Discover a unique experience.
If you want to combine academic excellence with a global perspective, expert faculty mentoring, leadership and research opportunities plus a values-oriented experience in our community of learners, you have just defined what Villanova Nursing is all about. The Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing — named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing— becomes your partner in your college experience and professional development. See what’s behind our reputation and discover what you can create with us on your way to becoming a Villanova Nurse.
Become a professional enriched by a values-based community.
Develop as an excellent nurse who is ethically oriented and educated in Villanova's proud liberal arts tradition. You are part of a challenging four-year program of high academic quality, taking designated courses in the humanities and sciences with other undergraduate majors. Because we combine an outstanding education in the liberal arts and sciences with an excellent and fully accredited professional curriculum in nursing, you develop not only as a nurse but also as an educated person. Your career preparation lays the foundation for a seamless transition into graduate education. You may wish to participate in the University’s Honors Program, work with your advisor to take graduate courses as an undergraduate student, or join a University learning community – innovative educational environments merging academic, co-curricular and social aspects of life.
Villanova is committed to the development of attitudes and values that reflect its strong Catholic Augustinian tradition. We value you as an individual and welcome you to the College of Nursing community.
Become an inspiration through your global perspective.
Study for your global health minor. If you wish to study abroad, and have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0, you may take your sophomore year at the University of Manchester in England which fulfills the courses required for that year. You may also participate in summer abroad programs available to all Villanova students or minor in another field, such as Spanish, bioengineering or global health, as above (coordinated through our Center for the Study of Global and Public Health). There are other opportunities for international clinical electives for credit, and national or international study as part of the parent-child health and health promotion courses. These international and multicultural opportunities develop your global health awareness. You also have an opportunity to interact with fellow students studying with us from other parts of the world, enriching your educational experience.
Become a student engaged in the research process.
You are exposed to faculty who are leaders in their field and research topics that advance the science of nursing. Coordinated by our Center for Nursing Research, students have participated in the research process, presented scientific papers and posters at professional conferences and published scholarly articles in conjunction with faculty on such topics as social relationships in adolescents with autism, nursing care of people with disabilities and comfort in pediatric oncology patients.