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Health Care Professional Development

The Driscoll Hall building is home to Villanova Nursing

Building on the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing’s NLN designation as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, it is the mission of the Health Care Professional Development Program to provide innovative education experiences that inspire self-discovery, promote individual professional advancement and elevate organizational performance.

Reward Your Team and Your Organization with the Certificate in Healthcare Design & Innovation

For business professionals entering the industry or healthcare professionals looking to expand their understanding of business, this progam offers perspective on the future of healthcare. Learn more.


Learn more about our MacDonald Center for Nutrition Education and Research. The Center is to serve as a model for education and research that promotes healthy weight management and the prevention and reduction of obesity-related diseases across the lifecycle.

Questions? Contact Dani Kennedy, Assistant Director, Healthcare Professional Development Program, at 610.519.4930  or

Mandatory CE  

Continuing education is mandatory for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware RN relicensure. Please see your State Board Website for specific requirements:


Accreditation Information


Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Villanova University Fitzpatrick College of Nursing MacDonald Center for Nutrition Education and Research provides Continuing Professional Education in accordance with the Prior Approval Program of the Commission on Dietetic Registration.