M. Louise Fitzpatrick
WHY VILLANOVA NURSING?
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.
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.
Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Receives $2.5 Million Gift from Bedford Falls Fund
Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing has received a $2.5 million commitment from the Bedford Falls Fund to expand its Second Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree track. This gift will allow the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing to increase access to the program through scholarship support to incoming students, creating new pathways for those who already have a college degree to embark on a nursing career. Philanthropists William E. Conway Jr., co-founder and co-chairman of The Carlyle Group, and his wife, Joanne, have given millions to support nursing education and scholarships to address the nation’s nursing workforce shortage.
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.
Dr. Melissa O’Connor Co-investigator on NIH R01-funded Transitional Care Study of Sepsis Survivors Transitioning Home
Associate Professor Melissa O'Connor, PhD, MBA, RN, FGSA, FAAN, of Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing (FCN), has been funded as a co-investigator on an R01 from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute for Nursing Research for a five-year implementation science study “I-Transfer” (Improving transitions and outcomes of sepsis survivors). The study team will, in real-time, examine the effect of the skilled home health care (HHC) intervention provided to patients recovering from sepsis in their community setting. This new implementation science testing a care model is expected to extend the survival of vulnerable patients following life-threatening illness.