| Degree completion, master's
vibrant part of HNU
Nearly 150 years ago the founders of the institution that would become Holy Names University arrived in Oakland, ready to change the lives of the students they would serve. These Sisters dedicated themselves to offering an education to underserved communities — and this tradition lives on. From teaching a handful of women in 1868 to educating the diverse population of roughly 1,300 at HNU today, this institution has never wavered from its commitment to others.
While the traditions and values that underlie Holy Names University thrive, great change is also underway. This year, HNU launched a new logo and the "Change Up" campaign. This campaign urges students to be agents of change in their own lives and the lives of others — by developing skills to move up in their careers, by gaining new perspectives on how to make a positive impact on society, and by building meaningful connections with classmates, the broader HNU community, and beyond.
In addition to offering 19 bachelor's degrees, HNU has an adult bachelor degree completion program for students that would like to study business, liberal studies, nursing or psychology, and vibrant master's degree programs in business, counseling psychology, culture and spirituality, education, English, music and nursing. The Department of Nursing has created a RN to MSN program that allows registered nurses to obtain master of science in nursing degrees in just two to three years. These students learn in the new state-of-the-art Nursing Simulation Center.
HNU prepares students for leadership in their fields, emphasizes social justice and service to the community, provides a uniquely supportive environment and delivers the flexibility and resources to help students complete their degrees.
Learn more about how HNU can help you reach your goals and change your life by attending an information night — occurring the last Thursday of every month. Visit www.hnu.edu for details.
(Cary T. Kaplan is assistant vice president for enrollment management and dean of admission at Holy Names University.)
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