Second Degree BSN Overview

Alternate Sequence Curriculum Overview

The Second Degree BSN for college graduates is a two (2) year program arranged in the traditional semester format. The program begins in August of each year and ends in August two years later. The student takes nursing coursework over four semesters and one summer session.

The  Second Degree BSN offers more time for outside activities:

  • Employment in a clinical setting
  • Participation in campus and community activities
  • Additional coursework

Students interested in this program option are encouraged to submit copies of their college transcripts well in advance of the March 1st application deadline to allow for a preliminary review and appropriate advisement. If beginning the process within one month of the application deadline, students may send application materials including transcripts without having had a preliminary review.

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Upon successful completion of the  Second Degree BSN, the student will receive a BSN degree and will be qualified to take the National Nursing Certification Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

College graduates applying to the  Second Degree BSN should visit the second degree options application page.

This program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Transcript Submissions: Second Degree BSN

Second Degree BSN

Send Electronic Transcripts to: Kristin.Barkdoll@villanova.edu.

M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
Second Degree BSN
Driscoll Hall Room 319
Attention: Kristin Barkdoll

Villanova University
800 E Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

If you are sending a transcript for review, you may scan and email it to Kristin.Barkdoll@villanova.edu. Your communication MUST include your name, address, email address, phone number and date of birth.

Second Degree Options: BSNExpress Program and Alternate Sequence Curriculum

 

Contact us

Questions? Please contact:

Kristin Barkdoll, program assistant, at 610.519.7137

Colleen Meakim, program coordinator, at 610.519.7955

If you are sending a transcript for review you may scan and email it to Mrs. Barkdoll or fax it to her attention at 610-519-8365. Your communication MUST include your name, address, email address, phone number and date of birth.