Clinical Affiliations of the Undergraduate Program

Clinical Affiliations of the Undergraduate Program

Become a critical thinker in a variety of clinical settings

You’ve learned the science behind nursing care and expanded your critical thinking skills in clinical simulation scenarios. Now you’re ready to begin your clinical practica, taking care of real patients. We are affiliated with over 70 hospitals, health care systems and community-based agencies, meaning:

  • You have access to the top clinical resources of metropolitan Philadelphia, providing you the setting for exceptional clinical preparation in nursing
  • You learn how to adapt quickly and how different systems operate while interacting with diverse patient populations and nursing and medical experts.

The College of Nursing assumes full responsibility for providing the instruction throughout the entire program. During the professional portion of the curriculum, theory and laboratory are directed by faculty members. Beginning in the second year of undergraduate study, the students enroll in a nursing practicum to gain actual nursing experience.

Changes in health care are placing more emphasis on community-based care. Experiences in the College reflect this emphasis, as well as more traditional settings where nursing is practiced. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the various facilities utilized for the practice of nursing. Community-based practice of nursing will most likely require individual means of transportation for agency and home visiting.

School nursing

Our clinical affiliations include:

  • Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment, Philadelphia, PA
  • Broomall Presbyterian Village, Broomall, PA
  • The Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Bryn Mawr Terrace, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA
  • Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Drexel Hill, PA
  • Holy Redeemer Home Care, Philadelphia, PA
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Home Care Network, Wayne, PA
  • Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Learning Resource Center, College of Nursing
  • Main Line Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Paoli, PA
  • Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Darby, PA
  • Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
  • Montgomery Hospital and Montgomery Hospital Home Health, Norristown, PA
  • Paoli Hospital, Paoli, PA
  • Penn Care at Home, Philadelphia, PA
  • Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Riddle Memorial Hospital, Media, PA
  • St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
  • St. Joseph’s Villa, Flourtown, PA
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Selected school systems, day-care centers, community health centers, senior citizen centers, and industries are also used.

My View

"Villanova has provided me with many different clinical learning opportunities. I particularly enjoyed my home health experience because it allowed me to care for patients in their personal environments. I provided skilled nursing care and implemented teaching plans to diverse populations in South Philadelphia and was able to grow as a nursing student.”

Alyssa Canino, Rockville, MD


Home health

My View

Villanova does not have one specific hospital that it is associated with; we [the College of Nursing] go to over 70 different clinical sites. I love this. Being able to go to a different hospital or healthcare facility for each clinical [course] provides me with variety and experience I would not have if we were associated with only one area hospital. Not only do we get to see what kind of nursing we may be interested in, but we get to see what kind of place we want to work in. It also allows us to expand our networking with other health care providers.

Kathryn Mawn, Marietta, GA

Student and Nurse at Clinical Monitor