M. Louise Fitzpatrick
College of Nursing
WHY VILLANOVA NURSING?
Testing Villanova Nursing innovates and educates. We build nursing science that informs practice. We live and breathe Villanova University's Augustinian values in our approach to nursing as a profession, mission and healing ministry in a diverse society.
You will graduate ready to care, research, teach, advocate and discover. As you graduate you will enhance a powerful, compassionate alumni network whose members serve the vulnerable, think globally and lead.
We make personalized investments in you—whether you're new to nursing or more seasoned in your career. You will be challenged in an integrated way to be an independent thinker and problem solver, a nurse who contributes to the profession and promotes health for patients and populations. You will collaborate with faculty experts and have access to superior clinical and teaching resources in Driscoll Hall and around the globe. Because we are committed to creating unique and compelling opportunities for you to learn and advance, we are consistently honored by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.
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EDUCATORS. SCHOLARS. MENTORS.
Fitzpatrick College of Nursing to Launch Accelerated PhD with Transformative $2.5 million gift from Bedford Falls Fund
Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing has received another $2.5 million commitment from the Bedford Falls Fund to launch an accelerated PhD track. This latest gift from philanthropists William E. Conway, Jr., co-founder and co-chairman of The Carlyle Group, and his wife, Joanne, establishes the Joanne and William Conway PhD Fellows Program to support 25 students over the next five years who want to pursue the accelerated PhD in Nursing, and brings the Fund’s giving to a total of $7.5 million to the College.
Simulation Center Among First in the World to Earn Inaugural INACSL Endorsement for Healthcare Simulation Standards
The Simulation and Learning Resource Center (SLRC) is among the first simulation centers worldwide to be endorsed by the International Nursing Association of Clinical and Simulation Learning (INACSL) in their new Healthcare Simulation Standards Endorsement program. The award was presented on June 17 to SLRC Assistant Director Patricia Prieto, MBA, BSN, RN, CHSE who represented the FCN team at the INACSL22 meeting in Milwaukee. This recognition reflects the deep dedication the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing has to nursing education and the science that supports it.
Traumatic Brain Injury Care Scientist Dr. Helene Moriarty Contributes to NASEM Committee Report to Accelerate Progress in TBI Care and Research
A critical new report sponsored by the Department of Defense, Traumatic Brain Injury: A Roadmap for Accelerating Progress, was released February 1 by an ad hoc National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on Accelerating Progress in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research and Care. Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Diane & Robert Moritz Jr. Endowed Chair in Nursing Research at the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, worked for over a year with the committee on its recommendations - one of two nurses in the group of 18 experts representing many disciplines.
Dr. Sunny Hallowell Releases Neonatal Intensive Care Virtual Gaming Simulation
Associate Professor Sunny Hallowell, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, a pediatric nurse practitioner and an expert in breastfeeding and neonatal ICU (NICU) nursing, has developed the Neonatal Intensive Care Virtual Simulation Game, the first of several such games she hopes to develop as a 2021 Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Scholar. Dr. Hallowell, whose work was funded by both the Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Research Development Grant and The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, focuses on simulating a clinical experience using a health equity framework that promotes undergraduate students’ application of knowledge, clinical reasoning and communication skills.