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Holy Family University to Hold Exclusive RN-to-BSN Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 12, 2011) — In January 2012, Holy Family University will begin offering a special section of its RN-to-BSN program exclusively at Fox Chase Cancer Center—an institution that conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  The University’s program was chosen, through a competitive process, to provide on-site courses for Fox Chase staff members who desire a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.

“The Institute of Medicine report entitled ‘The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health’ recommends that the American healthcare delivery system should embrace a goal of 80 percent BSN by 2020,” said Joanne Hambleton, RN, MSN, NE-BC, vice president of nursing and patient services at Fox Chase. “The Holy Family on-site program is an ideal vehicle to provide ease in access for our staff to complete their BSN. Learning with your colleagues creates a team approach to learning.”

The RN-to-BSN program is an accelerated program that focuses on the development of management and leadership skills, individual and family assessment skills, research in nursing practice, and development of cultural competence. The program is offered through Holy Family’s Division of Extended Learning, with curriculum developed through the University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions.

“It’s a good opportunity. Students are well prepared for graduate work when they are finished the program,” said Mary Wombwell, EdD, CNE, RN, coordinator of Holy Family’s RN-to-BSN program.

The RN-to-BSN program is also offered in Bucks County at Holy Family-Woodhaven and Holy Family-Newtown. For more information, contact acclearn@holyfamily.edu, or call 267-341-5000.

Holy Family University is a comprehensive, private university serving the Delaware Valley. It has a main campus in Northeast Philadelphia, and locations in Bensalem and Newtown offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Visit www.holyfamily.edu.


Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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