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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

MSN Degree/Post-Master's Certificates

Graduate students may select a master's degree track depending on career interests and professional development goals. All are targeted to meet specific program outcomes. Tracks range from 39-55 credits, which include core, clinical, role development and elective courses. These tracks include: adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, and nursing education.

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Post-master's certificate programs for each track are available to students who already have a master's degree in nursing.

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APPLICATION NOTICE: If you have a pending application (for ANY term and ANY program – MSN or Post Master’s Certificate in AGNP, FNP, PNP, NED or DNP- NA) please make every effort to have it competed it by April 1st.

After that date, Villanova University is changing online application systems and you will need to REAPPLY (application fee waived) using our new online application.

Please note that while the deadline for Fall 2018 would typically be July 1st, since our current online application system will be phased out just after the April 1st deadline, we would strongly encourage you to please try to get all your application materials in by April 1st so your completed application can be reviewed by our Admissions Committee. If your Application is incomplete as of the April 1st, you will be required to REAPPLY (application fee waived) in our new Online Application System.        

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Villanova's DNP program is a practice-focused doctoral program designed to prepare Post-Master’s Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and nurse administrators to lead innovation in nursing practice and healthcare.

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DEADLINE FOR SUMMER 2018 IS SOON. Only Completed applications will be accepted and reviewed until April 3, 2018 for Summer 2018.

Nurse Anesthesia DNP

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing and Crozer-Chester Medical Center have collaborated on the development of a joint program to prepare Nurse Anesthetists who earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from Villanova University. This Nurse Anesthesia DNP concentration in the Graduate Program prepares nurses with a sound base of theoretical knowledge and clinical experience in the practice of nurse anesthesia and professional leadership.

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APPLICATION NOTICE: If you have a pending application DNP- NA please make every effort to have it competed it by April 1st.

After that date, Villanova University is changing online application systems and you will need to REAPPLY (application fee waived) using our new online application.

Please note that while the deadline for Fall 2018 would typically be July 1st, since our current online application system will be phased out just after the April 1st deadline, we would strongly encourage you to please try to get all your application materials in by April 1st so your completed application can be reviewed by our Admissions Committee. If your Application is incomplete as of the April 1st, you will be required to REAPPLY (application fee waived) in our new Online Application System.

PhD in Nursing

Villanova Nursing's PhD Program is clearly focused on the preparation of teacher-scholars who will be well-prepared to help alleviate the national nursing shortage by preparing diverse student populations for the delivery of nursing services.

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SECOND DEGREE BSN OPTIONS FOR COLLEGE GRADUATES

For students who already have a Bachelor's Degree in another discipline.

BSNExpress Program for College Graduates

Villanova University College of Nursing offers two options to students with a bachelor's degree in another discipline who now wish to pursue a career in nursing.

Accelerated BSN Program for College Graduates ("BSNExpress") permits completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in 14 consecutive months.

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Alternate Sequence Program for College Graduates

Villanova University College of Nursing offers two options to students with a bachelor's degree in another discipline who now wish to pursue a career in nursing.

Alternate Sequence Curriculum, for second degree students, requires four standard semesters, plus one summer session.

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ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL AND TRANSFER STUDENTS: If you are applying to our Traditional Nursing Undergraduate Program, you must fill out Villanova University's Common Application. Click here to go the University Admission site for an overview and access to the Common Application.

APPLICATION ALERT

Due to higher education regulation changes, Villanova University is unable to accept applications for admission to online programs and courses from students residing in Alabama and Minnesota. 

Attention Minnesota Applicants: Villanova University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.