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Villanova Nursing and USciences sign affiliation agreement

Villanova University College of Nursing and University of the Sciences (USciences) announce an affiliation agreement, effective immediately, through which qualified USciences students and graduates will be offered enrollment in the Accelerated BSN Program for College Graduates (BSNEXpress).

“We have been impressed by the quality of the USciences graduates who have entered our program to earn their BSN degree and gone on to successfully launch their professional nursing careers. We look forward to a continued relationship with USciences,” says Maryanne Lieb, MSN, RN, coordinator of the Second Degree Programs.

The BSNExpress program is a 14-month, second degree program that incorporates all the standard components of the nursing program in a concentrated timeframe. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

This agreement provides for acceptance of up to five students or graduates annually and increases the breadth of opportunities for USciences students to continue their education in the health professions. The students and graduates must meet all admission criteria.

For more information about the program, please visit the BSNExpress website.


About the Villanova University College of Nursing

The Villanova University College of Nursing, established in 1953, is a nationally recognized premier nursing program under Catholic auspices with a mission to create a synergy between compassion and clinical excellence. Designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing, the College provides a values-based undergraduate education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences that prepares students to assume positions as productive, ethical, and socially responsible citizens and leaders providing care in clinical and community settings. It also offers outstanding  master’s, PhD and DNP programs to prepare advanced practice nurses, administrators and nurse educators. Its environment for faculty and student scholarship, its respected continuing nursing education program, outstanding centers and the leadership contributions of its students, faculty and alumni in nursing and health care are acknowledged around the world.


About University of the Sciences

University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields for nearly 200 years. Key to its distinctive education is a tradition of hands-on research and experiential learning that is evident in every graduate who has walked its campus. Since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences has grown to more than 30 degree-granting programs from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields. Discover how USciences students are proven everywhere they go at