Academic Programs

Academic Programs

BSN, MSN, Post-Master's, DNP, PhD


Bachelor of Science (BSN)

For high school seniors.

Bachelor of Science (BSN) for Adult and Traditional Transfer Students

For students who have completed the prerequisite courses required to begin upper level nursing courses.

BSN Completion for RNs

For registered nurses who wish to earn their BSN degree in our online program.

Second Degree Options

Two options for motivated students who already hold a bachelor's degree in another discipline and now wish to embark on a career in nursing.


Master's (MSN)

Prepare to face the challenges of today's health care environment with an MSN degree.


For students who already have master's degrees in nursing.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and DNP-Nurse Anesthesia

Earn your clinical doctorate to lead innovation in nursing practice and health care.

PhD in Nursing

Prepare for an academic career in higher education as a teacher-scholar! Builds upon baccalaureate and master's nursing degrees.

Continuing Education

Extend your lifelong learning and professional development.


Offering a variety of valuable, practical courses to meet your clinical and managerial needs.

Certificate Programs

Creative, targeted and highly successful certificate programs for clinicians, researchers, educators, managers and executives.


Nursing educators share a common bond for continued competence.

My View

“The culture of Villanova emphasizes the importance of the student and the learning process and this makes it a wonderful place to learn and grow."

Hannah Eldredge

State Disclosures for Distance Education Programs

The following are special disclosures relating to the University’s distance learning programs for residents of the following states: Alaska, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

Disclosures for Distance Education Programs.pdf