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Academic Programs

Academic Programs

BSN, MSN, Post-Master's, DNP, PhD


Bachelor of Science (BSN)

For high school seniors.

BSN Transfer (for Adult and Traditional Transfer Students)

For students who have completed the prerequisite courses required to begin upper level nursing courses.

Second Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Built specifically for motivated students who already hold a bachelor's degree in another discipline and now wish to embark on a career in nursing.


Master's (MSN)

Prepare to face the challenges of today's health care environment with an MSN degree.


For students who already have master's degrees in nursing.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Earn your clinical doctorate to lead innovation in nursing practice and health care.

PhD in Nursing

Prepare for an academic career in higher education as a teacher-scholar! Builds upon baccalaureate and master's nursing degrees.


Continuing Education

Extend your lifelong learning and professional development.


Offering a variety of valuable, practical courses to meet your clinical and managerial needs.

Certificate Programs

Creative, targeted and highly successful certificate programs for clinicians, researchers, educators, managers and executives.


Nursing educators share a common bond for continued competence.

My View

“The culture of Villanova emphasizes the importance of the student and the learning process and this makes it a wonderful place to learn and grow."

Hannah Eldredge

Important Notices for Prospective and Current Students Enrolling in Online Courses or Programs

The following includes important information regarding the University’s authorization status, students’ responsibilities related to relocation and programs leading to professional licensures, and the complaint process for online students.

Read the Notices for Online Courses or Programs