Undergraduate Program Overview

Undergraduate Program Overview

Villanova's Undergraduate Nursing Program is highly regarded. After successful completion of the program, you will earn your bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree and join nearly 8,000 alumni around the world who can call themselves Villanova Nurses. Our alumni are well-established in the profession as leading clinicians, researchers, educators and administrators. They are eagerly recruited by employers around the country. What they have in common is their Villanova BSN degree.

The M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing welcomes traditional, adult and traditional transfer students from all backgrounds who wish to earn their BSN — either as a first or second degree — through a challenging program of study. We have several options, including the traditional 4-year course of study, and two second degree options for college graduates: the Second Degree BSN and the Second Degree Accelerated BSN.  

The Undergraduate Nursing Program is fully accredited and is affiliated with numerous clinical agencies and health systems for clinical experiences.

Organizing Framework

This organizing framework provides the basis for the development of the undergraduate and graduate curricula of the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing. It is consistent with the Mission Statement of the University, the Mission and Goals of the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, and is reflective of Catholic, Augustinian values.

Program Director

Angelina Arcamone, PhD, RN, CCE

Clinical Assistant Professor
Assistant Dean and Director, Undergraduate Nursing Program


Additional Information

The undergraduate enrollment in our fully accredited program is approximately 500 students who come from as close as the mid-Atlantic and New England states, and as far as the West Coast and foreign nations.