Distance Learning System Requirements

Distance Learning System Requirements

The PhD in Nursing program is taught using distance learning technology in the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer courses are taught on the Villanova University campus. (International students may attend classes on campus.)

In order to parcipate effectively in Villanova's courses, you must have full access to a reliable laptop/desktop/mac.  Your computer and communications hardware and software should meet or exceed the following requirements as listed in the College of Nursing Computing Requirements found on the Student Services site.

Both Mac and PC platforms are acceptable operating systems for academic use in the College.  iPads (Apple iOS) and Tablets (i.e.: Android, Samsung, Amazon Fire, etc. operating systems) ARE NOT RECOMMENDED because of nursing course content compatibility issues and online distance learning requirements.

Each student is required to have a local installed copy of Microsoft Office.

Please visit the University's Student Services site for additional information on College of Nursing Computer Requirements, Villanova's Computer Purchase Program, purchasing Microsoft Office Suite of applications for Windows or Mac operating systems, downloading AntiVirus programs and Wireless configuration for VUMobile.

My View

"The distance-learning format of this program is attractive because of the flexibility it will allow with my personal and professional schedule. Removing the travel time will increase the quality of time I will have to spend on research and scholarly work for the program."

Cathy Poillon Lovecchio


All students enrolled in this program will require a high-speed internet connection.

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