Graduate Nursing Program


International Graduate Student Information

The Graduate Program in the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is known for its educational excellence. Our challenging, cutting-edge curricula and distinguished faculty are invaluable in helping you achieve your professional career goals. Whether you seek a master's degree, post-master's certificate, DNP or PhD, you will find that we bring together the worlds of academic theory and applied knowledge in a unique, fully accredited program ranked among the top graduate nursing programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Our Graduate Program provides the means to expand your knowledge base, enrich your skills and advance your career. We prepare nurses for leadership in an ever-changing health care arena. We will help you think creatively, reach farther and embrace the challenges of professional practice. A degree from Villanova University — a degree of excellence — will set you apart.

Visiting us is a great way to get started--attend a spring or fall Open House, learn more about the degree you're interested in by following the links below, or contact us with questions. We look forward to hearing from you!


If you have a pending application (for ANY term and ANY program – MSN or Post Master’s Certificate in AGNP, FNP, PNP, NED or post-baccalaureate Nurse Anesthesia DNP) please make every effort to have it competed it by April 1.

After that date, Villanova University is changing online application systems and you will need to REAPPLY (application fee waived) using our new online application.

While the deadline for Fall 2018 would typically be July 1st, since our current online application system will be phased out after April 1st, we would strongly encourage you to get all your application materials in by April 1st so your completed application can be reviewed by our Admissions Committee. If your Application is incomplete as of April 1st, you will be required to REAPPLY (application fee waived) in our new Online Application System.

My View

"The graduate program is wonderful. The courses are challenging and the leadership preparation is phenomenal."

Sr. Angela Onyemere, Nigeria

“After attending numerous open houses, I knew Villanova was truly my only option. The faculty, staff, and fellow students within the College of Nursing at Villanova become like a second family. They take the time to get to you know you, your likes and dislikes, and they simply care about you and want you to succeed in your program.”

Lisa Crofcheck

Additional Information

• Course Catalog