Affiliation Agreements


Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing has entered into affiliation agreements with Saint Joseph's University, University of the Sciences and Ursinus College through which their qualified students and graduates will be guaranteed enrollment in the Second Degree Accelerated BSN Program for College Graduates [BSNEXpress].

The BSNExpress program is a 14-month second degree program that incorporates all the standard components of the nursing program in a concentrated timeframe. The baccalaureate degree in nursing program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001, 202-887-6791.  

This agreement provides for acceptance of a minimum of five students or graduates annually and increases the breadth of opportunities for those students to continue their education in the health professions. The students and graduates must meet all the criteria set forth in the agreement.

If you are an interested student, please contact your advisor for more information or return to the BSNExpress program home page to learn more about the program. 


Affiliate Schools


University of the Sciences

Affiliates' Day: September 4, 2019

Prospective students from St. Joseph's, Ursinus and USciences are invited to attend Affiliates' Day on Wednesday, September 4 from 6 - 7:30 pm. Learn more about the program directly from our director, current students and alumni; tour our technology driven labs and discuss Financial Assistance opportunities.

By registering for Affiliates' Day, you will receive a special link to register for an Unofficial Transcript Review with represenatives from the College, prior to the evening event. Slots are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis.


By attending Affiliates' Day, you will receive an application fee waiver code.