Holy Names University has been providing nursing education since 1957, when the first RN to BSN program in the US was offered here. Since then the Department of Nursing faculty have offered several options in nursing dependent on the changes occurring in healthcare. Currently, the Generic Program offered in partnership with Samuel Merritt University (SMU) offered at Holy Names University is student-focused and scheduled at convenient times.
The Generic Program provides the general education courses on campus for two years (Fall and Spring of each year) and if students maintain a GPA of 3.00, they transfer to SMU for two years of nursing courses and receive the degree from SMU.
Graduates of this program, which has received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), are eligible for obtaining the California Public Health Credential.
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