Nursing students sitting

Each year, 10% of incoming Fitzpatrick College of Nursing students are selected to the University’s Honors Program. Students interested in Honors should apply to Villanova by November 1 and indicate their interest in Honors on the member section of the Common Application. Following the submission of their Common Application, students will need to submit a written response for the Honors Program through their applicant portal by an established deadline in mid-December. The prompt for this written response will be available through one’s applicant portal.

Ten Honors courses are required to earn a Nursing Honors degree. Both the Junior Experience and Senior Capstone courses are required.

  • NUR 3108-H: Pathophysiology
  • NUR 3122-H: Imperatives for Global and Public Health
  • NUR 4117-H: Leadership Practicum
  • Ancients & Moderns (ACS 1000/1001)
  • Faith, Reason & Culture (THL 1000)
  • Knowledge, Reality, Self (PHL 1000)
  • General Psychology (PSY 1000)
  • Shaping an Adult Life (Upper-Level Theology)

In addition to completing all course requirements, students must  achieve a minimum 3.33 cumulative GPA to earn the Bachelor of  Science in Nursing, Honors.


Intellectual Engagement

Honors Nursing students take the Honors section of NUR 3108-H Pathophysiology or NUR 3122-H Imperatives of Global and Public Health during their junior year. During senior year, Honors students take NUR 4117-H, Leadership Practicum. Additionally, students have the option to complete an Honors Thesis, engaging in undergraduate research, during their senior year.

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