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

  

9,211

ALUMNI WORLDWIDE

  

5

CONSECUTIVE DESIGNATIONS AS
NLN CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

  

95

PhD GRADUATES SINCE 2008

  

13

GLOBAL HEALTH SITES

  

IGNITING CHANGE

EDUCATORS. SCHOLARS. MENTORS.

NEWS

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Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Receives R01 Funding for Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research

Professor Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, FAAN, Diane and Robert Moritz Jr. Endowed Chair in Nursing Research in the Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing (FCN), and Laraine Winter, PhD, FCN senior research associate, are principal investigators on an R01 funded by the National Institute for Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health. The five-year, $3.3 million grant (R01NR018655) funds their research project, “A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Innovative In-home Rehabilitation Program for Persons with TBI and Their Families: Home-based Occupational-therapy and Management of the Environment (HOME for Us).” Dr. Moriarty also serves as nurse scientist at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center, where Dr. Winter is a research psychologist. Their $3.3 million grant has potential to transform TBI care for over 5 million veteran and civilian families.

OCTOBER 28, 2020

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Federal Funding to Improve Health Care Professional Education on Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, The Richard and Marianne Kreider Endowed Professor in Nursing for Vulnerable Populations at the Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, has received funding from the Administration for Community Living, a federal agency overseen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a project consisting of five academic collaborators for Partnering to Transform Health Outcomes with Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD). The goals of this 5-year, $1,750,000 project, are to develop, disseminate and evaluate high-impact inclusive curricular materials and standardized practice experiences for integration through interprofessional education and practice programs at the collaborating institutions. 

OCTOBER 28, 2020

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Dr. Patricia Bradley

Villanova Nursing Names Dr. Patricia K. Bradley as Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence 

Associate Professor Patricia K. Bradley, PhD, RN, FAAN has been appointed the inaugural Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence at the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing (FCN), announced Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN, Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor. Dr. Bradley brings decades of experience as an educator, scientist, advocate and communicator to this new position, and will serve as the FCN’s lead diversity, equity, and inclusion officer, reporting directly to the dean. 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

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Villanova Nursing Launches National COVID-19 CHAMPS Study of Health Care, First Responder and Service Workers

The M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University has launched the national COVID-19 Caring About Health for All Study (CHAMPS) of health care, first responder and service workers for the health care system during the  pandemic with outcomes followed longitudinally for 20 years. CHAMPS will assess the short and long-term physical, social and behavioral health of all who were involved in supporting or delivering care for COVID-19 patients and serve as a registry for future studies.

 

MAY 5, 2020

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