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First online RN-BSN students graduate

Gina Newman (left) and Angela Caccavo are among the newest BSN graduates from theh College of Nursing.

Angela Caccavo ’14 BSN, RN and Gina Newman ’14 BSN, RN are the College of Nursing’s first online RN-BSN graduates. They were recognized at the College’s Winter Convocation held December 10, 2014 in the St. Thomas of Villanova Church, along with other BSN, MSN, post-master’s certificate and DNP degree candidates.

Newman looks forward to the future, “I definitely see that obtaining my BSN will positively alter my career goals. I can enjoy a wide array of employment opportunities, such as management, research, or academics just to name a few. “

Caccavo is originally from Malvern, Pa. and is now an emergency department staff nurse at Phoenix Children's Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. “I chose Villanova because I had always wanted to go here.  I feel fortunate to have finished my BSN through this highly recognized nursing program,” she notes, “I know this degree will open many more doors and opportunities in my nursing career.”

Newman, of Philadelphia, Pa., is a Case Manager with KeystoneCare Homecare & Hospice located in Wyndmoor, Pa.  She looks forward to continuing her education with an advanced degree in Community/Public Health with the option of pulling in Global Health. “I look forward to a rewarding nursing career and adding to the foundation that I've solidified at the College of Nursing,” Newman says.

"I chose to attend Villanova because it is a tremendous academic institution with an outstanding reputation in the tri-state area.  Villanova students participate in charitable and philanthropic activities and organizations," she explains, saying, "Villanova faculty are outstanding clinicians and exemplary teachers. Their commitment to the goals of the successful student is evident.  Villanova offers unparalleled advantages to students who have the desire and aptitude to become successful nurses, as well as to nurses who are ready to explore their career potential for growth and advancement."