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The Graduate Program in the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is known for its educational excellence.

Our challenging, cutting-edge curricula and distinguished faculty are invaluable in helping you achieve your professional career goals. Whether you seek a master's degree, post-master's certificate, DNP or PhD, you will find that we bring together the worlds of academic theory and applied knowledge in a unique, fully accredited program ranked among the top graduate nursing programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Our Graduate Program provides the means to expand your knowledge base, enrich your skills and advance your career. We prepare nurses for leadership in an ever-changing health care arena. We will help you think creatively, reach farther and embrace the challenges of professional practice.

A degree from Villanova University — a degree of excellence — will set you apart.


Marguerite K. Schlag, EdD, RN
Associate Dean of the Graduate Nursing Program

Kelly Sheaffer
Graduate Programs Coordinator

Rachel N'Diaye
Doctoral Programs Coordinator

Elizabeth Muncey Blunt, PhD, RN, APRN, BC
Nurse Practitioner, Coordinator

Villanova Graduate Nursing Program