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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Known for our unique learning environments, personal touch, expert faculty mentors, and highly regarded programs, the College of Nursing prepares nurses to be leaders in the areas of clinical practice, research, education and administration.

How may we help you?  I am interested in…

…Completing my BSN and maybe continuing on for my MSN

Villanova's BSN/MSN Gateway Program for Registered Nurses  is the convenient, personalized and flexible way for the busy RN student to move forward with earning a bachelor of science and even a master of science in nursing degree. For your BSN portion of study, you may only need to take 24 credits at Villanova and RNs working full-time are eligible for a 30% tuition reduction.

…Earning my master’s degree

The Graduate Nursing Program, ranked among the top graduate nursing programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report, offers distinctive blended programs with online and on-campus course options. Concentrations include: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner  (as well as Adult-Gerontology and Family), Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing Education, and Health Care Administration.

…Enhancing my career options with a post-master’s certificate

The Graduate Nursing Program, also offers post-master’s certificates to develop Pediatric Nurse Practitioners  (as well as Adult), Nurse Anesthetists, and Nurse Educators.

…Earning a doctoral degree

Our PhD in Nursing program prepares teacher-scholars for careers in academic settings. The program is designed to be flexible in meeting your learning needs. The curriculum is implemented using a fall and spring semester distance learning approach complemented by on-campus summer sessions. Whether you are on-campus or at home, the College provides you with a personalized experience -- one of the hallmarks of a Villanova Nursing program.

…Advanced knowledge and skills through a continuing education program

We offer courses, certificate programs and conferences to nurses and health care professionals from the region and across the nation.  Programs may also be customized for your needs and delivered on-site.

…Switching careers and becoming a nurse

If you already have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and would like to earn the bachelor of science in nursing degree, we have two second degree options for you. The Second Degree Accelerated BSN or BSNExpress is a 14-month accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) track.  

The Fitzpatrick College of Nursing also offers a traditional 4-year BSN program for high school students.

The Childrens' Hospital of Philadelphia

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“Villanova is a great place. The faculty are amazing and are genuinely interested in your success. They recognize that you have outside responsibilities and help you structure your program to balance your life.”

Teresa Conte