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Nursing Programs

Highlights of our programs

Holy Family College is centered on educating the whole person in an environment that celebrates teaching and learning, integrates our Franciscan values in all that we do, and delivers on a promise of quality liberal arts education and professional preparation.

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 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.

  • Newly remodeled nursing facility

  • State-of-the-art high fidelity nursing manikin

  • Holistic application process

  • Clinical experiences across the lifespan with a population-based focus

  • First Catholic Work College in the nation

  • Scholarships available

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About the programs

Holy Family College Offers Two Nursing Programs:

4-Year BSN Program

This traditional nursing program prepares graduates to integrate principles of management, education, and research into professional practice as clinicians, leaders, managers, teachers, client advocates, and agents for change. This program is intended for a non-licensed individual entering the field for the first time. 

Because HFC has no waiting list, students can get started on their degrees right away. Learn more about the traditional 4-year BSN program. 

BSN Completion Program 

Holy Family College's BSN Completion Program develops professional nursing leaders in all areas of practice to meet the health needs of a changing society. This program is designed for the RN with an associate's degree in nursing who wishes to obtain their bachelor's degree. Classes are scheduled over an eight-week time frame and are offered both online and face-to-face. All 70 credits from Associate Degree Programs are accepted by Holy Family College. Learn more about the BSN completion program. 

The Holy Family Nursing Programs Equip Nurses for An Ever-Changing Health Care Environment 

Wisconsin is facing an unprecedented nursing shortage. The baccalaureate nursing program helps to fill the growing demand for nurses in our community and Wisconsin at large. Not only does a nursing career have the potential to provide a great livelihood, it is a helping profession that is enriching and rewarding. Nursing graduates will be prepared academically and professionally to transition into the ever-changing healthcare environment.

Key Outcomes of the Programs:

  • Provide students with an undergraduate education that fosters practicing excellence, lifelong learning and professional growth.
  • Prepare students for roles of leadership and service. 
  • Prepare students to integrate principles of leadership, education and research into professional practice. 
  • Achieves The Essentials Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2013). 


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Community Nursing Scholarships

The Adam Steel Family Scholarship

The Lakeshore Community Foundation provides scholarships to Manitowoc County residents enrolled in nursing programs at Holy Family College and Lakeshore Technical College. 


Sister Marion Gillis Endowed Scholarship for Nursing

Nursing scholarships also are awarded to nursing students at Holy Family College through the recently established Sister Marion Gillis Endowed Scholarship for Nursing. Returning students receive priority consideration. This is an endowed scholarship, which awards approximately $5,000 per academic year; two $2,500 scholarships are given.


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