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Distance Learning System Requirements

The PhD in Nursing program is taught using distance learning technology in the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer courses are taught on the Villanova University campus. (International students may attend classes on campus.)

In order to participate 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.

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.

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Click here for 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.



Technology Support

Contact Sharon Roth-DeFulvio at or 610-519-6827