Prerequisites - Alternate Sequence Curriculum Second Degree

Courses Credits
Anatomy & Physiology 6-8 credits
Chemistry (must have an organic component)
3-4 credits
Cell Biology, Genetics or Microbiology 3-4 credits
Nutrition or Statistics (the course that is not taken

as a prerequisite, can be completed in the program)

3 credits
Total prerequisite credits applicable towards degree 61
Total credits for degree 136

Prerequisites may be completed at any accredited college or university.  Students who choose to complete their prerequisites at Villanova University need to do so through Part-Time Studies.

In addition to the Nursing prerequisites listed above, Second Degree Students must also fulfill the University's course requirements of the BSN degree.  Please see the Transfer of Credits section.

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"The alternate program at Villanova makes the transition as smooth as possible."

Nina Tamanini, Vineland, NJ

Second Degree Options: BSNExpress Program and Alternate Sequence Curriculum


Additional Information

• Prerequisites

• Transfer of credits

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Questions? Please contact:

Kristin Barkdoll, program assistant, at 610.519.7137

Maryanne Lieb, program coordinator, at 610.519.6596

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.