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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.