HONORS PROGRAM: FITZPATRICK COLLEGE OF NURSING
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.
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.