Second Degree Options

Second Degree Options

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing offers two options to students with a bachelor's degree in another discipline who now wish to pursue a career in nursing.

Second Degree BSN  requires four standard semesters, plus one summer session.

Second Degree Accelerated BSN ("BSNExpress") permits completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in 14 consecutive months.


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“I've received great reviews from my clinical preceptors…[who] soon saw that I far exceeded their expectations…not only in mastering practical skills but especially in implementing critical thinking. Good job, Villanova!"

Stephanie Beamer
BS in Biochemistry

Second Degree Options: BSNExpress and Alternate Sequence View Sheet