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Tuition and Financial Aid

How much does Holy Family’s online ABSN program cost?

Our online ABSN program costs $857 per credit hour for a total cost of $50,563 (plus fees). Financial aid may be available to our online students.


Is the online ABSN program at Holy Family University accredited?

Holy Family University’s BSN program is approved by the PA State Board of Nursing.*

Holy Family University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and undergoes periodic reviews to maintain its accreditation. The latest MSCHE reaffirmation self-study was conducted in 2020, and the MSCHE Committee conducted a site visit in the spring of 2021.

* The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Holy Family University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001.

Clinical Placement Services

What can I expect during clinicals?

All clinical experiences are slightly different because students work in various healthcare environments. During clinical rotations, you will be under the close supervision of your preceptor and the indirect supervision of Holy Family clinical faculty. You will be given specific instructions to follow while keeping clinical practice guidelines in mind.

When will I receive my clinical placement details?

You will receive a notification from your placement coordinator prior to each clinical start date. Once the placement has been confirmed and communicated, you are encouraged to begin working directly with your preceptor to establish a schedule.

How should I prepare for clinicals?

Throughout the program and through to graduation, you will be in close communication with your Placement Coordinator who will prepare you for clinicals by ensuring you complete all requirements and meet deadlines, answering your questions, verifying your clearance requirements, and walking you through the nursing clinicals checklist.

How does the clinical placement process work?

Our clinical placement team works closely with you to ensure your rotations meet University and national guidelines. You’ll work with a dedicated Holy Family University Placement Coordinator who will walk you through the process and be your primary point of contact for placement logistics. Based on the program requirements and where you live, your Placement Coordinator will identify an appropriate site and preceptor for you within your community.

What are nursing clinicals?

Working under the supervision of a licensed registered nurse preceptor during your clinical rotations, you’ll practice what you learned in the online classroom. Clinicals are very similar to an internship or being an apprentice; you provide care for real patients while benefiting from the supervision and guidance of your preceptor. Additionally, Holy Family University faculty will direct and evaluate the clinical experience providing support to both you and your preceptor.

Program Eligibility & Requirements

What are the prerequisites for Holy Family’s online ABSN program?

Students must have completed these courses:

  • Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab) 
  • Microbiology (with lab) 
  • Nutrition (taught by a registered dietician) 
  • Elementary statistics
What are the admission requirements to apply for Holy Family’s online ABSN program?
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA (2.75 GPA in math and science prerequisite courses)
  • Personal statement 
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a supervisor or academic professor
Can I apply for the online ABSN program if I live outside of Pennsylvania?

We are currently not accepting applications from outside Pennsylvania or from the following counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

Where can I find more information about applying to Holy Family’s online ABSN program?

You can find more information on this page.