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

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

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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

$64,588

AVERAGE UNDERGRADUATE STARTING SALARY

  

97.4%

SUCCESSFUL UNDERGRADUATE PLACEMENT RATE

  

9,211

ALUMNI WORLDWIDE

  

5

CONSECUTIVE DESIGNATIONS AS
NLN CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

  

83

PhD GRADUATES SINCE 2008

  

13

GLOBAL HEALTH SITES

  

IGNITING CHANGE

EDUCATORS. SCHOLARS. MENTORS.

NEWS

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Villanova Nursing Graduate Program Rises to Top 30 in the Nation  

Once again, the Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is ranked among the top graduate nursing programs in the country in the annual U.S. News & World Report's 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools released March 12.

 

 

MARCH 12, 2019

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Suzanne Smeltzer speaks at podium.

Dr. Suzanne C. Smeltzer to be Inducted into International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Suzanne C. Smeltzer, RN, EdD, ANEF, FAAN, Richard and Marianne Kreider Endowed Professor in Nursing for Vulnerable Populations and director, Office of Nursing Research and Evaluation, has been selected as an honoree of Sigma’s 2019 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame based on the significant impact her research has made on the nursing profession.

MARCH 11, 2019

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Three medallion recipients pose with Dean Havens and University President The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA

Outstanding Alumnae Honored with College's Medallion

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing celebrated its 30th Annual Mass and Alumni Awards Ceremony. Alumni and friends of the College gathered in St. Thomas of Villanova Church - with The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, University president, celebrating Mass - to recognize the accomplishments of this year's Medallion recipients and their innovative contributions to health care.

 

FEBRUARY 27, 2019

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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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