Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care

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 Continuing Education Program in Nursing and Healthcare to provide innovative education experiences that inspire self-discovery, promote individual professional advancement and elevate organizational performance.

Upcoming Institutes

Postponed. Date to be Announced.
Villanova University Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

Join experts from across the country for a 3-day, intensive course on randomized controlled trials (RCTs) emphasizing research design, execution, FDA/ICH Good Clinical Practice Standards, and the role of clinical trials in informing clinical practice and creating treatment guidelines.

Institute Information

Registration: Available January 2020

This three-day immersion experience is built for the novice to mid-career Simulation educator or faculty. During the Institute, participants will:

  • apply the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Standards of Best Practice: Simulation℠ as evidence-based guidelines for all educational activities
  • learn to incorporate simulation into programs to advance education and learning to improve patient outcomes


Courses and Certificate Programs

Campus offerings are held at Driscoll Hall, home of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing and its state of the art nursing labs and facilities.

For a full listing of our upcoming offerings visit our Courses page.

The Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care Program has developed creative, targeted and highly successful certificate programs for clinicians, researchers, educators, managers and executives. To learn more visit our Certificate Programs page.

Learn more about our MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and  Education. 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 CE Progam Assistant Louisa Zullo at 610.519.4930  or

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 continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation.

Villanova University Fitzpatrick College of Nursing / Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).