M. Louise Fitzpatrick

College of Nursing

WHY VILLANOVA NURSING?

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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.

EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE

BACHELOR'S

Choose your path to earning your BSN, including a traditional 4-year and second-degree options.

MASTER'S

Partner with faculty experts as you pursue an advanced degree to become a nurse practitioner or nurse educator.

DOCTORAL

Lead, research, educate and innovate with a Post-Master's DNP, Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Anesthesia DNP, or PhD.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Advance professionally through innovative educational experiences.

CENTERS

Focus on critical topics, research skill, multidisciplinary partnerships and a community-minded approach to improve the quality of life for all.

RESEARCH

Look beyond problems and discover solutions through research focused on improving clinical practice and health care delivery.

ENGAGE WITH US

 

 

FAST FACTS

$69,380

AVERAGE UNDERGRADUATE STARTING SALARY

  

98.8%

SUCCESSFUL UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT RATE

  

10,038

ALUMNI WORLDWIDE

  

5

CONSECUTIVE DESIGNATIONS AS
NLN CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

  

106

PhD GRADUATES SINCE 2008

  

13

GLOBAL HEALTH SITES

  

IGNITING CHANGE

EDUCATORS. SCHOLARS. MENTORS.

NEWS

William Conway

Bedford Falls Fund Doubles Giving to Villanova Nursing with Additional $2.5 Million Commitment  to the Joanne and William Conway Scholarship Program

Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing has received another $2.5 million commitment from the Bedford Falls Fund, increasing the Fund’s giving to the College over the past year to a total of $5 million toward expanding the College’s Second Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree track. This program creates new pathways for those who already have a college degree to embark on a nursing career.  The Fund’s initial commitment of $2.5 million in May 2021 launched the Joanne and William Conway Scholarship Program to recruit and enroll an annual cohort of 20 Conway Scholars over each of the next five years in the Second Degree Accelerated BSN track, starting in 2022. With the doubling of the gift, there will now be an annual cohort of 40 Conway Scholars over each of the next five years, for a total of 200 Villanova nurses supported by this program.

 

JANUARY 20, 2022

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Two nursing students examine patient mannequin in simulation center

Villanova Nursing Ranked Among Top 4% of Undergraduate Nursing Programs in Nation

The M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is ranked among the top nursing schools in the United States – 23rd out of the 694 listed – in the inaugural 2022 US News & World Report ranking of Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs, released September 13. According to the rankings, Villanova Nursing is listed as the 2nd highest ranked undergraduate program in the Philadelphia region, the 2nd highest ranked Catholic nursing program in the country, the 3rd highest ranked undergraduate program in Pennsylvania, and is overall listed among the top 4% of undergraduate nursing programs in the country.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2021

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Dr. Sunny Hallowell

Dr. Sunny Hallowell Selected as Prestigious Macy Faculty Scholar 

Dr. Sunny Hallowell, pediatric nurse practitioner and assistant professor, has been selected as a Macy Faculty Scholar, following a highly rigorous and selective national process. She joins a forward-thinking group of five researchers in the 2021 class of nurses and physicians, honored for their creativity and impact. She will design, develop, and test Inclusive Clinical Advocacy - Responsible Education through a web-based virtual gaming simulation (ICARE-VGS) to support healthcare providers’ development of clinical and communication skills to promote equity, diversity and belonging in the communities they serve.

JULY 14, 2021

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Four nursing student founders of Multicultural Student Nurses Organization

MSNO: Ready to Build Community Connections with Students of Color

Born from the desire of four sophomore nursing students to create meaningful academic and social connection for themselves, the Multicultural Student Nurses Organization (MSNO) was launched in March, the newest student organization in the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing (FCN). The founders - Naomi Tegene, Dominica Villegas, Salina Berhane and Caprice Beato-Lembert - brought their dream to fruition since the idea germinated last year as a study group. The students soon realized that through their shared experiences and backgrounds they could help more underrepresented students in the FCN. Building community was a guiding star in the development of their new organization- a sentiment which all four echo. 

APRIL 28, 2021

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