M. Louise Fitzpatrick

College of Nursing

WHY VILLANOVA NURSING?

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We innovate and educate. 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

Be prepared to lead, research, educate and innovate with a Villanova PhD, DNP or Nurse Anesthesia DNP.

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

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EVENTS

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DIVERSE CLINICAL EXPERIENCES

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NURSING SCIENCE & PRACTICE

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DEAN DONNA S. HAVENS

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CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
IN NURSING EDUCATION

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GLOBAL HEALTH

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FACULTY MENTORS

FAST FACTS

$63,107

AVERAGE UNDERGRADUATE STARTING SALARY

  

95.7%

SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT RATE

  

8,000

ALUMNI WORLDWIDE

  

5

CONSECUTIVE DESIGNATIONS AS
NLN CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

  

80

PhD GRADUATES SINCE 2008

  

13

GLOBAL HEALTH SITES

  

IGNITING CHANGE

EDUCATORS. SCHOLARS. MENTORS.

NEWS

Villanova University Students Walk through campus

Graduate and Adult Education Open House Set for Tuesday, Oct. 23

Add value to your future! Learn about our nationally ranked graduate nursing programs and adult learning opportunities and discuss your career options with our highly regarded faculty mentors, current students and alumni during our Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Get answers to your questions about financial aid, application requirements, deadlines and more. All attendees will receive an application fee waiver. 

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

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Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Students during Commencement 2018

2018 Commencement Weekend

The weekend of May 18 celebrated the accomplishments and contributions of Fitzpatrick College of Nursing students.

 

 

MAY 18, 2018

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Mary Naylor speaking to colleague.

Dr. Mary Naylor Is Inaugural Recipient of M. Louise Fitzpatrick Transformative Leadership Award

On April 7, Mary D. Naylor '71 BSN, PhD, RN, FAAN, was presented the 2018 M. Louise Fitzpatrick Award for Transformative Leadership, recognizing her high standards of excellence and extraordinary vision.

 

APRIL 7, 2018

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Suzanne Smeltzer speaks at podium.

Dr. Suzanne C. Smeltzer Named Inaugural Holder of the Richard and Marianne Kreider Professorship in Nursing for Vulnerable Populations

Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, an internationally recognized advocate for health care access for people with disabilities, is the inaugural recipient of the Richard and Marianne Kreider Professorship in Nursing for Vulnerable Populations.

APRIL 10, 2018

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Students and faculty advisor pose for photo at National Student Nurses' Association Convention.

SNAP-Villanova Continues Its Championship Year at NSNA Convention

Villanova-SNAP sent a group of 25 stellar students representing the traditional, transfer and BSN Express programs to the 66th annual convention for the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) in Nashville.

APRIL 12, 2018

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