Study Abroad Opportunities
The Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, in conjunction with the International Studies Office, offers a variety of opportunities for a Nursing major to study abroad during his or her course of studies.
The Fitzpatrick College of Nursing has established a year-long study abroad program with the University of Manchester in England. If you wish to study abroad, and have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0, you may take your sophomore year in England. Manchester's Nursing program is ranked #1 in Great Britain by The Times in London. Students in this program spend their Sophomore year in the Nursing Department of the University of Manchester. The courses transfer to Villanova as the Sophomore year of the nursing curriculum and no time is lost in the four year course of studies.
The program requires some changes in the Freshman course of study; any freshman who is interested should contact the Director of the Undergraduate Program or his or her academic advisor as early as possible. In addition, interested students should contact the Director of International Studies.
A nursing major may also participate in numerous study abroad programs offered through the International Studies Office. However, since these are not nursing programs, students who participate need to adjust their course of study and may graduate later than May of their graduation year. Students interested in spending a semester of their Junior year abroad should contact their Program Director and the Director of International Studies.
There are other opportunities for international clinical electives for credit, and national or international study as part of the health promotion practicum senior year.