  • Official transcripts submitted from all colleges attended.
  • Completion of Background Screening.
  • Completion of Immunizations.

Option 2

The Early Entry RN-to-BSN option is designed for students currently enrolled in an Associate Degree in Nursing Program at an ACEN Accredited Technical College who would like to begin working on their BSN while studying to obtain their RN license.

  • ADN students must have completed one semester of Core Nursing coursework at a NLNAC Accredited Associate Degree program.
  • Maintain GPA of 2.0 in Associate Degree program.
  • Copy of WI RN license prior to beginning clinical coursework.
  • Official transcripts submitted from all colleges attended.
  • Completion of Background Screening.
  • Completion of Immunizations.


  • A minimum of one-third of the required courses must be completed through Holy Family College.


  • Students must earn a cumulative GPA 2.75 and a “C” or better in all nursing courses.

Program Curriculum


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24 credits

NRS 310 Health Assessment 3
NRS 311 Health Promotion and Disease Management 3
NRS 312 Theoretical Foundations 4
NRS 313 Nursing Research 3
NRS 410 Community Health Nursing 4
NRS 411 Nursing Management and Leadership 4
NRS 413 Nursing Capstone 3


*A credit evaluation will determine which additional liberal arts courses are required.


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Our Guide to the Holy Family College 4-Year BSN program dives deep into the importance of pursuing a BSN and details and benefits of our program in order to help you to make an informed decision about joining the program. 


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