DNP Distance Learning System Requirements


The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is taught using distance learning technology.  M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Computing Requirements

In order to parcipate effectively in Villanova's courses, you must have full access to a reliable laptop/desktop/mac.  Your computer and communications hardware and software should meet or exceed the following requirements as listed in the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Computing Requirements found on the Student Services site.

Both Mac and PC platforms are acceptable operating systems for academic use in the College.  iPads (Apple iOS) and Tablets (i.e.: Android, Samsung, Amazon Fire, etc. operating systems) ARE NOT RECOMMENDED because of nursing course content compatibility issues and online distance learning requirements.

Each student is required to have a local installed copy of Microsoft Office. Enrolled students can dowload Microsoft office for either Windows or Mac operating systems.

Please visit the University's Student Services site for additional information on Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Computer Requirements, Villanova's Computer Purchase Program, downloading Microsoft Office Suite of applications for Windows or Mac operating systems, downloading AntiVirus programs and Wireless configuration for VUMobile.

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Debra Shearer, EdD, MSN, FNP-BC
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

Rachel N'Diaye
DNP Program Assistant