The applicant should submit all of the following components at the same time via postal mail: the application form, curriculum vitae, application fee, three completed references, evidence of scholarly writing, and essay.
Letter of Recommendation forms should be submitted on your behalf from three professional contacts who are able to speak to your potential as a nurse educator and/or scholar. Letters of Recommendation are submitted electronically using our online application process.
A personal reflection should be submitted that addresses the following: rationale for selecting this particular doctoral program; description of your role aspirations; what you expect to derive from doctoral study; your experience to date with research and scholarship; and, an identification of your areas of scholarly interest that could lead to the development of a doctoral dissertation. The essay should be a maximum of three typed, double spaced pages using 12 point Arial or Times Roman font. The essay is submitted electronically as part of the online application process.
The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) may be taken at any site that offers these tests. The Graduate Record Exam application and catalog can be accessed through www.gre.org. GRE results are to be sent directly to the Office of University Admission.
An official transcript from every previous college and school attended is to be sent directly to the PhD in Nursing Office using the address listed below.
Application fee (non-refundable)
The application requires a fee of seventy dollars ($70.00) payable in U.S. funds when application is submitted.
All correspondence concerning application to the PhD Program in Nursing should be mailed to the following address:
Doctoral Program - PhD in Nursing
Villanova University College of Nursing
319 Driscoll Hall
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085-1690
Contact us if you have questions about the program or the application process.