Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing has an affiliation agreement with multiple schools in the region. The schools include:
- Alfred University
- Arcadia University
- Juniata College
- Muhlenberg College, and
- Ursinus College.
This agreement provides for the acceptance of qualified students or graduates to the Second Degree Accelerated BSN track and increases the breadth of opportunities for them to accelerate their education in the health professions. The students and graduates must meet all the criteria set forth in the agreement.
The Second Degree Accelerated BSN track has 14- and 23-month options that incorporate all the standard components of the nursing program in a concentrated timeframe. The baccalaureate degree in nursing program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001, 202-887-6791.
If you are an interested student or graduate, please contact your current academic advisor for more information or return to the Second Degree Accelerated BSN track homepage to learn more about the track.
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Prospective students from our Affiliate Program are invited to attend a special Affiliates’ Day open house events held throughout the year. During the evening, interested students will learn more about the track directly from our director, current students and alumni; tour our technology driven labs and discuss Financial Assistance opportunities.
By attending Affiliates’ Day, attendees will receive an application fee waiver code.
WHAT ALUMNI ARE SAYING
EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF VILLANOVA NURSES
Caroline Keegan, BSN, RN
Critical Care Residency, Christiana Care, Newark, DE
St. Joseph’s University: BS, Interdisciplinary Studies
"The faculty and professors of the BSNExpress track have an unmatched passion for the profession of nursing and are entirely dedicated to the successful futures of their students. I am indebted to Villanova and Saint Joseph’s University for helping me create the perfect road map to follow my dreams of becoming a trauma nurse. It is now my turn to encourage the next generation of great nurses."
PREPARED FOR THE PACE OF THE ICU
Chelsey Nehila, BSN, RN
Cardiac Care Unit/Cardiac ICU, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Ursinus College: BS, Biology; BA, Media & Communication Studies
“While the track was fast-paced, rigorous, and required an exceptional amount of hard work and commitment, the structure of the BSNExpress, the hands-on simulation, clinical experiences, and the supportive faculty allowed me to gain the necessary nursing skills, knowledge, confidence, and patient-first attitude to be a successful nurse. I am proud to be a Villanova graduate.”
A PASSION FOR HELPING OTHERS
Jeremy Bonafe, BSN, RN
Clinical Coordinator, Emergency Department, Riddle Hospital
University of the Sciences: BS, Health Science
“I pursued my BSN because I had a passion for helping others. Villanova Nursing teaches current evidence-based-practice, provided research opportunities, and allowed me to hone my skills in state-of-the-art simulation labs. This learning has proved to be invaluable as I entered my career as an emergency room nurse, and I am now also able to make a difference one patient at a time.”