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

  

93

PhD GRADUATES SINCE 2008

  

13

GLOBAL HEALTH SITES

  

IGNITING CHANGE

EDUCATORS. SCHOLARS. MENTORS.

NEWS

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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Female Nurse

Dr. Melissa O'Connor Accepted as 1 of 11 Nurse Scientists to the Inaugural Cohort of Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Innovators and Scientists

This new fellowship, funded by a five-year, $37.5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, recognizes early- to mid-career nursing scholars and innovators with a high potential to accelerate leadership in nursing research, practice, education, policy and entrepreneurship.

JULY 6, 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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Female nurse wearing PPE during COVID-19 pandemic.

Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Launches Villanova Nursing Stories from the COVID-19 Frontlines

Humble heroes on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Villanova Nurses have shared their stories in a compelling collection of inspiring service to the health of our nation. This growing collection amplifies the voice of nursing and demonstrates the sweeping impact of nurses during this public health crisis.

APRIL 3, 2020

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Nursing and medical students participate in mock code simulation.

Collaborating with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for Interprofessional Education

Patient safety and interprofessional coordination and communication is enhanced as nursing, medicine and psychology students join in mock code simulations to drive cross-discipline understanding and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

NOVEMBER 1, 2019

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