GRADUATE PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-graduate 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.

 

Lesley A. Perry, PhD, RN
Interim Associate Dean, Graduate Program

lesley.perry@villanova.edu 

Elizabeth Blunt, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, FAANP
Director, Nurse Practitioner Programs
elizabeth.blunt@villanova.edu

Kelly Sheaffer
Assistant Director, Graduate Program

kelly.sheaffer@villanova.edu

DOCTORAL TRACKS

MaryAnn Cantrell, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Director, PhD Program
mary.ann.cantrell@villanova.edu

Jodie Szlachta, PhD, CRNA
Program Director, Post-baccalaureate Nurse Anesthesia Doctor of Nursing Practice
jodie.szlachta@crozer.org

Debra Shearer, EdD, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Director, Post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice

debra.shearer@villanova.edu

Sandi Schultz
Assistant Director, Doctoral Programs

sandra.schultz@villanova.edu

Villanova Graduate Nursing Program