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

$67,644

AVERAGE UNDERGRADUATE STARTING SALARY

  

98.5%

SUCCESSFUL UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT RATE

  

10,038

ALUMNI WORLDWIDE

  

6

CONSECUTIVE DESIGNATIONS AS
NLN CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

  

111

PhD GRADUATES SINCE 2008

  

12

GLOBAL HEALTH SITES

  

IGNITING CHANGE

EDUCATORS. SCHOLARS. MENTORS.

NEWS

William Conway

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. 

AUGUST 25, 2022

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Two nursing students examine patient mannequin in simulation center

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.

JUNE 17, 2022

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Dr. Helene Moriarty

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.

MARCH 4, 2022

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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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