Incoming BSNExpress Students

The information below is for BSNExpress students who have been accepted into the upcoming May cohort.  Some of the information refers to requirements that are time sensitive, so please review as soon as possible. For more details, please refer to the Student Information Sheet which was emailed to you or contact

BSNExpress Incoming Student Information

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.: Surface, Android, Samsung, Amazon Fire, etc. operating systems) ARE NOT RECOMMENDED because of nursing course content compatibility issues, ExamSoft online course testing and online proctored exam 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.