Admission Process - Second Degree BSN

To apply to the the  Second Degree BSN, just follow these steps:

  1. Mail or fax transcripts for a preliminary review, include your name, address, phone number, and email address. The fax number is 610.519.8365.
     
  2. After transcripts are reviewed, eligible students should complete an online application for admission. Students interested in the Second Degree BSN should apply by the deadline of March 1 for entrance into the program in the following August.

  3. Send all correspondence to:

Second Degree BSN
Driscoll Hall Room 319
Attention: Kristin Barkdoll

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
800 E Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085

 

When your application is processed, you will be contacted for an interview.

Application Checklist

Complete Application Requirements (Must be received by March 1 deadline)

  • A completed application by the March 1 deadline (with a copy of your green card if necessary).
  • Application fee of $80.00 (nonrefundable).
  • Essay: "Why are you choosing to enter nursing at this time?"
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts from all previous institutions of higher education. Request the Registrar’s Office from all Colleges you have attended to forward an official transcript, You do not have to list courses in progress. High School Transcripts are NOT REQUIRED.
  • TOEFL scores (international students whose degree was earned outside the United States only)
  • Foreign transcript evaluations (international transcripts only).
  • Course descriptions from previous colleges attended, if requested by the Program Director.

The postal mailing address is:

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
Attention: Kristin Barkdoll, Second Degree Programs Assistant

800 E Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

    Electronic transcripts may be sent to: kristin.barkdoll@villanova.edu

  1. Your application will be reviewed.
  2. Applicants will be notified in writing of the Admission Committee's decision.

Transfer of Credits

When a second degree applicant is admitted to the program, the transcript is reviewed for transfer of credit. Second degree students must fulfill the same course requirements as other students in Villanova University's BSN Program which includes a total of 28 credits in Physical Science, 18 credits in Humanities (to include a philosophy equivalent) and 12 credits in Social/Behavioral Sciences (to include a general psychology equivalent). Credits for courses that have been taken at another college or university may be transferred if the course is required in the program and if the grade is "C" or above. In order to determine course equivalency, the course description from the catalog of the outside institution is compared to the course description in the Villanova University catalog; course syllabi are reviewed if necessary.

Transcript Submissions: Second Degree BSN

Second Degree BSN

Send Electronic Transcripts to: Kristin.Barkdoll@villanova.edu.

College of Nursing
Second Degree BSN
Driscoll Hall Room 319
Attention: Kristin Barkdoll

Villanova University
800 E Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

If you are sending a transcript for review, you may scan and email it to Kristin.Barkdoll@villanova.edu. Your communication MUST include your name, address, email address, phone number and date of birth.

Second Degree Options: BSNExpress Program and Alternate Sequence Curriculum

 

Contact us

Questions? Please contact:

Kristin Barkdoll, program assistant, at 610.519.7137

Colleen Meakim, program coordinator, at 610.519.7955

If you are sending a transcript for review you may scan and email it to Mrs. Barkdoll or fax it to her attention at 610-519-8365. Your communication MUST include your name, address, email address, phone number and date of birth.