The College of Nursing welcomes applications from adults who wish to begin preparing for a career in nursing. These include individuals who have completed college level courses either at a four-year institution or at a two-year associate degree program. All applicants must meet the entrance requirements for admission to the University. If you are an RN (or will be taking the NCLEX in the near future) click here to learn about our RN-BSN Online program.
We also welcome traditional transfer students. Why Villanova Nursing? As you seek your Villanova BSN, you will benefit from a wide variety of professional nursing career options, recognition of previous college credits, an opportunity to expand your knowledge at the graduate level and part-time study in the introductory level of the program. You may want to review our Alternate Sequence Curriculum information.
Important information for transfer students
- A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required to transfer into the nursing program.
- SAT 1100 or above (math and verbal combined) or ACT 24 or above.
- The nursing curriculum is a very structured one with courses in a pre-determined order. Because of the sequencing of courses, we generally accept transfer students to start coursework in August only.
- Spaces in the nursing program are limited due to lab facilities, clinical agencies, and student-faculty ratios (8:1).
- Please consider learning more about our programs and the transfer process by attending one of our information sessions held in the fall and spring.
- If you are transferring from another college or university and you decide that nursing at Villanova is right for you, you will need to complete a Transfer Student Application available on-line from the Office of University Admission. You should apply by the deadline of March 1 in order to maximize the possibility of your acceptance.
Transfer students frequently enter into this curriculum following completion of prerequisite courses. If you are a traditional undergraduate student looking to transfer into the College of Nursing BSN program or an adult learner seeking a BSN, contact Cheryl Wert, Recruitment Specialist (firstname.lastname@example.org 610.519.5633), to make a phone or in-person interview appointment.