M. Louise Fitzpatrick
WHY VILLANOVA NURSING?
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.
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Villanova Nursing Honors Research Legend Dr. Patricia Grady with M. Louise Fitzpatrick Award for Transformative Leadership
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) legend Patricia A. Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN is the second recipient of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick Award for Transformative Leadership. Dean Donna S. Havens presented the award to Dr. Grady, an internationally recognized nurse researcher and neuroscientist. She is director emeritus, NINR, National Institutes of Health, and a Visiting Distinguished Professor at Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies.
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.
Advocating for Children and Families as an IBC Summer Intern
"I had the opportunity to work in the field of public health and home visiting nursing in the Philadelphia area. This experience educated me about the importance of caring for our community in different ways..."
PhD Student and Faculty Co-Author Call to Action About Effects of Preterm Birth
Patricia Griffith, PhD student, and Dr. Michelle Kelly, assistant professor, conducted an umbrella review of outcomes of adolescents and adults born preterm and call for health care providers to recognize the associated lifelong risk.