Courses   Credits
Anatomy & Physiology   8
Chemistry (must have an organic component)   8
Microbiology (preferred) or Genetics   3
Nutrition or Statistics (the course that is not taken as a prerequisite, can be completed in the program)
Introduction to Psychology   3
Human Development   3
Introduction to Sociology
Social Studies elective   3
Introduction to Philosophy
English   3
Humanities   3
Free elective   3
Theology *   6

*Note that students must have 6 credits in Theology to graduate from the BSN program. They may be transferred in and/or earned while at the College of Nursing.

Alternate Sequence for Adult and Traditional Transfer Students

My View

"I transferred to nursing at Villanova University because it gives me the opportunity to work with people on an individual basis and make a difference in the lives of those who are sick."

Julia Gannon

Undergraduate Program for Adult and Transfer Applicants

Financial Assistance

Villanova's financial assistance program is designed to provide financial assistance to qualified student in order to assist them in attending the University. The term "financial assistance" is use to include Villanova University scholarships, grants, long-term loans, and scholarships from outside sources, i.e. state corporations, and other organizations. For additional information please contact the Office of Financial Assistance.

Student Activities

In addition to campus-wide organizations and athletic programs at Villanova University, there are organizations of special interest to the students in the College of Nursing. These include the Undergraduate Nursing Senate with representation of adult learners, transfer, second degree students; a chapter of the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) and the Alpha Nu chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International — nursing’s honor society.